MSU team plane makes emergency landing

Mississippi State's team plane had to make an emergency landing in St. Louis. (Photo courtesy of Gregg Ellis)

Mississippi State’s team plane had to make an emergency landing in St. Louis. (Photo courtesy of Gregg Ellis)

By: Brad Locke

Daily Journal

The plane carrying Mississippi State’s basketball team had to make an emergency landing in St. Louis on Saturday night.

According to team spokesman Gregg Ellis, an engine went out after the team took off from Columbia, Missouri, forcing the twin-engine Embraer 145 plane to land at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Ellis said that aside from some rattled nerves, everyone who was on board the charter jet is OK.

The Bulldogs were traveling back to Starkville after a game against Missouri, which they won 77-74.

Ellis said when the engine blew, the plane banked left and the lights went out.

“You heard it. Felt it. Smelled it,” he said.

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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