Pistons Forced To Make Emergency Landing

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012

The plane carrying the staff and team of the Detroit Pistons landed safely at a Houston airport after making an emergency distress call. The Pistons were heading to Houston to take on the Rockets on Tuesday night when there were as an alert issued for problems with their landing gear.

A jet carrying the Detroit Pistons landed safely at Houston’s Hobby Airport late Monday afternoon after an alert was issued regarding the plane’s landing gear, myFOXhouston.com reported.

According to the Houston Airport System, there was concern over the jet’s left side landing gear hydraulics.

The entire team was on board the plane ahead of Tuesday night’s game against the Rockets at Houston’s Toyota Center, WDIV Detroit reported. They were later transported by bus to their hotel.

There were no reported injuries among the 44 passengers on board, Houston’s khou.com reported.

Emergency vehicles surrounded the plane as it landed but they were not needed. (FOX News)

It’s never good to hear about any plane having problem like this but it gains so much more news when it involves a sports team, professional or amateur. That’s unfortunate but it’s good to hear everyone’s alright.

Now can the Pistons use this as a wake up call?

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