Death of Ricky Hendrick

April 2, 1980 - October 24, 2004
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia | Age 24

Ricky Hendrick and nine others die in crash of Hendrick plane
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A Hendrick Motorsports plane crashed Sunday on its way to a NASCAR race, killing all 10 people aboard, including the son, brother and two nieces of the owner of one of auto racing's most successful organizations.

The Beech 200 took off from Concord, N.C., and crashed in the Bull Mountain area seven miles from Martinsville's Blue Ridge Regional Airport about 12:30 p.m., said Arlene Murray, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

It was overcast and foggy when the...

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