Report: UGA Basketball Team Grounded After Minor Runway Accident

Report: UGA Basketball Team Grounded After Minor Runway Accident

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Report: UGA Basketball Team Grounded After Minor Runway Accident


The Georgia men’s basketball team is stuck in Anderson, S.C., for the night after a runway blunder grounded the team plane, Dawgnation has reported.

New coach Tom Crean’s first road trip with the Dawgs got off to a bumpy start, having to drive to Anderson, in order to fly to Philadelphia for the Temple game Tuesday.

Once in South Carolina, the team plane struggled to gain traction on an already slick runway. Taxiing at a low speed, it skidded off the tarmac into a field of mud, a UGA spokesperson confirmed to Chip Towers of Dawgnation.

From the report:

Eyewitnesses reported that the team and members of Georgia’s traveling party had to de-plane and then sit on a bus on the tarmac for a couple of hours while airport personnel attempted to tow the plane out of the mud.

For safety measure, mechanics had to work on the plane for several hours, leaving Georgia stranded.  Instead of flying up to Pennsylvania on Monday night, the hoops squad will wait until Tuesday morning.

No injuries were reported in the incident by DawgNation.

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