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Kansas Jayhawks Team Plane Returns to California After Engine Failure

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team had a scare on Sunday night. The team returned safely to a California airport after their team place suffered engine failure while returning home, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

The Jayhawks were returning to Lawrence when the engine gave out, forcing the pilot to turn around and return to the San Jose Airport.

“Upon our return flight home from San Jose, CA, roughly 20 minutes into the flight, one of the engines failed,” the school tweeted. “The pilot immediately contacted the San Jose Airport where we returned and made a safe landing. We are grateful to the pilots and the entire flight crew of Swift Air. We will stay the night in San Jose and return to Lawrence once the plans have been finalized.”


No. 5 Kansas was coming off of a 72-56 win over Stanford. Isaiah Moss led the team with 17 points while Ochai Agbaji and Devon Dotson had 14 points each.

Senior associate athletics director Ryan White tweeted this scary video on the plane of the engine malfunction.


The Jayhawks are off until Saturday when they will open up Big 12 play against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

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