Posted October 01, 2012

Orioles team plane makes emergency landing after ‘small fire’

MLB

UPDATE: The Baltimore Orioles team charter made an emergency landing Sunday night because of a “small fire” and smoke on the plane coming from the kitchen area, The Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo A. Encina reported. No one was injured, and the Orioles soon resumed their flight to Tampa Bay, where they will begin a season-ending, three-game series against the Rays on Monday.

MASN’s Roch Kubatko first reported that the landing was caused by a “small fire”:

Fifteen minutes later, Encina reported that the team was ready to board the plane again after inspection and that the fire came from the kitchen area.

MASN’s Steve Melewski reported that Orioles spokesman Ned Rice posted this message to his Facebook page:

“Small fire on our team flight to Tampa Bay,” Rice wrote. “They came on and told us we needed to make an emergency landing, and then we were nearly free falling for a few minutes as they raced to get us on the ground as fast as possible. Currently enjoying the beautiful Jacksonville, FL airport while the fire department inspects our plane. Hope this trip is worth it!”

Meanwhile, Baltimore clinched its first playoff berth since 1997 when the Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels.

The Orioles won their fourth straight game Sunday to remain tied with the New York Yankees atop the American League East, a 6-3 romp over the Boston Red Sox.


10 comments
StuartUpton
StuartUpton

Just hope this isn't signs of my O's burning out.  Personally, I think things are just heating up...

Joseph EDE
Joseph EDE

Glad you guys made it Ok to Tampa.

 

Am a Yankees fan, but before that I am a huge baseball fan.

 

Good luck in Tampa and may the best team win.

AndreasJunge
AndreasJunge

 @Joseph EDE I am a Yankee fan, before that, I am a baseball fan, and WAY before that I like it when people don't die in plane crashes.

BillConstantine
BillConstantine

Praise alll the Gods from all o the religions here in America that it landed safely...If it was a mojor accident what would it be right now. Thanks t the Greek Gods especially. The God of fire Apolllo caught the fire just in time. Send $5.00 to the Greek government for saving the plane and the money is to have a drink of Ouzo. Try it..mix eith ice..

John54
John54 like.author.displayName 1 Like

I know. They should make the plane's windows roll down.....

dinohealth
dinohealth

That's what happens when you have a flaming hot team flying high....