Dale Earnhardt Jr. Survives Private Jet Crash With His Family

NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been fortunate to escape uninjured with his family after a private jet crash in east Tennessee, CNN reports.

Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy were on the private jet with their daughter and two pilots when it ran off the runway after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport at 3:38 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration soon confirmed that the Cessna Citation ran off the end of the runway and caught fire shortly afterwards. Authorities say it ran through a fence before coming to a rest next to a highway.

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Speaking with local media, Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier revealed that all passengers escaped the aircraft shortly after the fire started. Asked about the condition of Earnhardt Jr., Carrier said “He was having a little bit of trouble. They transported him non-emergency.”

Earnhardt. Jr’s sister Kelley later took to Twitter to confirm that everyone was safe.

“I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. 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.”

The cause of the crash is yet to be determined but the National Transportation Safety Board did confirm it will send two accident investigators to the scene of the crash and subsequent fire.

It is believed that Earnhardt Jr. was in the area to attend NASCAR events at the nearby Bristol Motor Speedway approximately 15 miles from the airport.

Plane crash on stoney Creek. Looks like everyone out okEdit: Earnhardt Jr.'s plane. Everyone is out and ok.-first responders were already on the scene that's why I didn't intervene. I'm not trained. -i made no money off the video. It was to show he was ok.

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  • iggination

    Glad everyone was able to walk away!

  • Reader 10,000

    NBC is tweeting he is taking time off and he won’t be broadcasting again until Darlington. =(

  • Knotmyrealname

    Dude can’t get his camera to focus. Awwwww….

  • iddqd

    she cans confirm…

  • Six_Tymes

    It seems as if private jets aren’t as reliable, i wonder why?

  • JqC

    I bet you he was racing with another private jet when this happened…

  • JqC

    Watched the video and discovered the problem. If you look carefully, you can see that one of the pilots is a dog. When will we stop this madness and use human pilots…?

  • Paul

    Goodness me, that was awful. I’m glad they were all ok I guess.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    I’m glad they all survived.

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