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The Cubs’ flight to Los Angeles has been diverted. | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Cubs finally land in L.A. after emergency diverted plane to New Mexico

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The Cubs finally made it to Los Angeles more than five hours behind schedule.

It all started early Friday morning after the champagne stopped flowing in Washington D.C. The Cubs gathered up theirluggage to board their flight to their next destination, Los Angeles and the NLCS.

But things didn’t go as planned. The Cubs’ flight was diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico due to an ill family member on board, according to MLB’s Jon Morosi. The family member is not in a life-threatening situation.

The plane landed in Albuquerque around 6:30 a.m., and Morosi reported the team spent five hours on the ground before arriving in Los Angeles around 1 p.m. Chicago time. Part of the delay was due to the Cubs waiting for a new pilot since their original pilot ran out of allotted hours.

The Cubs traveled to Los Angeles from Washington and are slated to face the Dodgers in the NLCS after a thrilling Game 5 win over the Nationals.

The first game of the seven-game series is scheduled for Saturday at Dodger Stadium.

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