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.
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
— Tyler Davis (@tylerjdavis2) March 8, 2017
— WCPO 9 (@WCPO) March 8, 2017
— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) March 8, 2017