Germany team 'fine' after plane forced to land in Edinburgh following Iceland match

The plane carrying the Germany players was forced to make an emergency landing in Edinburgh after leaving Iceland; Germany players arrived home on Thursday afternoon after pressure from Bayern Munich ahead of key fixture against RB Leipzig on Saturday, live on Sky Sports

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The Germany squad are 'fine' after their plane had to make an emergency landing in Edinburgh when returning from Iceland, says Sky Germany's Uli Kohler

The German national team are "fine" after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Edinburgh on the way back from Iceland.

The KlasJet flight left Reykjavik at 2am following Germany's 4-0 win over Iceland and was heading to Frankfurt but got into difficulty approximately three miles west of Arbroath.

The plane had to make an abrupt turn between Dundee and Arbroath before taking 20 minutes to land in the Scottish capital at 4am.

It is not yet clear why the incident occurred.

Germany were returning from a 4-0 win over Iceland
Image: Germany were returning from a 4-0 win over Iceland

The team tweeted a message in German that read: "Safety first. Safe stopover as a precaution in Edinburgh. From there, individual onward and return journeys are planned."

A second post confirmed the team were "fine".

The team had to fly overnight due to German regulations that ban planes from landing during the night.

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

The team finally arrived in Frankfurt on Thursday afternoon after a seven-hour wait in Edinburgh.

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Bayern Munich had put pressure on for players to be transported home quickly as they play away at RB Leizpig on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

Bayern Munich's Jamal Musiala, Leon Goretzka, Niklas Suele and Leroy Sane were among those stuck in Edinburgh for several hours.

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