Report: Russian aircraft carrying Peruvian World Cup fans catches fire

A week after a plane carrying the Saudi Arabian national team from Moscow to Rostov caught fire in-flight, reports emerging from Russia indicate that there has been another mid-air incident aboard a Russian commercial aircraft. According to Peruvian news outlet, RPP, a flight which was transporting some 70 Peruvian World Cup fans from Yekaterinburg to Moscow, caught fire just minutes before landing. No injuries were reported.

The incident was initially reported by RPP sports correspondent Melina Merino as an explosion.

Later reports seemed to clarify that one of the plane’s turbines had caught fire en-route to landing. In smartphone video that has emerged from the flight, smoke is clearly visible inside the plane’s cabin.

We will update this story as more details become available.

More World Cup on Yahoo Sports:
Bushnell: Who’s to blame for Argentina disaster?
Schaerlaeckens: Messi’s World Cup legacy is fizzling out
Johannsson has no regrets about choosing USMNT over Iceland
Underappreciated Pogba emblematic of why France is dangerous
Schaerlaeckens: Time for Mexican fans to end homophobic chant

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.