After thrashing FBK Kaunas 4-0 in the Champions League second qualifying round they set off to Scotland in high spirits. But just seconds before their Britannia Boeing 757 was due to take off the pilot dramatically aborted his plans and slammed on the brakes.
As a result the Celtic staff, fans and journalists on the aircraft were forced to spend an extra night in Lithuania’s second biggest city.
But the visibly-shaken passengers were eventually air-bound in a replacement jet and touched down at Glasgow International Airport at 5.30pm this evening.
After hitting turbulence before landing, relieved passengers had never been so glad to see the rain of Glasgow.