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 around 70 Peruvian World Cup fans from Yekaterinburg to Moscow, caught fire just minutes before landing. No injuries were reported.

A flight to Moscow carrying around 70 Peruvian fans had an incident briefly before landing Friday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@RPPNoticias)

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.


Peruvian supporters cheer ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 21, 2018. (Getty)

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