Friday, 2 December 2016

Super Falcons Narrowly Escapes Death After Plane Emits Smoke Before Takeoff

Five members of the Super Falcons were
forced to travel by road from Duoala to
Yaounde on Wednesday, as the aircraft
they were meant to fly with developed
electrical fault shortly before take off.
Nigeria will take on hosts Cameroon in the
final of this year’s African Women’s Cup of
Nations on Sunday, after defeating South
Africa 1-0 in their semi-final clash. The
team were scheduled to leave Douala at
9am, for a 45-minute flight to Yaounde – it
is four hours by road.
Florence Omagbemi’s ladies arrived at the
airport, along with their South African
counterparts, who play Ghana’s Black
Queens in Friday’s third-place match. On
getting to Douala airport, CAF officials
could not secure enough seats for the
entire Nigerian team on one plane.
“The team experienced some delay at the
airport, but at the end, all the players and
officials could not travel together in one
plane because it was a small aircraft which
could not accommodate both Nigeria and
the South African team at the same time.
As a result, five members of the team were
left behind,” a member of the team told the
Guardian.
“Those five people were later checked into
another plane, but just as they were
preparing to commence the journey to
Yaoundé, smoke started coming out from
the plane due to electrical problem and
everybody was evacuated. The five people
had to embark on their journey by road to
Yaoundé. This incident is coming less than
24 hours after Brazilian football players
were involved in a plane crash on their
way to a match in Colombia.


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