Details of Roush Crash Released

 - August 26, 2010, 12:34 PM

The NTSB has released the ­preliminary report on the crash of a Hawker Beechcraft Premier IA during the EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis. (see page 46). According to the NTSB, the Premier, piloted by Jack Roush, was seen on ­amateur video “in a left base turn to final for Runway 18R. The airplane appeared to overshoot the ­runway centerline during this turn and then level its wings momentarily before entering a slight right bank simultaneously as the nose of the airplane pitched up. [It] then turned left toward the runway centerline and began a descent. During this descent the airplane’s pitch appeared to increase until the airplane entered a right bank and struck the grass area west of the runway in a nose-down, right-wing-low attitude.” As a result of the crash, Roush has lost the sight in his left eye and suffered a broken jaw and compression fracture of his back.