August 31, 2010

Australian cricket

Shaken Victorians survive flying scare

Peter English

Victoria’s squad was forced into the brace position to prepare for a possible crash landing when its plane had problems on the descent into Adelaide on Monday. The 17 players were coming back from a Twenty20 tournament in Darwin when told the pilots were unsure if the front wheels of the landing gear had come down.

“Very nerve racking!,” Andrew McDonald tweeted. “Just got down safely! Very shaken! Fire engines on run way.”

It was a bumpy landing but the players were home in Melbourne by the end of the night. Their next journey is to South Africa for the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, which starts on September 10.

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