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Purdue men's basketball charter plane has mechanical issues on way to Maryland

Turns back and lands in Indianapolis
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Posted at 8:37 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 21:47:02-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A charter plane carrying the Purdue men's basketball team to Maryland experienced mechanical issues Monday night and had to turn back.

The plane left the Purdue Airport and got into Ohio, when the decision was made to turn around, according to Basketball Sports Information Director Chris Forman, who said the charter made an emergency landing in Indianapolis without incident

Foreman said the plane was near Columbus, Ohio when it turned around, rather than continue to Baltimore.

Late Monday, arrangements were made for a new plane to take the team from Indianapolis to Maryland.

The Boilermaker's have a 6:30 p.m. game in College Park, Maryland Tuesday.

The Baltimore-area is under a winter storm warning after snow fell Sunday and Monday, but Foreman said the issues with the plane were mechanical in nature and not related to the weather in the east.