Rick Hendrick, owner of Nascar team Hendrick Motorsports, his wife, and the two crewmembers suffered minor injures when their Gulfstream G150 overran the runway while landing last night at Key West (Fla.) International Airport. The jet, N480JJ, is registered to Jimmie Johnson, who drives for Hendrick Motorsports. Unconfirmed media reports indicate that the aircraft brakes failed on landing.
Martinsville plane crash
The NTSB is in the preliminary stages of its investigation into two separate business aircraft accidents on October 24 that killed 15 people. At about 12:30 p.m., a King Air 200 owned and operated by Hendrick Motorsports crashed near Martinsville, Va., while en route to a Nascar race that afternoon, killing all 10 aboard.
The NTSB in its final report released this morning said the crew of a Hendrick Motorsports King Air 200 lost situational awareness and overflew Martinsville/Blue Ridge Airport, Va., before crashing on Oct. 24, 2004. IMC prevailed and the turboprop twin had been cleared for the Localizer Runway 30 approach.
A Beech King Air 200 carrying members of the Hendrick Motorsports Nascar race team crashed near Martinsville, Va., on Oct. 24, 2004, because the pilots lost situational awareness while attempting to land at Martinsville/Blue Ridge Airport (MTV) in IMC, according to the NTSB.