Chicago Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque for medical issue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs hours after the team advanced to the National League Championship Series has left Albuquerque after being forced to divert.

Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron said the plane landed in Albuquerque around 5:30 a.m. Friday due to a medical issue. Jiron says that person was transported to a hospital, but he did not know if it was a player.

Jiron says the crew flying the plane “timed out” and didn’t have any more flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles.

The Cubs are set to play the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday after defeating the Washington Nationals, 9-8, earlier Friday morning to advance.

Jiron says the plane left Albuquerque around 10:30 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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