Continuing with the insanity of the O’s 2012 season, the team’s charter plane had to make an emergency landing in Jacksonville due to a small fire on board. Everyone is okay. Don’t worry.
Tommy Hunter was a guest on MLB Network Radio late on Sunday night and talked about the Orioles emergency landing and their crazy adventure to Tampa Bay. “It was a little wild trip, but nothing we can’t handle,” Hunter said.
“I think it was just a little smoke, maybe somebody put some aluminum foil in the microwave. I don’t know what happened. It wasn’t too bad, we just had to land pretty quick. It was a pretty crazy ride down, I’ll tell you that much.”
Hunter said he’s a nervous flyer, but wasn’t too worried about the emergency landing. The delay did put the Orioles back in the air from Jacksonville to Tampa when they clinched a playoff berth as the Angels fell to the Rangers, 8-7.