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Bucks’ Plane Makes Stop Due to Ice

February 7, 2006

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) _ A jet carrying the Milwaukee Bucks and other passengers made an unscheduled stop late Monday night at Gerald R. Ford International Airport because of ice on one of its engines.

The ice developed on the Midwest Airlines jet engine while flying at 20,000 feet, airport spokesman Bruce Schedlbauer said Tuesday.

The airplane with 74 passengers landed in Grand Rapids, Mich., at 11:50 p.m. EST Monday, he said.

The passengers got on another plane and continued their flight to Milwaukee, departing around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Bucks were flying out of Cleveland after losing 89-86 to the Cavaliers.

Schedlbauer said the engine sustained damage, but he described the landing as precautionary, rather than emergency.

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