Aviation News

October 31, 2011

Jet Owned by Nascar’s Jimmie Johnson Skids Off Key West Runway

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UPDATE 11:15PM ET: Associated Press sports reporter says Johnson was not on the plane, but team owner Rick Hendrick and his wife were.

A plane owned by Jimmie Johnson Racing skidded off a runway in Key West Monday night, sending four occupants to the hospital.

Gulfstream 150 belonging to Jimmie Johnson Racing after skidding off runway at Key West International Airport.

Gulfstream 150 belonging to Jimmie Johnson Racing after skidding off runway at Key West International Airport. (Photo by Sgt. Evan Calhoun/Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

The Gulfstream 150 business jet (N480JJ), which is registered to Johnson’s racing team out of Charlotte, North Carolina, was landing at Key West International Airport when the pilots radioed a problem with the brakes, according to a CBS Miami report. It was not immediately clear where the flight had originated or if the five-time NASCAR champion was on board.

Two patients had minor injuries and the others were hospitalized as a precaution.