Cubs' plane diverted to Albuquerque for medical issue

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday due to a medical issue on board.

The plane was on its way to California again within a few hours.

Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron said the plane landed in Albuquerque around 5:30 a.m. Jiron says the unidentified person with the medical issue was transported to a hospital.

The Cubs said the person was a player's family member, and multiple reports said the condition is not life-threatening.

Jiron said the crew flying the plane "timed out" and didn't have any more flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles. He said the plane left Albuquerque around 10:30 a.m.

The Cubs are set to play theLos Angeles Dodgersin Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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