OSHKOSH - NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was involved in a plane crash atWittman Regional Airport Tuesday evening. He was transportedto Theda Clark Medical Center in critical condition, but wasupgraded Tuesday night to serious, but stable condition.
Roush, of Northville Mich., and passenger Brenda Stickland ofPlymoth, Mich. were in the twin engine Beechcraft Premiere businessjet when it skidded off the north south runway duringlanding.
It happened around 6:15 shortly after the air show ended. The plane is registered to Roush FenwayRacing, LLC .
Both Roush and Strickland were able to get out with assistanceand were transported to the hospital.
According to a news release from EAA, Strickland has non-lifethreatening injuries.
Witnesses say the plane was clearly in distress, appeared tostall in the air, then came down with the wings at an oddangle.
Roush is well known in the racing circuit and at AirVenturewhere he has a performance display in the Ford Hanger. He isscheduled to sign autographs there tomorrow and was at anAirVenture presentation Tuesday morning.
The 68-year-old also survived a plane crash in 2002, when hisaircraft crashed into an Alabama lake.
The NTSB and FAA are investigation the incident. NTSBofficials remained on scene late Tuesday. Officials say itcould be weeks before the cause of the crash is known.
The crash stopped take-off and landing operations at EAAAirVenture as crews cleaned up the wreckage. Wittman RegionalAirport operations normally stop at 8:00 p.m.
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