Most of the teams in NASCAR’s three national touring series are based in Charlotte and while the majority of those teams have their own aircraft, a lot of NASCAR people still fly commercially.
But those trying to fly from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to Daytona or Orlando or Jacksonville Wednesday got a rude surprise: Flights out of Charlotte-Douglas were briefly halted because of an accident involving an airplane taking off and striking a deer on the runway.
The good news is, the plane was able to land safely without incident.
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The bad news air traffic out of the airport was extensively delayed.