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Dennis O
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Dale Jr. and wife in plane crash.... Reply with quote

Reported that there were no serious injuries but the pictures I saw were rough.

https://www.wave3.com/2019/08/15/dale-earnhart-jr-taken-hospital-after-plane-crash/?fbclid=IwAR3yo2wW5QicWvh9nyP59AYOYVuBYqOk5ZsIo4yCM7QtU918Lkl0RGbWv6E
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best wishes for Dale, Amy and Isla and the 2 pilots. Wish all a speedy recovery from any and all injuries. Crash looked very serious and the plane was a total.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ABC National Radio News has picked up on the story. They also reported " No Serious Injuries. "
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bristol and airplanes....not a good mix. God bless them all.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" Any Landing You can Walk Away From -- Is a GOOD Landing. "
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It probably wasn't two months ago after reading an article on Dale that was mentioning his jet that I commented to my wife that a guy worth almost a half billion dollars shouldn't be flying around in a 23 year old plane. Sounds now like he needs to come on down to Savannah and visit that huge plant on Gulfstream Rd. and they'll fix him right up!
Am thankful everyone is OK.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad he decided to miss Bristol and go home and relax.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BVAUGHN wrote:
Glad he decided to miss Bristol and go home and relax.
Bill


Yep, this may very well be one of those "make you stop to smell the roses" moments.
Did anyone hear anything else about what happened? All the reports say it "bounced" twice, collapsing the starboard landing gear and very little else so far.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NTSB says right gear failed on landing causing the 'bounce'. Jr was at truck race Thur night.....thankful they are all OK....
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

john843 wrote:
...a guy worth almost a half billion dollars shouldn't be flying around in a 23 year old plane.


Junior's current aircraft (or, now, what's left of it) was a Cessna 680A Citation Latitude built in 2015. IIRC, JR Motorsports has a sponsorship agreement with Cessna's parent company, Textron. The old N8JR was a Lear 60 built in 1996.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't ever check the door plate when you board a commercial airliner. Some of them are quite old. That said, perhaps the oldest part on the plane is the door plate.
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