Disaster narrowly avoided as ANOTHER footie team boards “smoking” aircraft

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Five members of the Super Falcons team were due to board a plane in Cameroon, Africa, yesterday.

But they were forced to travel by road to the ongoing Africa Women’s Nations Cup after their aircraft developed an electrical fault shortly before take-off.

The Nigerian team left their hotel in Buea at around 6am to catch their 45-minute-long 9am flight to Yaoundé.

But just as five of the players were about to take-off, passengers were evacuated from the flight after smoke started coming out of the plane.

Their near-miss comes just two days after almost all of a Brazilian football team died in a plane crash in Colombia.

Three members of the Chapecoense squad survived the tragedy, with nearly everyone else on board killed.