A plane carrying personnel from Hendrick Motorsports was forced to make an emergency landing at Memphis International Airport Monday morning after smoke was detected in the cabin, WRAL reports.
The aircraft was returning from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 was held on Sunday. There were no injuries in the emergency landing and none of Hendrick’s drivers were on board at the time, a team spokesperson confirmed.
Many will recall when ten people were tragically killed in 2004 when a Hendrick plane crashed in Virginia. In that accident, Rick Hendrick’s son, Ricky, was killed along with his brother John Hendrick, his nieces and other Hendrick employees.
Rick Hendrick himself has also had an unfortunate run-in with airplanes after he broke his clavicle and a rib when a plane he was on lost its brakes and crashed in Key West, Florida in 2011.