New Photos Of Jack Roush's Scary Plane Crash As It Happened

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On the heels of the preliminary NTSB report, we now have an amazing new set of eyewitness photos of motorsport legend Jack Roush's plane crash. We've animated them to give further insight into exactly how the plane went down.


Roush's Raytheon/Beechcraft Premier 390 reportedly stalled during an attempted landing at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He attempted to land but caught the right wing on the ground and crashed. Here's the preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board investigation:

A review of amateur video taken at KOSH showed the accident airplane 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. The airplane 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.

Roush walked off the plane and was sent to the hospital where he was initially listed in serious condition. His injuries included a fractured back, broken jaw, and the loss of his left eye. Yes, that's right — Roush lost his left eye.

He was released from the hospital on August 12th and made an appearance at Michigan International Speedway the following day.

If you'd like to see an animated version of the events you can download this image.

(Hat tip to Chris and Joe!)