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Airplane convening German National Team makes an emergency touchdown

The plane transporting the German soccer team was forced to make an unintentional landing in Edinburgh this morning after declaring an aerial emergency on the way back from Iceland.

The KlasJet flight KLJ2703left Reykjavik at 2:00 am following Germany’s 4-0 win over Iceland on Wednesday night and was heading to Frankfurt but got into difficulty approximately three miles west of Arbroath.

The plane had to make an abrupt turn between Dundee and Arbroath before taking 20 minutes to land in the Scottish capital at 4:00 am.

However, the official Twitter account of the national team reads: “Safety first. a safe stopover as a precaution in Edinburgh. From there, individual onward and return journeys are planned.”

A second post confirmed the team was “fine”.

The plane that the German players were originally on did not take off again.

Germany team list for the match is as follows: Neuer (c) – Hofmann (Klostermann 46′), Süle (Gosens 60′), Rüdiger, Kehrer – Kimmich, Goretzka (Wirtz 80′) – Gnabry (Havertz 46′), Gündogan, Sane (Musiala 60′) – Werner
Unused subs: Leno, Trapp, Raum, Schlotterbeck, Adeyemi, Neuhaus, Dahoud
Out: Baku (rested), Müller (thigh), Reus (knee)
Coach: Hansi Flick

 

On the flight tracking website Flightradar24, you can see that the flight stopped in Edinburgh with a squawk code 7700, which is used for common emergencies onboard an airplane.

On the pitch, it was a good night for Die Manshaft, who smashed Iceland, to take full control of the World Cup qualifying group.

Armenia and Romania were Germany’s largest competitions to qualify for Qatar, but both lost points on Wednesday night.

Germany entered the fixture round knowing that Armenia could make them jump before kicking the ball, but only a one-on-one draw with Group J’s whipping boy Liechtenstein.

Romania, which kicked off at the same time as Germany, was also held and drew 0-0 with North Macedonia. This means that Hans Flick’s team is four points behind the top of the group.

Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sané, Chelsea Duo Antonio Rudiger, and Timo Werner scored three wins a week for newly appointed head coach Flick.

Germany has scored 12 goals in three games and has not yet made concessions under the new boss who replaced Joa Himlow after Euro 2020.

Flick praised Chelsea forward Werner following the victory after scoring in all three games during the current match.

“Timo played all three games over 90 minutes, which certainly took a lot of power. He also scored in all the games. In this regard, he went in the right direction. I’m out. “

He felt there was a clear area to improve for the rest of him, even though he won very comfortably. The belief that you want to set goals. The chip ball arrived well, but the cross pass did not arrive. You need to work on it. “

 

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