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Bird strike forces Fenerbahce plane into emergency landing ahead of Man Utd tie

SoccerBy Sunday World
The damaged plane after making the emergency landing (Pic: Twitter/@Fenerbahce)
The damaged plane after making the emergency landing (Pic: [email protected])

Fenerbahce's plane transporting them from Turkey for Thursday's Europa League clash at Manchester United has been forced into an unscheduled landing in Budapest.

A message posted on the club's official Twitter page just before midday on Wednesday said a forced landing was made in the Hungarian capital after a bird struck the aircraft's windscreen.

The message was accompanied by photographs apparently of the plane's windscreen, with the glass covered in cracks.

Fenerbahce added in the message: "There is nothing alarming".

The club is scheduled to hold a press conference at Old Trafford at 6pm on Wednesday, followed by a training session, ahead of Thursday's Group A match.

Manchester United replied to Fenerbahce with a tweet from their official account: