The Dallas Stars team plane had to make an emergency landing in St. Louis Downtown Airport because smoke was detected in the cockpit shortly after takeoff, the Belleville News-Democrat reported.
The Stars’ Boeing 737 plane took off at 11:52 a.m. local time in St. Louis en-route for Los Angeles where Dallas will play the Los Angeles Kings Monday night. According to the News-Democrat, less than five minutes into the flight, the plane had to turn around in order to land.
There were 50 passengers on the plane and nobody was hurt. A team spokesman described the problem as an “electrical” issue. The News-Democrat reported that there was no fire on the plane.
The Stars said that lunch was brought the to players in the airport as they waited over three-and-a-half hours for a new plane. The team is currently on its way to Los Angeles. The Stars were in St. Louis because of a game at the Blues on Sunday.
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