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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jack Roush Survives (Another) Plane Crash


NASCAR Team co-owner Jack Roush is in serious but stable condition following a "landing accident" at the famed EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event is the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusists in America. During the gathering it is officially the world's busiest control tower.

According to a report at AVweb, it appeared that Roush aborted landing on Runway 18R at Whitman Regional Airport and was attempting a goaround when the wingtip of his Beechcraft Premier dug into the ground. The twin engine jet pancaked, then slid across the grass and broke apart. 

Roush (68) sustained serious injuries and his passenger Brenda Strickland (61) non life threatening injuries. Both walked away from the crash.

The NTSB is investigating.

Radio transmissions between Roush (callsign: Premier) and ATC can be heard here.

This is the second serious crash Roush has had as a pilot. In 2002 he narrowly escaped death when his twin engine CamAir struck powerlines and cartwheeled into an Alabama lake. Former Marine Larry Hicks, who witnessed the crash, jumped in a nearby boat and rescued Roush.

2 comments:

The Donald said...

They [FAA] pulled Bob Hoover's license, but not this guy's?

The Donald said...

It's gonna take at least a couple of rolls of Gorilla Tape to fix that Beechcraft...