Plane carrying Pistons makes emergency landing

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 16, 2012
A charter flight bringing the Detroit Pistons to Houston for a game against the Rockets had to make an emergency landing at Hobby Airport on Monday afternoon. Team spokesman Kevin Grigg says everyone on the plane was OK. A Houston Airport System spokesman says the crew of MD-80 displaying the Pistons team logo reported problems with the hydraulics operating the aircraft's left-side landing gear and declared an emergency. Airport spokesman Joshua Agunag says the aircraft with 44 passengers aboard landed without incident at 5:45 p.m. Monday and was able to taxi to a private air terminal, where passengers were let off. The Pistons were arriving to play the Rockets Tuesday night after losing to the Golden State Warriors, 99-91, in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday.
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