NTSB blames jammed part for accident at Michigan airport

NTSB blames jammed part for accident at Michigan airport

A plane carrying the University of Michigan basketball team had already reached the critical speed at which pilots could no longer stop it on the runway. The captain abandoned the takeoff anyway, surprising the pilot in the next seat.

The plane hurtled 950 feet (290 meters) past the end of the runway, tore through a chain-link fence and crossed a paved road before stopping.

The captain’s last-second decision to abort the takeoff in the 2016 incident might have prevented a disaster, safety officials said Thursday.

Continue reading NTSB blames jammed part for accident at Michigan airport at STL.News.