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Engine problem forces Bucks' plane to make detour

2/7/2006 - Milwaukee Bucks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Midwest Airlines jet carrying the
Milwaukee Bucks and other passengers made an unscheduled stop at
Gerald R. Ford International Airport after a mechanical problem
with one of the plane's engines, an airline spokeswoman said.
The airplane, which was carrying 34 people, landed at 11:50 p.m.
EST Monday, Midwest spokeswoman Carol Skornicka said.
The passengers eventually were loaded onto another aircraft and
continued their flight to Milwaukee, departing around 2:30 a.m.
Tuesday.
"It was not a long delay, but at that hour, it was
inconvenient, and we regret that," Skornicka said.
Airport spokesman Bruce Schedlbauer said the engine sustained
damage, but he described the landing as precautionary, rather than
emergency.
Earlier reports that ice had developed in one of the plane's two
engines while flying at 20,000 feet were incorrect, Skornicka said.
"It was a mechanical problem, the origin of which we're in the
process of investigating," she said. "It is believed the
mechanical issue occurred at the time of takeoff."
The Bucks were flying out of Cleveland after losing 89-86 to the
Cavaliers.