Vikings' flight home delayed when catering truck hit team plane at BWI

As if it wasn't hard enough for the Minnesota Vikings' to absorb their 29-26 loss to the Ravens that included an NFL-record for lead changes in the fourth quarter, the NFC North football team's flight home to Minneapolis was delayed for several hours on Sunday, for an unusual reason.

A catering truck apparently crashed into the Vikings' charter plane at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, which forced the Vikings to wait for a new airplane to take them home until late Sunday night, according to several Vikings players.


"Apparently the catering truck ran into our plane," backup defensive end Chase Baker wrote on Twitter. "So we're stuck here for 3 hours. Not the snow... The catering truck #areyoujoking?!"

"Catering truck runs into plane, two hr delay, classic!" fullback Jerome Felton wrote on Twitter.

The Vikings remained in the visitor's locker room at M&T Bank Stadium for hours after the game, watching football games before heading to the airport, according to the Twitter account of Vikings radio broadcaster Paul Allen.

Allen wrote that the Vikings remained in Baltimore as of 10 p.m. waiting for their new plane to get ready for takeoff.

"Sitting on a hot bus waiting for new plane to get prepped," Allen wrote. "Been an arduous one."


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