An airplane piloted by NASCAR team owner Jack Roush crashed Tuesday in Oshkosh, Wis. Roush walked away from the accident bloodied but alive and was taken to a local hospital where he is in serious but stable condition. His injuries are not considered life threatening.
Here is a link to a report from the local news station. See the video here.
From the AP:
"There are injuries. Possible surgery," Roush Fenway president Geoff Smith said in a text message to The Associated Press. "But he walked out of the plane."
Roush, an aviation buff, was attending the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., this week.
This is the second plane crash that Roush has been involved in. In 2002, a plane he was piloting near Talladega, Ala., crashed into a lake. Roush was knocked unconscious and might have perished if not for the fast actions of Larry Hicks, a retired Marine who saw the accident.
Our get-well wishes go out to Roush for a quick and easy recovery. Maybe that Cat in the Hat nickname has some merit after all.
UPDATE: Roush Fenway released a statement about Roush's condition Wednesday afternoon:
Jack Roush, co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing and chairman of ROUSH® Enterprises, remains hospitalized in serious, but stable condition following a plane accident at Wittman Air Field in Oshkosh, Wisc., yesterday. He is currently under observation for facial injuries sustained in the accident.
His passenger, Brenda Stricklin, was treated and released from a Wisconsin hospital this afternoon.
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