The UMass basketball team, which was travelling to St. Bonaventure for a basketball game on Wednesday night, made an emergency landing with its charter plane in Albany, N.Y. The Minutemen had left Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee heading to Bradford, Pa., on its flight for the game against the Bonnies.
The flight was diverted after smoke was coming from the cockpit on the team's charter jet airplane. The plane landed safely around 4:30 p.m., in Albany and the team, coaches and support staff are safe and sound. The team boarded a new charter plane -- one that carried the Villanova basketball team to Providence earlier in the day -- at 11 p.m., and landed in Bradford at 12:10 a.m., before heading to the hotel for sleep.
Here are various stories on the situation.
• ESPN.com: UMass team plane makes an emergency landing
• CBS 3 Springfield: UMass Basketball Team Makes an Emergency Landing
• CBS 3 Springfield Update: News and Weather for Western Massachusetts
• Daily Hampshire Gazette: Plane carrying UMass men's basketball team makes emergency landing
• Springfield Republican: Plane carrying UMass Basketball team makes emergency landing in Albany
• Daily Collegian: UPDATED: Minutemen safe in Albany
• Masslive.com Updated: The latest on the UMass Minutemen's emergency landing in Albany
• Boston Globe: Smoke in cockpit puts scare into Minutemen
• Albany Times-Union: Plane with UMass makes emergency landing at Albany airport
• FOX23 Updated: UMass coaches, players react to emergency landing
• Wall Street Journal: UMass basketball team plane makes emergency stop
• Examiner.com: UMass team makes emergency landing