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Jack Roush Injured In Plane Crash

Posted in Crashes, General, NASCAR, Newsworthy by Kurt Ernst | July 28th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Jack Roush has a lot in common with cats; first, he always lands on his feet, and second, the man clearly has nine lives. Roush made a semi-miraculous landing of his Beechcraft Premier business jet after a near stall during a landing attempt on Tuesday night. Witnesses reported that the plane was clearly in trouble, and Roush hit the runway hard before running off the end. The impact was hard enough to crack the fuselage, and the plane settled at the end of the runway with the tail section separated just behind the wings.

Roush emerged from the cockpit with a bloody face and clothing. He was taken to a nearby hospital along with his passenger, Brenda Strickland. Roush was listed in serious but stable condition, and Strickland was reported to have non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is the second one in eight years involving Roush. In 2002, Roush was piloting an Aircam when the plane went down in an Alabama lake. Roush was rescued by a witness to the crash, who performed CPR on the unconscious and non-responsive Roush. The crash left Roush with head injuries, broken ribs and a severely broken left leg, but the quick actions of Larry Hicks saved the NASCAR team owner’s life.

I’m not much of a believer in signs from above, but if I were Jack Roush I’d seriously start thinking about taking up new hobbies. I hear golf is nice, and bicycling is good exercise.

Source: Fox 11 Online

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