While the world is still mourning Emiliano Sala, a similar plane crash has been averted.
New Middlesbrough signee, Mikel Obi, and his Middlesbrough teammates reportedly escaped a flight mishap after their plane was grounded before take off.
Football live, reports that Mikel and his Middlesbrough teammates were about the leave the Rodney Parade Arena after a 2-0 loss to their opponents but their flight had to be postponed.
Middlesbrough flight was postponed as the plane suffered from engine failure and was grounded.
Had the fault not been detected, Mikel and his teammates could have suffered a mishap while on air and the damage can only be imagined.
With the plane eventually grounded, Mikel and his Middlesbrough teammates had to return home by bus.