A team plane carrying the Utah Jazz on board was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon after a bizarre accident.
According to CBS Sports, Delta flight 8944 hit a flock of birds right as it was taking off from Salt Lake City International Airport.
As a result, the left engine got shut down and that prompted the sudden descent. Ultimately nobody on board was hurt and the pilot was able to land without incident.
The plane ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/3iHipo9PTB
— 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐞𝐞 (@brian_schnee) March 30, 2021
Prior to landing, the Boeing 757 aircraft was reportedly heading to Tennessee where the Jazz have a road game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
After the plane landed safely, multiple Jazz players expressed their gratitude over how the situation turned out.
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) March 30, 2021
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) March 30, 2021
— Mike Conley (@MCONLEY10) March 30, 2021
GOD is good 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Royce O’Neale (@BucketsONeale00) March 30, 2021
It’s a beautiful day!
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) March 30, 2021
This has been something of a crazy season for the Jazz. Between Donovan Mitchell’s feud with Shaquille O’Neal, Mitchell’s relationship with teammate Rudy Gobert, and their shocking rise to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, 2021 has definitely been different.
Today’s crazy occurrence is just the latest example of that.