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NASCAR Team Owner

The Moment He Lost Control

7/28/2010 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained several photos of the moments before and after NASCAR team owner Jack Roush crashed his airplane yesterday in Wisconsin ... a crash Roush was lucky enough to walk away from.

Jack Roush - Plane Crash
In the photos -- which were taken around 6:15 PM on Tuesday at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh -- you can see the plane veer to one side while attempting to land ... and then violently crash.

Roush -- who's the owner of Roush Fenway Racing -- and his only passenger Brenda Strickland were both transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Incredibly, this is the second time Roush has crashed a plane and lived to tell about it ... back in 2002, his aircraft ended up in a lake in Alabama, where he was rescued by a retired Marine who lived close by.

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I live a couple of miles from this airport. This whole week Wittman Airport becomes the busiest airport on record. They are literally having them land sometimes 3 airplanes a once on a single landing strip. It may not all be that hes a bad pilot it may be that this air field is very intimidating place to be flying around. Ask John Travolta he attends every year!

1444 days ago


For everyone wondering what Mrs. Jack Roush would say, there is no Mrs. Roush. Jack is not longer married.

1444 days ago


It seems to me that many people are passing judgment and voicing their "opinions" on an apparent accident in which they weren't immediately present. So sad. This is reportedly the second time this has happened to Mr. Roush. Now, if we go by the "Odds of the Gods", this man is to probably die on the ground not the air; probably somewhere associated with cars & racing.

1444 days ago


That dudes haulin ass. Came you blame him?

Posted at 3:44 PM on Jul 28, 2010 by Dude

Bet he had to head to the washroom to scrape out his skivvies lol

1444 days ago


Before everyone gets on me, I know my last comment was a low class remark, but that poor guy running has me giggling. I'm just having fun with this.

1444 days ago


how many times does one have to crash a plane before their license is taken away. On a serious note, I am glad nobody was hurt.

1444 days ago


Watch this report from youtube.


1444 days ago

Jeff Walters    

That guy running must have needed a change of underwear after this... The plane had to be headed right towards him when the nose dug in. Then you see him running - must have been fearing an explosion, and rightly so. Would love to hear comments from him.

1444 days ago


My father in law flew in there as a co-pilot four years ago, and he said their own landing was dicey. There are so many planes in the air that collisions could happen pretty easily if someone isn't on the ball.

1444 days ago


A friend of mine has video of the crash -- we think the only video that exists. He's given a copy to the NTSB already, and is going to be contacting TMZ to see if they want it.

1444 days ago


Jack this is your 2nd crash in less than 10 yrs, time to hang up the pilot's hat and stay the cat in the hat. Focus on getting your teams back in the winner's circle! Oh and..........GO TONY!!!!!!!!!

1444 days ago


Jack`s been flying for more years than many of you have lived. That being said, maybe it`s time to give it up Jack, you`re getting old and you don`t have nine lives (anymore).

1444 days ago


he was bumped by the 99 car on final!!!

1444 days ago


Ok you dumb a**'s. This is a guy who is very respected in the industry. Like the GodFather of NASCAR. He is is serious condition. And you wish him......? Look in the mirrow before you judge/call someone and idiot. He EARNED his respect. Give him some now when he needs it and put your petty opnions aside.

1444 days ago

Ron Golden    

From the photo its apparent that he is landing with 15% flaps...thinking he was flying with full flaps, his lack of airspeed caused the wings to quit creating lift which caused the aircraft to stall...

1444 days ago
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