Date: October 24, 2004
Time: 1630
Location: Martinsville, Virginia
Operator: Private - Hendrick Motorsports Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Concord, NC - Martinsville, VA
AC Type: Beech 200 Super King Air
Registration: N501RH
cn / ln: BB-805
Aboard: 10   (passengers:8  crew:2)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:8  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane struck a steep incline in the Bull Mountain area seven miles from the Blue Ridge Regional Airport in heavy fog. Wreckage was confined to an area of approximately 200 ft. long. Killed in the crash were members of the Hendrick Motorsports racing team including the son, brother and two nieces of owner Rick Hendrick. Failure of the crew to properly execute the published instrument approach procedure. A contributing cause was the crew's failure to use all navigational aids to confirm and monitor their position during the approach.

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