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Five killed after plane crash, including husband of NASCAR VP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Angola!, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Angola!

    Angola! Guest


    Two dead from the plane, three dead in the houses - one possibly a toddler.

    GUTTER EDIT: Corrected title to refer to husband of NASCAR VP
  2. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    Re: Five killed after plane crashes into two houses

    And apparently the plane was registered to NASCAR's France family:

  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Five killed after plane crashes into two houses

    Husband of NASCAR vice president feared dead in Fla. plane crash

    July 10, 2007



    The husband of Lesa France Kennedy, the NASCAR vice president and International Speedway Corp. president, was among five people thought to have been killed Tuesday morning in the crash of a private plane in Sanford, Fla., the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal is reporting.

    Dr. Bruce Kennedy, an Ormond Beach, Fla., plastic surgeon, died along with the co-pilot of a twin-engine Cessna 310 that crashed into a home, setting a house next door ablaze as well.

    Four people — two adults, a 10-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl — were in the home initially hit, authorities said. The adults and the boy were critically injured and the girl has not yet been accounted for, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel is reporting.

    Kennedy’s death was the second to strike the Frances, NASCAR’s founding family, in three weeks.

    Bill France Jr., eldest son of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and himself a former NASCAR president and chairman, died June 25 at age 74. France’s son and Lesa France Kennedy’s brother Brian France is chairman and chief executive of NASCAR.

    The Kennedys have one child, a son Benjamin, according to the NASCAR media guide.

    Spokesmen for NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway, one of 12 tracks owned by ISC, a sister company of NASCAR, said a statement was being prepared.

    The plane was registered to Competitor Liaison Bureau Inc. of Daytona Beach and was bound for Lakeland, Fla. It departed from Daytona Beach International Airport at 8:23 a.m.

    The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and was directed to land at Orlando-Sanford International Airport when it crashed into the homes on Willowbay Ridge Court in the Preserve at Lake Monroe, Fla., a subdivision of new two-story, single-family homes in Seminole County. The subdivision is north of the airport.
  4. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Re: Five killed after plane crashes into two houses

    Ban small planes
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Re: Five killed after plane crash, including NASCAR VP

    Jesus Christ.... how many auto racing people get greased in small aircraft crashes?

    Seems like a lot.
  6. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Re: Five killed after plane crash, including NASCAR VP

    Angola, you may want to correct the thread title.
  7. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Re: Five killed after plane crash, including NASCAR VP

    Angola, it was the spouse of a NASCAR official. The crash happened about five miles from my house. I heard some emergency vehicles that might have been responding, but I was still in bed.

    Here are some links:


  8. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Thanks to whoever fixed the header, I fucked that one up.
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    In that case, NASCAR drivers, personnel, sponsors and et al. would have to find alternative methods of transportation.
  10. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Real pilots, or at least smart-ass ones, call those planes "doctor-killers."
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Five killed after plane crash, including husband of ISC prez

    More pertinently, Dr. Kennedy was the husband of the president of International Speedway Corporation.
  12. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Yes. I sort of thought the two links I provided might have said that.
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