University of Michigan men’s basketball team plane slides off runway

DETROIT, MI (WCMH) — A plane carrying the University of Michigan’s men’s basketball team aborted takeoff in high winds in Detroit.

The team announced the accident on Twitter.

According to the University, the plane was trying to take off in high winds and was forced to abort. After strong braking, the plane skidded off the runway.

The University says the plane sustained extensive damage, but no one on board was hurt.

The team is now working to make alternative travel plans. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s