Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque

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The road to the World Series has not been smooth for the Cubs and Coach Joe Maddon. They wrapped up the NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

The United charter plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport at 12:09 p.m. PT (3:09 p.m. ET) after a five-hour stop in Albuquerque, N.M. when a person on board became ill. The family member is not in 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.

The Cubs' flight landed in Albuquerque at around 5:30 a.m. local time and sat on the tarmac for more than three hours because a new flight crew was needed after the original crew hit their restricted pilot hours, according to CBS Chicago. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:08 p.m.



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