Emergency plane landing for CSU Bakersfield basketball team

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A chartered airplane flying Cal State Bakersfield’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament game made an emergency landing Wednesday in Las Vegas.

McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones said Sun Country Airlines Flight 8606 was in the air about 30 minutes after takeoff from Bakersfield, California when the plane landed.

An ambulance was called to aid someone on the flight who is not a part of the athletic program.  The plane was delayed about an hour.

An official university Twitter account indicated the team made it to its destination in Oklahoma City following the unscheduled stop.

The university didn’t immediately provide comment.  The California team is set to play Friday in Oklahoma City against Oklahoma.

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