Plane carrying University of Michigan’s men’s basketball team slides off runway

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YPSILANTI, Mich. — A plane carrying the University of Michigan men’s basketball slid off runway at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti on Wednesday afternoon.

“After attempting to take off in high winds, takeoff was aborted and, after strong braking, the plane slid off the runway,” officials said in a statement on Twitter.

“The plane sustained extensive damage but everyone on board was safely evacuated.”

University officials said the players and everyone who had been traveling with them are safe.

Tyler Davis, head manager for the team, tweeted a video showing the plane after the accident.

The team was on its way to the Big Ten tournament in Washington.