Press Release from Roush Fenway Racing Official Website:
Roush Fenway’s Greg Biffle (No. 16) and his two pilots were involved in a minor incident this morning while landing at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. A mechanical failure during the landing caused the airplane to skid to a stop on the runway. No one on board the aircraft was injured.
According to Nascar Now on ESPN2, Biffle said he looked out the window and noticed the left wing rising into the air, and the right wing dragging the runway and sending up sparks.
Amy Caudill, a spokeswoman for the airport, said the private plane’s right landing gear collapsed as it was taxiing at 10:52 a.m. Caudill said the airport did not classify the incident as a crash; it was a “mechanical failure,” she said.
The plane was landing on the airport’s main commercial runway. The runway was closed for about two hours while crews towed the plane and cleaned up debris, she said.
Read more: http://www.kentucky.com.