PETALING JAYA: A victorious night could have turned tragic for Terengganu’s football team when their Malindo Air flight had to turn back because the ATR 72-600 plane’s turboprop engine caught fire.
Terengganu midfielder Faiz Subri posted a picture of the burning engine and said the plane turned back and landed in Subang Airport.
Everyone on board the 7.30am flight was safe.
The table-topping side were due to return to Kuala Terengganu on Wednesday after beating ATM FA 3-0 at the Selayang Stadium on Tuesday.
According to Terengganu FA staff, the players posted pictures of the incident on their social media pages.
According to a statement on the Terengganu FA’s website, the team took a replacement flight back to Kuala Terengganu at 10am