<div id="single-news-content"> <h5>Arsenal Women escaped without harm after their plane caught fire following their 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg in Germany</h5> <p>Arsenal’s women's team survived a near catastrophe as the team’s plane momentarily caught fire as the team departed Germany following their UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal first leg against Wolfsburg.</p> <h3>Arsenal women escape aircraft fire unscathed</h3> <p>The Gunners had played out an enthralling 2-2 draw in Germany ahead of the second leg in London, but their flight back home faced some problems as their plane’s engine burst into flames on the runway just before takeoff from the Braunschweig Wolfsburg Airport. </p> <p>The fire was eventually put out, and the cause was determined to be a bird caught in the engine as the plane made its way out of the airport. </p> <figure> <img src="https://sportal365images.com/process/smp-images-production/ringier.africa/24042023/fd7faf6e-6d84-479c-a9d0-0615ed406838.jfif" alt="Images of Arsenal Women's team plane on fire" width="940" height="627"> <figcaption> <span> Images of Arsenal Women's team plane on fire </span> </figcaption> </figure> <p>Luckily, there were no recorded casualties or injuries to any players on board and the team returned to London to begin preparations for the second leg against Wolfsburg. </p> <h3>Arsenal looking to make history despite series of misfortunes</h3> <p>Arsenal have already suffered more than their fair share of misfortune this season, with three of their first-team players suffering ACL injuries that have severely disrupted their season. </p> <p>They have lost star forwards Viviane Miedema and Beth Mead, as well as key defender and England captain Leah Williamson to season-ending injuries and also have a number of other first-team players out with short to medium-term niggles that have also kept them out of contention. </p> <p>Despite the setback, the Gunners have still found themselves in a good position to reach the UEFA Women’s Champions League final after playing out a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg in Germany. </p> <p>They face the Germans again in the second leg at Meadow Park in front of their own fans, looking to reach the final of the competition for the first time since they became the first and only English team to win it. </p> <h2>Related content</h2> <div> <a href="https://www.pulsesports.ng/football/2023042123134381170/arsenal-star-ruled-out-of-world-cup-after-injury-against-manchester-united"> <img src="https://sportal365images.com/process/smp-images-production/ringier.africa/21042023/5129e65b-23da-411c-9210-baf97a8c2151.jpeg?operations=fit(180:)" width="300" height="200" alt="Arsenal star ruled out of World Cup after injury against Manchester United"> </a> </div> <div> <a href="https://www.pulsesports.ng/football/2023040308413632028/arsenal-forward-vivianne-miedema-has-no-hopes-of-being-fit-in-time-for-world-cup"> <img src="https://sportal365images.com/process/smp-images-production/ringier.africa/03042023/23b7f04e-0eee-4b83-8ad4-8dd5bc896c65.jpeg?operations=fit(180:)" width="300" height="200" alt="Arsenal forward has ‘no hopes’ of being fit in time for World Cup"> </a> </div> <div> <a href="https://www.pulsesports.ng/football/2023032921063680843/arsenal-reach-first-champions-league-semi-final-in-9-years-with-victory-over-bayern"> <img src="https://sportal365images.com/process/smp-images-production/ringier.africa/29032023/fbc1f24d-c8b5-4f1a-a3e3-fef57a4f7614.png?operations=fit(180:)" width="300" height="200" alt="Arsenal reach first Champions League semi-final in 9 years with victory over Bayern"> </a> </div> <div> <a href="https://www.pulsesports.ng/football/2023032222214070755/wolfsburg-beat-10-woman-psg-at-the-parc-des-princes"> <img src="https://sportal365images.com/process/smp-images-production/ringier.africa/22032023/01670e83-5a35-438e-810a-8d4058933c3d.png?operations=fit(180:)" width="300" height="200" alt="Wolfsburg beat 10-woman PSG at the Parc des Princes"> </a> </div> <div> <a href="https://www.pulsesports.ng/football/2023031304213596196/asisat-oshoala-all-you-need-to-know-including-husband-net-worth-biography"> <img src="https://sportal365images.com/process/smp-images-production/ringier.africa/13032023/0ace5c84-757f-4c1c-981f-139fc136735e.jpg?operations=fit(180:)" width="300" height="200" alt="Asisat Oshoala: All you need to know including husband, net worth, biography"> </a> </div> <div> <a href="https://www.pulsesports.ng/football/2023013022334275229/manchester-united-reject-arsenals-record-bid-for-russo"> <img src="https://sportal365images.com/process/smp-images-production/ringier.africa/30012023/79fa5570-61d1-464f-b7ee-ac5933fce259.png?operations=fit(180:)" width="300" height="200" alt="Manchester United reject Arsenal’s record bid for Russo"> </a> </div> </div>
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