Michigan's journey to the Big Ten Tournament started in about the most terrifying manner imaginable.
The Wolverines were taking off to fly to Washington for this week's conference tournament when high winds forced takeoff to be aborted and the plane to slide off the runway.
While no one was hurt, the situation is as frightening as it gets.
The team tweeted out an update before 3 p.m. CT, about 20 hours prior to tipoff between Michigan and Illinois on Thursday at the Verizon Center.
"The Michigan's men's basketball team plane was involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon. After attempting to take off in high winds, takeoff was aborted, and after strong braking the plan slid off the runway. The plane sustained extensive damage, but everyone on board was safely evacuated and is safe. The team is making alternate travel plans."
A student manager tweeted out this video showing the damage to the plane.
And here are a few pictures of where the plane ended up from Michigan's strength and conditioning coach.
That was crazy,glad everyone is ok! Coach B's leadership was great, he helped everyone off the plane as they slid down the emergency slide. pic.twitter.com/sDWz6DWEoE— Jon Sanderson (@CampSanderson) March 8, 2017
Thank goodness everyone was all right.