The Michigan basketball team is safe after the team’s charter plane slid off the runway during an aborted takeoff today due to high winds — gusts over 60 mph have been reported in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area. As you can see from the photos, the plane skidded over an embankment and came to a stop.
The team was flying out of Willow Run Airport, which is in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Our team and everyone in our travel party is safe. Update on today’s travel accident.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 8, 2017
From Michigan basketball play-by-play guy Matt Shepard:
Scary attempt to get to DC but everyone is alright pic.twitter.com/gC4nJBxUDw
— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) March 8, 2017
peak wind gusts as of 1100 AM
Ann Arbor 62 mph
Ypsilanti 59 mph
Pontiac 58 mph
Detroit City Airport58 mph
Detroit Metro Airport 56
— Dave Rexroth (@rexroth7wxyz) March 8, 2017