Newcastle players suffer horror flight back from Swansea

Newcastle United players endured a horror flight back from Swansea on Thursday.

Newcastle United players endured a horror flight back from Swansea on Thursday.

The Daily Mail says several players were petrified by the turbulent flight from Swansea which followed their 3-0 defeat on Wednesday night, and at least two were heard screaming.

The Newcastle plane, which is used for every away game bar Sunderland and during last season’s Europa League campaign, was hit by high winds during landing.

Toon boss Alan Pardew said: "We’ve had some hairy journeys in the past, a couple of fly-bys, as you do in the modern game.

"All the clubs fly to most away games because you want to get the players back into their beds as soon as possible to get that rest, particularly when you’ve got a game on Saturday.

"It was a little bit hairy last night and there was a bit of applause at the back of the plane when we landed. But I didn’t hear any screaming from the players.

"John Carver had a little bit of a wobble, he wasn’t so brave and looked a bit white when we got off."

 
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