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Chukwueze cheats death

• As Milan flight develops technical issues mid air

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze experienced a flight scare on Friday night as the private jet carrying AC Milan developed issues while in the air, reports BSNSports.com.ng.

The Milan squad took a longer journey than planned to Florence ahead of their match against Fiorentina on Saturday evening, as the aircraft they were travelling on was sent back to the airport before setting off again.

The Nigerian who was part of the Rossoneri squad set off from Milan Malpensa in the early evening on Friday, but they were forced to return to the runway a few minutes into their flight.

According to updates from Italian sports tabloid TMW, arrangements were made so that the Milan players and coaching staff were able to board another flight. They have since arrived in Tuscany, considerably behind schedule.

It is estimated that the total flight time from Milan to Florence should last somewhere around 50 minutes, although it took Milan around three hours to make the journey on Friday night.