After his plane had to land in an emergency due to a windshield problem, Neymar wanted to reassure in a message posted in his Instagram story. “Everything is fine,” said the PSG striker, who was returning from Las Vegas in Brazil.
“Everything is fine, it was just a scare,” Neymar said on Instagram on Tuesday to reassure his fans after his private jet made an emergency landing in the middle of the night in Boa Vista, a city in northern Brazil.
A dangerous windshield problem
Coming from Miami, the plane had to land at Boa Vista around 2:00 a.m. (local time – 05:00 GMT) instead of continuing its route to Sao Paulo (southeast), in order to avoid “a depressurization problem ” after a “windshield problem”, explained the daily O Globo on its site.
On vacation after a trying and disappointing season with Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazilian striker was traveling with his girlfriend Bruna Biancardi, his sister Rafaella and several other relatives.
“It was just a scare” reassures Neymar
“I thank everyone for the messages, but everything is fine, we are going home, it was just a scare,” the footballer said in a video on Instagram.
Before this publication, Internet users had already shared photos of smiling Neymar in the morning, surrounded by admirers delighted with the unexpected presence of the star in this city nestled in the heart of the Amazon, near the Venezuelan border.
Before that, Neymar had spent a few days in Las Vegas where he took part in a poker tournament but also at the party of the Golden State Warriors, who had just been crowned NBA champions. He had taken the direction of the United States after the international break with Brazil in Asia with two victories against South Korea (5-1) and Japan (1-0).
He took the opportunity to increase his total goals in Seleçao (74) and get closer to Pelé’s record (77). A few years ago, Neymar paid 12.5 million euros to acquire an Embraer Legacy 450 that can carry up to eight other passengers and can travel 850 kilometers in an hour. The first information does not specify whether the emergency landing concerns this aircraft. The player also owns a custom Mercedes helicopter said to be inspired by the Batmobile and valued at 12 million euros, according to Bild.