Engine failure forces emergency landing on Kansas flight home

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Engine failure forced an emergency landing from the plane carrying the Kansas basketball team home on Sunday evening, the team said in a statement.

The Jayhawks won at Stanford on Sunday afternoon, but just 20 minutes after departing from a San Jose airport, one of the engines on that plane failed. They immediately turned around and landed safely.

Ryan White, a senior associate athletic director for the Jayhawks, posted this video of the plane’s engine shooting out flames on twitter:

The team plans to spend the night in California before returning to Lawrence on Monday.

The Jayhawks don’t play again until Saturday, Jan. 4th, when they host No. 22 West Virginia. The Jayhawks have played their last two games on the road. They lost to Villanova in Philadelphia on Dec. 21st before the team got a few days off for the Christmas holiday.