Manchester United vs Fenerbahce: Turkish side in emergency plane landing after bird hits aircraft window

Fenerbahce's flight was forced to land in Budapest after a loss of cabin pressure caused by a bird hitting the pilot's windscreen

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Fenerbahce's plane transporting them from Turkey for Thursday's Europa League clash at Manchester United has been forced into an unscheduled landing in Budapest.

A message posted on the club's official Twitter page just before midday on Wednesday said a forced landing was made in the Hungarian capital after a bird struck the aircraft's windscreen.

The message was accompanied by photographs apparently of the plane's windscreen, with the glass covered in cracks.

Fenerbahce added in the message: "There is nothing alarming".

The club is scheduled to hold a press conference at Old Trafford at 6pm on Wednesday, followed by a training session, ahead of Thursday's Group A match.

Manchester United replied to Fenerbahce with a tweet from their official account.

"Wishing you a safe trip for the rest of your journey to Manchester. See you soon!" the message read.

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