By: Brad Locke
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.