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Plane carrying German national team declares mid-air emergency over Scotland

The Germany squad were flying back to Germany after beating Iceland 4-0 on Wednesday, when they were forced into an unscheduled landing in Edinburgh

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A plane carrying the German football team was forced into an unscheduled landing in Edinburgh this morning after declaring a mid-air emergency.

The team were heading back to Frankfurt following their 4-0 win over Iceland in Reykjavik on Wednesday night.

However, the official twitter account for the national team confirmed that “as a precaution there has been a safe stopover in Edinburgh.”

They have since confirmed that “we are fine. Safety check on the machine is now running”.

It is unclear what caused Klasjet flight KLJ2703 in the emergency change of direction, making an abrupt tween between Dundee and Arbroath and rapidly descending.

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