Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NTSB : Preliminary report on UM Basketball charter plane accident coming soon.


Purple Walrus Press talked to NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) spokesman Eric Weiss by phone Monday regarding the UM basketball charter plane wreck that occurred Wednesday, March 8, at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Twp.

According to Eric Weiss, the preliminary report involving the plane accident at Willow Run Airport will be available soon. The NTSB will provide all the necessary information when their investigation is complete. The investigation could take up to a year.

Last Wednesday the MD83 charter plane transporting The Michigan men's basketball team skidded off runway 23L at Willow Run Airport at 2:55 Eastern Standard
time. All 107 members of the team and band were safely evacuated.

Jeff Brown
Purple Walrus Press.
Detroit Metro Airport Police at Willow Run Airport. Charter plane in background  on Thursday March 9. Photo Purple Walrus Press.

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