Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr was involved in a plane crash back in August 2019. The latest report suggests that it was the fault of the pilot.
The report was published by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after an investigation. It stated that the plane approached the runway too fast.
“The pilot’s continuation of an unstabilized approach despite recognizing associated cues and the flight crew’s decision not to initiate a go-around before touchdown, which resulted in a bounced landing, a loss of airplane control, a landing gear collapse, and a runway excursion.
“Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s failure to deploy the speed brakes during the initial touchdown, which may have prevented the runway excursion, and the pilot’s attempt to go around after deployment of the thrust reversers.”
The plane carried Earnhardt and his wife Amy and daughter Isla. Luckily, nobody was involved in a serious injury in the crash that took place during the landing of the plane in the airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
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