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Cubs plane diverted do to medical issue

There is no word on the condition of the person who took ill on the flight

Members of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park, early Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. The Cubs won 9-8.

Members of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park, early Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. The Cubs won 9-8.

A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday due to a medical issue on board.

The plane was on its way to California again within a few hours.

Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron said the plane landed in Albuquerque around 5:30 a.m. Friday and a passenger was taken to the hospital. The Cubs said the person was a player’s family member.

There is no word on the condition of the person who took ill on the flight, though MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported that it was not a life-threatening situation.

Jiron said the crew flying the plane “timed out” and didn’t have any more flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles. He said the plane left Albuquerque around 10:30 a.m.

The Cubs are set to play the Dodgers on Saturday in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.

AP

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