Football superstar, Lionel Messi’s private plane forced in emergency landing drama with ‘problems detected’

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Barcelona star, Lionel Messi’s private plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Brussel’s Zavantem airport this morning due to problems with the landing gear.

THE Argentinian striker wasn’t on board when the plane he often uses, destined for Tenerife, touched down at 9.10am, reports Belgian newspaper, HLN.

The aircraft was back in the air an hour and a half later, making its way back to the Belgian capital.

Brussels airport declined to comment due to GDPR legislation.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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