Dale Jr. in plane crash

Discussion in 'General' started by ToofPic, Aug 15, 2019 at 5:13 PM.

  1. ToofPic

    ToofPic Member known well

  2. Spitz

    Spitz Well-Known Member

    Hit a wall?
     
  3. YamahaRick

    YamahaRick Yamaha Two Stroke Czar

    GM plane went kaput.

    No injuries.
     
  4. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Glad they got off before it turned into a BBQ...

    First in with "pilot error" for the cause
     
  5. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Really?
     
  6. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    That’s a good sized plane. Is a 4500’ runway long enough?
     
  7. Adam.B

    Adam.B Member

    It had a right turn at the end.
     
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  8. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    Savage crowd, here.
     
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  9. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    The FAA tells TMZ Sports ... the airplane rolled off the end of the runway at 12:40 PM PT.

    Apparently not.
     
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  10. Photo

    Photo Well-Known Member

    If everything was working ok and weight etc etc it should have been plenty .It was a cessna latitude.
     
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  11. ducnut

    ducnut Well-Known Member

    That’s why I asked. I figured, one of the aviation types would be along and I wanted to save them from having to look up the runway length, since it’s the only meaningful info I can offer.
     
  12. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    MCAS was clearly the culprit.
     
  13. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Yes

    Hence my "pilot error" comment.

    There is a chance something failed on this landing like the ABS, spoilers, etc...but with no rain, ice on the runway these usually end in something like ...pilot failed to maintain appropriate approach/landing speed, failed to go around and landed long. The aircraft departed the end of the runway....
     
  14. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Also my first thought was "did jack Roush get back in the cockpit".

    If you dont know he survived writing off 2 jets he crashed...lucky bastard
     
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  15. Photo

    Photo Well-Known Member

    I hope not. The pilots are real good guys. The one has been flying for JR since his lear 60 days.
     
  16. peakpowersports

    peakpowersports Well-Known Member

    I didnt see it anywhere but was this during landing or takeoff?
     
  17. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    Setting up for a Green White Checker landing for the next plane.
     
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  18. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    Elizabethton Airport, holy crap could they not afford to land at Tri-Cities.
     
  19. JRA

    JRA Well-Known Member

    Rich, they all fly into Elizabethton because it's so close to the track. I'm sure that plane has made many landings and departures from there.
     
  20. chickenpants

    chickenpants Well-Known Member

    And a P-51 I think
     

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