Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Wichita State Shockers: Plane makes emergency landing; no one hurt

WICHITA, Kan. - A plane carrying the Wichita State Men's Basketball team was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday evening.

According to airport dispatchers, the Embraer 145 took off from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport at 6:18 p.m. The airplane encountered a minor sensor malfunction with its landing gear shortly after takeoff and was rerouted back to Mid Continent Airport.

The plane was forced to turn around and land back at the airport. The plane landed safely and no one on board was hurt.

The plane was set to arrive in Des Moines, Iowa shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

According to the Wichita State Athletics Department, an alternate plane will be flown in. The team plans to fly out Wednesday morning. 

The Shockers are scheduled to take on Drake Bulldogs at the Knapp Center in Des Moines on Wednesday. Tipoff is set at 5 p.m.

- Original article can be found at: http://www.kwch.com

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