Michigan women's team had to make emergency landing Saturday night
The Michigan women’s basketball team had a scare on its trip home to Ann Arbor late Saturday night, as the plane had to make an emergency landing in Evansville, Indiana.
According to Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News, the plane lost pressure and oxygen masks were deployed as the plane traveled through thunderstorms on Saturday night. The flight departed from Texas at 8:16 p.m. and landed at 10:07 in Evansville. The team was traveling home from San Antonio after a 78-75 overtime loss to Baylor in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
From The Detroit News:
As the plane flew through the storm, it made an aggressive descent, pressure was lost and the compartments containing oxygen masks opened and fell, according to Sarah VanMetre, who handles athletic department communications for Michigan women’s basketball.
No injuries were reported because of the emergency landing, “other than being scared.”
Michigan was in Evansville for several hours before it was eventually able to make its flight back to Ann Arbor. The team left the gate at 3:54 a.m. and were back in Michigan by 5:54 a.m. in Ypsilanti.
The Wolverines were a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament this year and ended the season with a 16-6 record. They defeated Florida Gulf Coast and Tennessee to earn a spot in the Sweet 16.