Cessna 310 linked
to NASCAR crashes in Florida
The Cessna 310 was registered
to Competitor Liaison Bureau Inc. of Daytona Beach, a company of
the former chairman of NASCAR William C. France "Little Bill".
two-engine Cessna 310, owned by a company registered on the name
of William C. France, the former NASCAR chairman, crashed near
Orlando, Florida, today, killing two people and injuring three.
The plane attempted an emergency landing, crashing onto two
houses, setting them ablaze.
According to reports, the Cessna was flying from Daytona
Beach towards Lakeland, Fl, when the pilot called the ground
about smoke in the cockpit and attempted an emergency landing at
the Orlando Sanford International Airport, but the plane crashed
about two miles before reaching the airport. Among the injured
is a 10-year-old boy with over 80% burns.
Officials from NASCAR said they are in a
current process of information gathering and declined to comment
on the incident.
The identities of the victims have not
Competitor Liaison Bureau Inc. is listed
as the owner of the Cessna 310, with base in Daytona Beach,
Florida. The company itself is registered to William C. France,
who was a chairman of the NASCAR. "Little Bill", as William
France was nicknamed, passed away from lung cancer on June 4th
2007. James C. France is also listed as an officer of the
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Published on 07/10/2007