Spaniard was flying back home at the time of the incident.
Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez has revealed that he feared for his life after the plane bringing him back from the recent Fifa World Club Cup in Morocco was forced to make a sudden and dramatic emergency landing, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The highly rated Spain international flew back from the global showpiece event separately from the rest of the Bundesliga champions’ first-team squad, with Martinez instead due to return to his homeland for Christmas along with the club’s fitness coach Lorenzo Buenaventura.
However, during the flight back from Marrakech to Spain, the plane carrying the two men suddenly hit a bad patch of turbulence, with the result being that the air pressure in the cabin all of a sudden stared to fall, with the plane then in danger of crashing.
“The truth is at that moment I feared for my life,” Martinez told Sport1.de.
“For 10 or 15 seconds I thought that was the end – that we were goners.
“At that point, I started mentally saying goodbye to my family. We were 13,000-16,000ft up, but luckily the pilot managed to regain control and perform an emergency landing, and there were no serious consequences.”