Skip to comments.Plane With LA Angels Aboard Makes Emergency Landing At LAX
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 teams 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.
Glad they are all ok. We are Angels fans at our house.
Not fun. Even more time stuck in traffic.
Thankful everyone is OK.
With over 120 North American pro sports teams, and their frequency of travel, it may only be a matter of time.
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.
Glad they are OK too.
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.
Glad everyone was okay. I find the name of this team amusing, though. The Angels Angels of Anaheim.
At KCOS you may need every foot of that runway on a hot summer day. The field elevation there is 6200 MSL.
Not a pro team, but close.
Tragic Flight: The 1960 Football Team Plane Crash
The air is thinner at 6000+ elevation.
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.
ISU Cross Country Team; this happened when I was a student:
I live in Long Beach and root for the Angels. Glad to hear they are ok.
What about the soccer players in “Alive”? Were they pro?
The Minneapolis Lakers plane had an emergency landing in an Iowa corn field back in 1960.
Marshall football team.
Feb 15, 1961. US figure skating team going to world championships.
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.
Reminds of George Costanza’s comments to Keith Hernandez on an episode of Seinfeld.
"It's only a matter of time..."