Jack Roush bloodied but alive after 2010 plane crash
The National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that the 2010 plane crash in which team owner Jack Roush was injured was caused by pilot error.
The NTSB released Friday its determination of probable cause in Roush’s July 27, 2010 crash at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis. The report confirmed Roush’s version of what happened — that he was concerned about a plane taking off on the same runway where he was landing, causing him to ground-loop his airplane.
The NTSB stated that after Roush aborted the landing, he should have throttled to full power instead of throttling to about 33 percent of full power. The NTSB report indicated that Roush could have landed the plane safely, but Roush told investigators that he didn’t throttle to full power because he was making sure there were no other planes in the area.
The NTSB attributed the cause of the crash to, “The pilot's decision not to advance the engines to takeoff power during the go-around, as stipulated by the airplane flight manual, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at a low altitude.”
Roush suffered multiple injuries and lost his left eye in the accident as he attempted to land the Hawker Beechcraft 390 Premier IA business jet. He also suffered injuries to his left cheek, a broken jaw and compression fracture in his back.
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