• Plane carrying TU basketball team makes emergency landing in Tulsa

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    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    An airplane made an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport after an engine stopped working.

    FOX23 was at the scene

     

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    The plane landed fine, all 37 people on board are fine.

    Those on board were members of the University of Tulsa men's basketball team. The school sent buses to pick them up from the airport.

    FOX23 Rick Maranon was there when buses came to pick up the athletes

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    The flight was scheduled to take the time to Philadelphia for a game Thursday night. The plane left Tulsa at 3:15 p.m.  and turned around to land around 3:40 p.m.

    The passengers were boarded onto a commercial plane and made it to Pennsylvania for a game against Temple University.

    The University released the following statement Wednesday evening:

    TU athletics officials confirmed that a charter airline carrying the University of Tulsa men's basketball team today encountered mechanical difficulties and returned safely to Tulsa International Airport. The team was en route to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for tomorrow nights basketball game at Temple. The plane departed Tulsa Air at approximately 3:15 p.m. and returned at approximately 3:40 p.m. The team will leave today on a commercial flight to Philadelphia.

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