This US sailor’s trip home was cut short when the plane she needed to get to Shanghai crashed

So much for that: U.S. sailor Lauren Boyle arrived in Shanghai Saturday on a 12:30 a.m. flight that left at 5 a.m. on Sunday — an hour later than planned. “Originally I was going…

This US sailor’s trip home was cut short when the plane she needed to get to Shanghai crashed

So much for that: U.S. sailor Lauren Boyle arrived in Shanghai Saturday on a 12:30 a.m. flight that left at 5 a.m. on Sunday — an hour later than planned.

“Originally I was going to have an emergency MRI so my coach could weigh me,” Boyle wrote on Facebook. “Then to get the MRI, I would have to fly back to the U.S. Another day of living on a plane!”

Well, that plan didn’t really work out the way Boyle, 23, had expected. She received physical therapy in Shanghai and should be back home Tuesday.

Here’s the post she wrote as it happened:

“I was really shocked to be back in Shanghai this morning on a Saturday and given that I took the red-eye this morning — I probably won’t sleep a wink before getting ready to go out for dinner and have lunch with my mom and teammates. Even though my whole schedule and my bedtime this week are all off the wires — it’s still a beautiful, cool and pleasant day and we’re sailing on the small course in the Xingqing River. Oh, and also coach wrapped up his medical evaluations today and sent me to the ERC — MRI results should be coming tonight.

“Originally I was going to have an emergency MRI so my coach could weigh me. Then to get the MRI, I would have to fly back to the U.S. Another day of living on a plane!”

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