Chicago Cubs airplane diverted to Albuquerque for medical problem

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017|10:13 a.m.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.– A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday due to a medical issue on board.

The plane was on its method to California once again within a few hours.

Albuquerque International Sunport representative Daniel Jiron stated the plane landed in Albuquerque around 5:30 a.m. Friday. Jiron says the individual with the medical concern was transferred to a health center, but he did unknown if it was a player.

Jiron states the crew flying the aircraft “timed out” and didn’t have anymore flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles. He states the aircraft left Albuquerque around 10:30 a.m.

. The Cubs are set to play the Dodgers on Saturday in Video game 1 of the NL Champion Series.

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