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After beating Mizzou, Mississippi State’s plane had an engine fail and more travel troubles followed

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray.
Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray. The Associated Press

Count this as one of the things you never want to know the sound of: a plane engine losing power.

The Mississippi State basketball team had quite a journey home after beating Missouri 77-74 in Columbia on Saturday night. The team flew out of Columbia and things soon turned scary.

Members of the Mississippi State team were kind enough to live-tweet the harrowing adventure from Columbia to Starkville, Miss.*

* No one was harmed on the trip

The team was informed that a plane was coming from Kentucky to St. Louis to finish the trip.

The mechanical troubles for Mississippi State’s plane came just days after Missouri coach Kim Anderson was on a plane that had to make an emergency landing because of engine failure. Is eastern Missouri becoming the new Bermuda Triangle?

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