Plane Carrying Kansas Basketball Team Returns to San Jose Airport After One of Its Engines Failed

A plane engine is seen in this file photo from Dec. 8, 2015.(Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

A plane engine is seen in this file photo from Dec. 8, 2015.(Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

A plane carrying the Kansas men’s basketball team was forced to return to a California airport after one of its engines failed.

The university said in a tweet that issues arose Sunday following a road victory over Stanford. After the engine failure occurred about 20 minutes into the flight, the pilot contacted the San Jose Airport, where the team returned and made a safe landing.

The tweet expressed thanks to the pilot and the Swift Air flight crew.

The team spent the night in San Jose before returning to Lawrence.

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