'Maintenance issue' forces delay of LeBron flight
MANILA, Philippines - A "maintenance issue" delayed LeBron James' departure from Manila by 1 1/2 hours Wednesday morning, July 23.
The pilot of the GulfStream executive jet carrying the NBA star decided to delay the departure of the plane, after noticing a cockpit warning light flashing while the plane was taxiing on its way to the runway.
The flight was supposed to take off from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for Guangzhou, China, at 8:48 am, but the pilot decided to go back to the hangar to have the plane inspected.
Mechanics then checked the jet for around 20 minutes, and was later cleared for takeoff at 10:12 am, according to Ages Aviation Center, the company that took charge of the plane's ground handling.