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Rejected takeoff and runway excursion at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Board Meeting : Rejected takeoff and runway excursion at Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center
1/15/2019 9:30 AM

​The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intent to hold a board meeting on January 15, 2019, beginning at 0930, to determine the probable cause of the March 2017 runway excursion accident involving a chartered jetliner that occurred during a rejected takeoff in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

On March 8, 2017, an Ameristar Charters flight 9363, a Boeing MD-83 airplane, overran the departure end of runway 23L at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, after the captain executed a rejected takeoff. The 110 passengers and six flight crew members evacuated the airplane via emergency escape slides. One passenger received a minor injury; the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was chartered to carry the University of Michigan men’s basketball team to Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia.

The Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, and Ameristar are parties to the NTSB investigation.

 

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