Roush Premier I Crashes at Oshkosh

 - July 28, 2010, 5:12 AM
A Hawker Beechcraft Premier I carrying Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush and a friend crashed while landing at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wis., at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

A Hawker Beechcraft Premier I carrying Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush and a friend crashed while landing at an EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wis., at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Witnesses saw the jet make a tight left turn onto final and then a series of S turns behind a landing Piper. The Premier's right wing hit the ground and the jet impacted the runway with a loud “crumping” sound, spun 180 degrees and stopped, engines still running, said one witness. The Premier's fuselage broke in two just forward of the engine pylons.

Two people, one with blood pouring down his face, exited the jet and climbed into a waiting ambulance. The NTSB and Winnebago County Sheriff's Department confirmed the people on board were Jack Roush of Northville, Mich., and Brenda Strickland of Plymouth, Mich. Both were transported to local hospitals. Roush was in serious but stable condition and Strickland had non-life-threatening injuries.