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Hendrick Motorsports Crew Uninjured as Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Heading back to Charlotte, N.C. from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, an aircraft carrying multiple Hendrick Motorsports crew members experienced issues that forced an emergency landing mid-way through the trip.

Making an emergency landing at Memphis International Airport after smoke filled the cabin, according to a report from WMC Action News. The plane had previously made a stop in Oklahoma City to refuel. Shortly thereafter is when the smoking issue began to arise.

No team members — or anyone on the plane in general — experienced any breathing issues or was injured during the emergency landing. There is no word on how many crew members were on board the plane at the time.

According Hendrick Motorsports officials, another plane was brought to Memphis to bring the crew members back to Charlotte.

Hendrick Motorsports saw three of its cars finish in the top 10 on Sunday during the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas, with Jimmie Johnson being the highest finishing driver on the team in third.

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