New Orleans Saints trapped in Seattle overnight by plane glitch

New Orleans Saints trapped in Seattle overnight by plane glitch
New Orleans Saints' Ben Grubbs sits on the sideline late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the Saints 34-7. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
SEATAC, Wash. - The losing New Orleans Saints got an unexpected overnight stay in the Seattle area after their team plane was unable to take off Monday night.

The team originally was scheduled to fly out of Seattle at 10 p.m. following their humiliating loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks.

But after team members boarded the charter plane, a crack was found in a cabin window - making the Boeing 767 aircraft unsafe to fly, said an airline spokesman.

The Saints were forced to spend the night at the scene of their defeat while a maintenance team repaired the plane.

The team is now scheduled to head back to New Orleans on Tuesday morning.