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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany fine after plane comes off runway

Published 10/01/2016 | 21:46

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany was on a plane which failed to take off
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany was on a plane which failed to take off

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was on board a plane which came off the runway at Norwich Airport on Saturday.

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Press Association Sport understands City's injured captain had been watching his side beat Norwich 3-0 in the FA Cup before a charter plane was due to take him home. The plane suffered problems as it tried to take off but Kompany was unhurt.

"The airport remained open to helicopter traffic. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed, which is standard practice," the airport announced in a statement to the BBC.

Phil Brockwell, of Centreline Air, added to the Eastern Daily Press: "It was at a fairly low speed of its departure, at which point it veered off the runway, for reasons for which we have some guesses."

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