Players’ screams help prevent air disaster
A team of Argentine footballers prevented a potential tragedy by screaming at a pilot to cut the engines after a plane door flew open just moments before take-off.
Players from Buenos Aires giants Racing were aboard the charter flight due to leave Cordoba airport following an Argentine league match against Belgrano on Sunday when the terrifying incident occurred.
Prompted by the players’ yells, the pilot managed to cut the engines just in time, with the plane already on the runway.
Although the incident happened on Sunday, video footage taken by one of the passengers was only published on Thursday.
The incident came just four months after the tragic plane crash in Colombia that wiped out almost the entire team of Brazilians Chapecoense.