The Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany, was on board a plane which veered off the runway at Norwich Airport on Saturday.
Press Association Sport understands City’s injured captain had watched his side beat Norwich 3-0 in the FA Cup before boarding a charter plane to take him home. The plane suffered problems as it tried to take off but Kompany was unhurt.
“The airport remained open to helicopter traffic. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been informed, which is standard practice,” the airport said in a statement to the BBC.
Phil Brockwell, of Centreline Air, told the Eastern Daily Press: “It was at a fairly low speed of its departure, at which point it veered off the runway, for reasons for which we have some guesses.”