Jack Roush has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries suffered from a crash that occurred as he attempted to land his plane Tuesday night at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh,Wis., according to a statement from Roush Fenway Racing and a statement posted on the website of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
The EAA's annual AirVenture event is this week in Oshkosh.
The Raytheon Premier jet, registered to Roush Fenway Racing, was split in half during the landing accident, which occurred at about 7:15 p.m. Eastern.
According to the EAA, the National Transportation Safety Board and Winnebago County Sheriff's Department confirmed the two occupants on board were team co-owner Jack Roush and Brenda Stricklin, who each exited the aircraft following the accident. Both were transported to local hospitals. Roush was in serious but stable condition with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the Roush Fenway Racing statement. Stricklin also was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening, according to the EAA.
Jason McDowell, an aviation photographer who was at the airport, tweeted a photo of Roush exiting the plane with a bloody face.
Roush nearly lost his life while piloting a small plane near Troy, Ala., on his 60th birthday on April 19, 2002. He hit a power line and landed upside down in eight feet of water. The longtime NASCAR team owner was not breathing when he was rescued and sustained a broken leg, a collapsed lung and head injuries.