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Plane carrying Michigan men’s basketball team slid off runway

Michigan Men's basketball
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The plane carrying the Michigan men’s basketball team aborted takeoff and slid off the runway on Wednesday afternoon. ABC News reports that the plane “sustained extensive damage” but nobody was hurt.

We can all be thankful that nobody was hurt. This brings to mind the 1960 Los Angeles Lakers, whose plane had an emergency landing in a cornfield in Carroll, Iowa after running out of fuel. Thankfully, the Wolverines were not in the air when this potential disaster occurred.

Michigan plays its first game in the Big 10 tournament tomorrow, against the Illinois Fighting Illini.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.