Dodgers forced to make emergency landing ... in Los Angeles

BY foxsports • June 15, 2015

Despite having a Monday night game in Arlington, Texas, the Dodgers made time for an unscheduled pit stop in Los Angeles after their 4-2 win in San Diego on Sunday.

Not that anyone on board the plane was happy to make it.

According to multiple reports -- and multiple tweets by those on board -- the plane carrying the Dodgers made an emergency landing at LAX late Sunday night because of a mechanical issue.

The Los Angeles Times reported that United Airlines Flight 2207 landed at LAX at 8:16 p.m., roughly one hour after leaving San Diego International Airport. The plane was scheduled to go directly to Dallas.

An LAX official told KNBC-LA that the pilot radioed in the plane was having “mechanical issues,” and the plane was then diverted to Los Angeles.

A United spokesperson told the Times, “We got a swap aircraft out there so we can keep [the Dodgers] moving,” but did not reference whether all 176 passengers and crew made the same switch.

The Times reported the team members were expected to leave for Dallas by 10:30 p.m.

But checking social media, the Dodgers players did not seem too concerned by the drama … though some were a little annoyed -- or managed to have a little fun with the entire incident.



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