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Earnhardt Plane Incident

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Retired NASCAR race driver Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Citation rolled off the end of a Bristol, TN runway. Aircraft caught fire but all passengers and crew escaped.

Just a bad day or has the shortage of qualified pilots in the US left executive operators hiring less experienced flight crews?

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/nascar.nbcsports.com/2019/08/15/dale-earnhardt-jr-family-safe-after-plane-goes-off-runway-catches-fire/amp/

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That airport has 4,500 ft runway and it sits in a bowl. It's really no closer to the Bristol track than Tri Cities airport. 

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The National Transportation Safety Board will send two investigators to examine the crash scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s preliminary incident report Friday stated: “AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED HARD LANDING, BOUNCED, DEPARTED RUNWAY AND CAUGHT FIRE”

 

Not good on 4500’ runway.

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