Iceland vs Germany: Germany squad jet forced to land after ‘mid-air emergency’

The German national team’s aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Edinburgh on the way back from Iceland.

The landing was announced by Germany’s national team’s official Twitter account

According to the tweet, the players will now be returning home individually.

The tweet read, “Safety first. Safe stopover as a precaution in Edinburgh. From there, individual onward and return journeys are planned.”

The KlasJet flight left Reykjavik at 2 am following Germany’s 4-0 win over Iceland, which placed them at the top of their world cup qualifying group.

The plane was heading to Frankfurt but got into difficulty approximately three miles west of Arbroath. The pilot had to make an abrupt turn between Dundee and Arbroath before taking 20 minutes to land in the Scottish capital at 4 am.

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

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