UPDATED: Aircraft operated by Hendrick Motorsports runs off runway

In this photo provided by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, a Gulfstream jet lies on the ground after a crash landing Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in Key West, Fla. Photo credit: AP

According to a statement released earlier this morning, all four people on board — Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, his wife, Linda Hendrick, and two Hendrick Motorsports pilots — were released from Lower Keys Medical Center early Tuesday morning.

Rick Hendrick was diagnosed with a broken rib and a broken clavicle, and Linda Hendrick was treated for minor cuts and bruises. Both pilots were evaluated and released without injury. All four have safely returned to North Carolina.

The aircraft, The pilot and co-pilot radioed there were no brakes upon landing and the plane ran completely off the runway at approximately 7:45 p.m., stopping about 100 feet beyond a 600-foot safety area that was added to the airport earlier this year.

 

The aircraft, which is joint-owned by Hendrick Motorsports and Jimmie Johnson Racing, remains in Key West.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS STATEMENT

 

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 31, 2011) – Early Monday evening, a Gulfstream G150 aircraft operated by Hendrick Motorsports ran off the runway after experiencing braking issues upon landing at Key West International Airport in Key West, Fla.

 

There were no serious injuries to any of the four people on board, including two pilots, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick and his wife, Linda Hendrick. All four were taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

 

Hendrick Motorsports is gathering additional information on the incident.

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