Thu Jun 02 03:02am EDT
However, the flight landed smoothly at LAX with no injuries. Angels manager Mike Scioscia called it, "Much ado about nothing." Well, after the fact, sure!
Reportedly, the flight crew was concerned over hydraulic problems that might have made it difficult to land the Delta 737-800 safely at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, the team's usual hometown entry point. (The plane pictured above is not a 737.)
Angels broadcaster Victor Rojas tweeted about the experience:
Nothing like an emergency landing at LAX to scare the crap out of us...good to be home.
"I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl..."
So, it was scary, but not too scary. Most of the comments from the passengers, who numbered about 60, gave mad props to the crew (get it?) for landing the plane safely.