Jack Roush comments on NASCAR Race Hub NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was a guest on Monday night’s edition of NASCAR Race Hub on SPEED. Earlier this year, Roush, an avid pilot, survived his second plane crash when his Beechcraft Premiere business jet was involved in a landing accident in Wisconsin. Roush, who lost the vision in his left eye and suffered injuries to his back and face, talked about the event:
Roush: “If you are going to be dumb, you’d better be tough to survive it. I’ve certainly had good fortune … I’ve had two plane wrecks in the last eight years. They were totally different in terms of the way they developed … I’m a pilot. I have enjoyed my flying and I enjoy everything about aviation, the aviation community and the people who go with it, but it’s unfortunate that I have had these two events that have required me to recover, and, happily, I have recovered both times.”
Roush: “After the first wreck, I lost track of the entire day … this accident, I had total recall. I did not lose consciousness. I really saw the events I thought I was going to see before I died. As it turned out, the airplane stayed together, it didn’t catch on fire and I was fairly close to the ground when it went and stalled. We were able to walk out of the airplane.”
Roush: “I think if I had been in an older airplane that was configured out of aluminum that I would have likely worn the thing (rather) than have it protect me … and the things that didn’t catch on fire. I was in a situation where I had great medical treatment up at the Mayo Clinic that restored me back to reasonably good health.”
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