A plane carrying the Panamanian national team back to its country aborted the flight and returned to Frankfurt (Germany) due to mechanical failures, the Panamanian Football Federation (Fepafut) said today.
The Panamanian team boarded the flight to Bogotá (Colombia), but due to mechanical failures, after two hours in the air, the plane returned to the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, and it is unknown when it will restart its route, said Fepafut on Twitter.
"The plane carrying # Panama Mayor from Frankfurt to Bogotá suffered technical failures and had to return to Frankfurt, and the Panamanian team is waiting to see when it will return home," said Fepafut on Twitter.
On another tweet, the regent of Panamanian football wrote that "the entire team is fine."
The soccer team of Panama finished yesterday their tour of friendly matches in European lands, in the framework of the World Cup Russia 2018, losing both matches, against Denmark (1-0) and Switzerland (6-0). ACAN-EFE