Blue Jackets Forced to Abort Flight to Chicago Due to Faulty Generator

By 1OB Staff on March 31, 2017 at 7:15 am
The Columbus Blue Jackets experienced flight problems following their 2-1 loss to Carolina.

Well, here's one way to make the night of a come-from-ahead loss worse:

Yep. A 1 a.m. turnaround and a change in plans, which means returning to the Blue Jackets' team hotel in Raleigh.

Our good friend Tom Reed certainly means the Jackets will fly out to Chicago Friday morning, which probably isn't ideal considering how well the Blackhawks are playing lately.

For the first 15 years of their existence, the Blue Jackets traveled in their own private plane, a Douglas DC-9-32. This was a luxury for an eastern playing in the Western Conference prior to NHL realignment.

The aircraft, nicknamed “The Old Girl,” was decommissioned last year and the Blue Jackets now fly via chartered jet, like most of the rest of the NHL.

The Blue Jackets and Blackhawks hit the ice at the United Center tonight at 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports Ohio will televise the game locally.


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