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Thursday
Jun022011

Plane Carrying MLB Team Makes Emergency Landing in Los Angeles

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A charter flight carrying the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was forced to make an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday night.

The baseball team was returning from a three-game road trip in Kansas City and were on their way to John Wayne Airport in California's Orange County when hydraulic issues forced the plane to reroute.  The Boeing 737 with 51 people on board landed safely at LAX.  No injures were reported.

Angels pitcher Rich Thompson tweeted upon landing, "Glad to be on the ground safe, pilot did a he'll of a job bringing the bird down!"

Victor Rojas, the team's TV announcer, also took to Twitter, posting, "Believe it had something to do w hydraulic system & the possibility of having issues coming to a stop...safe landing. Great job by crew."

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