referring to A plane carrying the University of Michigan basketball team slid off a runway today when takeoff was aborted due to high winds, the team announced on Twitter.
— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) March 8, 2017Further details on the incident were not immediately available.
The plane skidded off the runway after “strong braking,” the team said.
The Michigan Wolverines are scheduled to play the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Thursday at the Verizon Center.
NTSB sending investigators to today’s aborted takeoff and overran runway involving a charter flight in Ypsilanti, MI.
Michigan basketball team safe after plane accident during Big Ten tourney travel
“The team is making alternate travel plans.”Our team and everyone in our travel party is safe.
A plane carrying Michigan’s basketball team and the traveling party crashed on Wednesday during an aborted takeoff attempt in high winds.
“After attempting to take off in high winds, takeoff was aborted and, after strong braking, the plane slid off the runway.
According to the school, everyone on board has evacuated safely and they are working on other travel plans to get to the Big Ten tournament in Washington, D.C.“The Michigan men’s basketball team plane was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon,” the school announced in a statement.
#GoBluepic.twitter.com/3GGd2Rw5no — Tyler Davis (@tylerjdavis2) March 8, 2017Michigan is scheduled to open Big Ten tournament play on Thursday against Illinois.
Michigan basketball team plane slides off runway; all safe
(Photo: Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press)Buy PhotoEveryone is safe after a plane carrying the University of Michigan men’s basketball team crashed while trying to take off from Willow Run Airport Wednesday afternoon.
CLOSE Skip in Skip x Embed x Share Everyone is safe after a plane carrying the University of Michigan basketball team crashed while trying to take off from Willow Run Airport Wednesday afternoon.
Mandi Wright/Detroit Free PressHe said conditions at those airports are “very similar” to Willow Run Airport — “very representative.”
Detroit Free PressBuy Photo A plane carrying the U of M basketball team was forced to abort a take off at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Wed., Mar.
Observations at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Airport were reported about 2:53 p.m. today, minutes before the incident.
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