Michigan Women's CBB Team Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Flying into StormMarch 28, 2021
The Michigan women's basketball team arrived safely in Ann Arbor early Sunday after initially making an emergency landing in Evansville, Indiana, per Angelique S. Chengelis of the Detroit News.
The team's charter plane flew into a storm Saturday night, while an aggressive descent caused the cabin to lose pressure with oxygen masks being deployed. The plane made a diverted landing in Evansville.
There were no injuries "other than being scared," spokesperson Sarah VanMetre told Chengelis.
Michigan assistant coach Toyelle Wilson described the experience on Twitter and also posted a picture of the team after landing:
Toyelle Wilson @CoachTMWilson
Just went through the worst flying experience. We are flying back to MI & hit a storm- lost pressurization- the oxygen masks dropped from the compartments. Told bc we dropped at a certain feet & had to use them. We have just emergency landed in Evansville, IN. Please 🙏🏾 for us.
The team spent several hours in Evansville before getting on a return flight to Michigan and landing at 5:54 a.m. ET.
Michigan faced Baylor on Saturday night in a competitive Sweet 16 battle that ended with a 78-75 Baylor win in overtime. It was the Wolverines' first appearance in the regional semifinal after an upset win over No. 3 seed Tennessee in Round 2.