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Chicago Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque for medical issue

Members of the Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. The Cubs won 9-8. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 13, 2017 - 10:03 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday due to a medical issue on board.

The plane was on its way to California again within a few hours.

Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron said the plane landed in Albuquerque around 5:30 a.m. Friday. Jiron says the person with the medical issue was transported to a hospital, but he did not know if it was a player.

Jiron says the crew flying the plane "timed out" and didn't have any more flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles. He says the plane left Albuquerque around 10:30 a.m.

The Cubs are set to play the Dodgers on Saturday in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.

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