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Small plane carrying NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashes in Tennessee

BREAKING NEWS: Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family escape fiery plane crash in Tennessee without any serious injuries after his private jet rolled off the runway on landing

  • A private plane carrying NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran off the runway and caught fire in Tennessee on Thursday
  • Also on board the small aircraft was Earnhardt’s wife, Amy, and their one-year-old daughter, Isla
  • All are said to have survived, including the two pilots, authorities said 
  • Earnhardt Jr. was transported to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries, while his wife and child were taken away by paramedics with conditions unknown 
  • The plane, registered under Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports, crashed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Carter County at around 3:40pm on Thursday afternoon 

A private plane carrying NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran off the runway and caught fire in Tennessee on Thursday, authorities have revealed.

Also aboard the small aircraft was Earnhardt’s wife, Amy, and their one-year-old daughter, Isla.

The plane, registered under Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports, crashed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Carter County at around 3:40pm on Thursday afternoon.

No one was killed in the crash, according to Elizabethton fire chief Barry Carrier. All of those on board made it out from the plane alive and video from the scene shows the fire has since been extinguished.

A private plane carrying NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran off the runway and caught fire in Tennessee on Thursday, authorities have revealed

Also aboard the small aircraft was Earnhardt’s wife, 1-year-old daughter Isla, and the family’s dog

Also aboard the small aircraft was Earnhardt’s wife, 1-year-old daughter Isla, and the family’s dog

Dale Jr. Crash

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ashley Garcia captured this footage of EMS treating Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the scene of the plane crash.

Posted by WCYB on Thursday, 15 August 2019

Pictures from the scene show the 10-seat, twin-engine Cessna Citation Latitude in a fiery wreck at the end of the small airport’s runway

Pictures from the scene show the 10-seat, twin-engine Cessna Citation Latitude in a fiery wreck at the end of the small airport’s runway

Earnhardt Jr. was transported to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Amy and little Isla were also taken away by paramedics, however the severity of their conditions is not yet known. 

Pictures from the scene show the 10-seat, twin-engine Cessna Citation Latitude in a fiery wreck at the end of the small airport’s runway.

Both of the aircraft’s pilots also escaped with their lives, and are not thought to have been seriously harmed. 

What specifically caused the crash is not yet known

Video and pictures from the scene shows the fire has since been extinguished

Video and pictures from the scene shows the fire has since been extinguished

Smoke from the crash can be seen rising up above a earby

Smoke from the crash can be seen rising up above a earby 

‘I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon,’ Kelley Earnhardt, Dale’s sister, said in a statement.

‘Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding.’

Video captured from the scene shown Earnhardt Jr. laying on the floor as first responders try to place a brace around his neck.

He appears to be conscious and communicating throughout the interaction. 

It’s not known what the specific cause of the crash was, but the National Transportation Safety Board say an investigation is underway. 



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