The University of Michigan men’s basketball team is looking for new travel plans, after their DC-9 charter aircraft aborted takeoff and slid off the runway at Detroit Willow Run Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Michigan's basketball team plane involved in an accident. Everyone is okay, no injuries.
Viewer emailed us this photo from airport. pic.twitter.com/cT6ExEyp4Q
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 8, 2017
Scary attempt to get to DC but everyone is alright pic.twitter.com/gC4nJBxUDw
— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) March 8, 2017
All were reported safe and there were no injuries according to FOX Sports reporter Matt Shepard who apparently was on the plane. Winds at the time were gusting to upwards of 55 MPH, but there is no official reason for why the pilots decided to abort the takeoff.
Our team and everyone in our travel party is safe. Update on today's travel accident.
— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 8, 2017
The Wolverines were traveling to Washington DC for the Big Ten Basketball Tournament where they’ll play Illinois tomorrow afternoon.