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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) _ The Mississippi State men’s basketball team had to take a bus home to Starkville after an engine failed on the team plane, forcing an emergency landing in St. Louis.

Team spokesman Gregg Ellis says the team left suburban Festus at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and arrived in Starkville at 3:30 p.m.

Ellis says he was sitting in front of the right wing when the engine failed about 20 minutes into the flight Saturday night. He says he heard a sound like suction, followed by a bang. Then the plane heeled to the left and went dark.

Ellis says the pilot quickly righted the plane, and they landed without incident.