Michigan Pep Band Involved in Plane Crash
The plane attempted to take off and briefly got off the ground, but due to high winds they had to make an emergency landing. While trying to land the plane ran out of room on the runway and skid off the runway crashing into a ditch. The plane sustained heavy damage, but luckily no one was serious injured.
Everyone on board was evacuated.
The university is currently making alternate plans to get the band and team to Washington in time for their first game.
A very scary day for all involved. We are glad everyone is safe!
FAA investigating after plane carrying Michigan men’s basketball team aborted takeoff in high winds and slid off runway. pic.twitter.com/7T9YZv5oTt— ABC News (@ABC) March 8, 2017
Michigan's basketball team plane involved in an accident. Everyone is okay, no injuries.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 8, 2017
Viewer emailed us this photo from airport. pic.twitter.com/cT6ExEyp4Q