California photographer Brian Flanagan captured images of the last seconds of Jack Roush’s Beechcraft Premier 1 as it dipped a wing and then pancaked on an infield area of Wittman Regional Airport Tuesday evening. The sequence shows the aircraft in a relatively steep bank over the runway before it hits hard, collapsing the gear as onlookers flee to safety. Meanwhile Roush, 68, has undergone surgery at a local hospital and is now in the Mayo Clinic for more treatment and recovery. At last report his condition was listed as serious but stable. The status of his passenger, Brenda Strickland, 61, hasn’t been discussed in detail but her injuries were initially thought to be less severe than Roush’s.
- Click here to hear the audio exchanges between Roush (identified as “6JR” and “premier”) and OSH controllers at the time of the crash.
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