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Plane With LA Angels Aboard Makes Emergency Landing At LAX
kcal ^ | 6-1-11

Posted on 06/01/2011 9:46:40 PM PDT by doug from upland

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Delta charter flight carrying members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has made a safe emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport.

Victor Rojas, the team’s announcer, reportedly tweeted that the team was aboard the 737-800 Delta Charter Flight that flew in from Kansas City.

The plane was expected to land at John Wayne Airport, but was diverted to Los Angeles due to hydraulic problems. It had 51 people aboard .

No other information is immediately available.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: angels; baseball; plane

1 posted on 06/01/2011 9:46:44 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Glad they are all ok. We are Angels fans at our house.


2 posted on 06/01/2011 9:48:14 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: doug from upland
The plane was expected to land at John Wayne Airport, but was diverted to Los Angeles

Not fun. Even more time stuck in traffic.

Thankful everyone is OK.

3 posted on 06/01/2011 9:52:43 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: doug from upland

With over 120 North American pro sports teams, and their frequency of travel, it may only be a matter of time.


4 posted on 06/01/2011 9:53:42 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: aposiopetic

Well practiced training scenario for airline crews. Planned arrival into SNA, but an aircraft issue requires a divert to LAX. SNA has a 5700 ft runway. LAX has four runways the longest of which is 12000 ft.


5 posted on 06/01/2011 10:01:22 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: married21

Glad they are OK too.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 10:05:05 PM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: USNBandit
LAX has four runways the longest of which is 12000 ft.

That's impressive. Speaking of room to spare, I noticed when flying out of COS a few years back that they, too, had a couple miles' worth of runway and then some.

7 posted on 06/01/2011 10:08:56 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: doug from upland

Glad everyone was okay. I find the name of this team amusing, though. The Angels Angels of Anaheim.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 10:09:53 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: aposiopetic

At KCOS you may need every foot of that runway on a hot summer day. The field elevation there is 6200 MSL.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 10:16:13 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: buccaneer81

Not a pro team, but close.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Airways_Flight_932


10 posted on 06/01/2011 10:19:22 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: benjibrowder

Tragic Flight: The 1960 Football Team Plane Crash

http://lib.calpoly.edu/universityarchives/history/1960crash/


11 posted on 06/01/2011 10:24:16 PM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: aposiopetic
That's impressive. Speaking of room to spare, I noticed when flying out of COS a few years back that they, too, had a couple miles' worth of runway and then some.

The air is thinner at 6000+ elevation.

12 posted on 06/01/2011 10:25:02 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: doug from upland

Landing a John Wayne is hard to do with a perfect plane. I always get a kick out of watching passengers that have never done it, those noise abatement laws make it a roller coaster ride in and once on the ground the plane will stop before your body does.


13 posted on 06/01/2011 10:48:48 PM PDT by txroadkill ( "The system worked" - J. Napolitano / "We're sooooooo screwed!" -TxRoadkill)
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To: doug from upland

ISU Cross Country Team; this happened when I was a student:

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~ucw/HistoryofWomenatISU/Women%27s%20Cross%20Country.html


14 posted on 06/01/2011 10:53:02 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: doug from upland

I live in Long Beach and root for the Angels. Glad to hear they are ok.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 11:01:00 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

What about the soccer players in “Alive”? Were they pro?


16 posted on 06/01/2011 11:25:15 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: buccaneer81

The Minneapolis Lakers plane had an emergency landing in an Iowa corn field back in 1960.


17 posted on 06/01/2011 11:34:27 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: buccaneer81

Marshall football team.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 11:35:57 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: buccaneer81

Feb 15, 1961. US figure skating team going to world championships.


19 posted on 06/02/2011 6:13:55 AM PDT by trenton1776
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To: trenton1776

I was only thinking of pro teams. Probably the largest team loss of life in US amateur sports was the Marshall football team crash in 1970, where 75 died, 37 of whom were players.


20 posted on 06/02/2011 8:49:43 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Reminds of George Costanza’s comments to Keith Hernandez on an episode of Seinfeld.


21 posted on 06/02/2011 12:06:29 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
"Who's this chucker?"

"It's only a matter of time..."


22 posted on 06/02/2011 12:24:34 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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