After a long 14 hour journey from Jakarta with transit in Istanbul, Turkey, the team Indonesian badminton landed at Helsinki Airport International Airport in Vantaa, Finland.
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Even so, there was a thrilling incident. Because the Turkish Airlines TK 1761 plane they were traveling in failed to land at the airport and had to go around the first opportunity, the Indonesian team finally landed safely on the second opportunity.
The incident was enough to cause panic on the plane. Luckily on both occasions the plane was able to land smoothly. Mohammad Ahsan also revealed those thrilling moments.
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“I was shocked and panicked because it was so close to the runway to land, but suddenly the plane picked up speed and flew again. Alhamdulillah, in the next experiment, the plane landed well and we were all given safety,” said Ahsan in the official PBSI release.
The panic was also felt by the mixed doubles athlete Melati Daeva Oktavianti. He had thought there had been an error in the landing procedure. However, he was relieved to finally land safely.
“I must have been shocked and scared too. Why did the plane suddenly fly again even though it was about to land? Maybe there was an error or something. Thank God all are safe,” said Melati.
Finally, all members of the 38-strong Indonesian team came to the contest Sudirman Cup 2021 landed in good health. They have also been determined to bring the symbol of the supremacy of the world mixed team badminton which will take place in Vantaa, 26 September-3 October.