Angels charter makes emergency landing

Angels charter makes emergency landing

Published Jun. 1, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

A charter flight carrying members of the Los Angeles Angels has made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport.

Airport spokeswoman Katherine Alvarado says the Delta Air Lines Inc. plane had experienced some type of mechanical problem before it landed Wednesday shortly after 9 p.m.

Angels spokesman Tim Mead told KCAL-TV that the team usually lands at Orange County's John Wayne airport, but was redirected due to what the pilot had referred to as possible hydraulic problems.

Mead says the club was returning from Kansas City, where they lost to the Royals earlier Wednesday 2-0. Alvarado says there were 60 people aboard the flight.

Delta did not immediately respond to a telephone message left by The Associated Press after business hours.