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Plane carrying Dodgers makes emergency landing at LAX

    Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hits a two-RBI single against the San Diego Padres during the twelfth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 14, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LOS ANGELES >> A chartered plane carrying the Dodgers made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because of a mechanical issue.

The Los Angeles Times reports that United Airlines Flight 2207 departed San Diego International Airport en route to Dallas Sunday night but an unspecified mechanical issue forced the pilot to land in Los Angeles.

United spokeswoman Mary Ryan says the plane had 176 passengers and crew onboard. The plan landed safely at LAX at about 8:16 p.m.

Team members were transferred to another plane and were able to depart for Dallas at a later time.

The Dodgers face the Texas Rangers Monday.

The Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 — a victory secured by Adrian Gonzalez’s two-run single in the 12th inning.

After landing at LAX, Gonzalez took to Twitter, where he shared his dismay at the abrupt change in travel plans: “Just landed. …In LA. #happynothappyflight.”


The Los Angeles Times contributed to this story.

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