Plane carrying players of Italy’s national team struck by lightning

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at 05:47 PM, 21 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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The aircraft in which Italian players were travelling to Switzerland, was struck by lightning on Wednesday.

The Azzurri were hit by the lightning bolt, as they landed in Geneva, after flying in from Florence, but none of the players were harmed.

Members of the squad were left shaken by the incident, although the plane’s captain waved aside any suggestion that there could have been a crash.

“The situation was always under control,” Roberto Andolfato told Sky Sport.

The coach of the team, Cesare Prandelli, however admitted that the incident left his players afraid.

“I challenge anyone to say they weren’t scared,” Prandelli told journalists at a delayed press conference in Switzerland.

“There was a loud ‘boom’ and then silence. The bolt of lightning hit the wing.”

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio then took to Twitter to say, “Beautiful plane scare today! We are now in our hotel in Geneva, and tomorrow big challenge against Brazil.”

Italy will playBrazil on Thursday in a friendly match, before they face Malta on Tuesday.
Starship at 06:57 PM, 21 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Hahahaha.. Why wont the fear weren't the born by women?? Abi their papa na woman??
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micc at 08:25 PM, 21 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Hmmmmm ok o. Thank God no harm to anybody
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ela214 at 09:08 PM, 21 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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i can imagine---what was going on on thier mind----
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Keffejude at 01:22 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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them never land finish em done dey make business calls & online bets with their ipad & other expensive gadgets they were lucky the plane didn't kill them all like a plane flight decimated the whole of Manchester united 1st  team bk in 1958 @Munich Tongue Tongue
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NYPDmike at 01:27 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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lucky you guys
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malvin2525 at 02:18 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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 Undecided
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lee22 at 02:27 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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ok
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morgrawl231 at 02:31 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Thank God they landed safely!!!
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scorze at 02:48 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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thank God nothing happens to them  here we re staying in italy  1 of the fomer police die
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winace at 03:18 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Their own plane never crash and kill all of them. Its only here in nigeria.
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nonsovin at 03:22 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Keffejude on 01:22 AM, 22 Mar 13
them never land finish em done dey make business calls & online bets with their ipad & other expensive gadgets they were lucky the plane didn't kill them all like a plane flight decimated the whole of Manchester united 1st  team bk in 1958 @Munich Tongue Tongue
sometimes i read your comments i begin to wonder....   the way you comment sometimes keep on boring me. you need to start thinking twice before you comment and stop commenting anything that just run into your mind. instead of thanking GOD for their lives and you are here talking out of point.  mtcheeeeeeeew
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debbykiss at 03:35 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Thank God for safe journey.
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omegaemmanuel at 03:41 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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o k nw yawa no dey
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Ecto at 05:45 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Sad reminder of the Zambia National Team Tragedy
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danny6 at 06:04 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Thank God for them and super Mario Balo....
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Biafranwar at 06:06 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Thank God for thier lives
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vantheo at 06:19 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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Stuff like dat normally happens. Only 1 in 100000 cases are serious. So no big deal

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alibab at 06:36 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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My heart nearly jump at the sight of ths head line. Lucky yu guys.
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dickman2 at 06:53 AM, 22 Mar 13 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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