Racing Tycoon Jack Roush injured in plane crash


Jack Roush, NASCAR team owner, who is an aviation buff, has been hospitalized after a plane crash on Tuesday evening.

Roush was flying the plane when it skidded off the runway while attempting to land at Wittman Regional Airport in Kentucky at approximately 6:15pm CDT .

Roush was in serious but stable condition after walking away from a plane crash in Wisconsin on Tuesday night.  His injures include facial lacerations and it is possible that he will need surgery, but he walked off the plane.

The following statement is posted on the EEA website:

At approximately 6:15 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, a Beechcraft Premier business jet registered to Roush Fenway Racing, LLC, was involved in a landing accident on Runway 18 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The National Transportation Safety Board and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the two occupants on board were Jack Roush of Northville, Mich., and Brenda Strickland of Plymouth, Mich., who each exited the aircraft following the accident. Both were transported to local hospitals, with Roush in serious but stable condition and Strickland with non-life threatening injuries. The NTSB is leading the investigation into the accident.

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