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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Transported to Hospital After Fiery Plane Crash

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NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife, and young daughter suffered a fiery plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday. The twin-engine, 10-seater Cessna Citation Latitude crashed carrying the racer, his wife Amy Reimann, and apparently also their daughter Isla in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Thankfully, both Earnhardt and his family are reportedly okay following the terrifying crash.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was said to have been transported to a local hospital. The Carter County Sheriff’s office told one reporter that none of the injuries were serious to any of the passengers or the pilots. Earnhardt’s sister Kelley tweeted that the family and pilots were all safe and had undergone evaluation at a local hospital. One report indicates that the family dog was also on the plane.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Transported to Hospital After Fiery Plane Crash

Photo: Facebook/Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

The crash occurred at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee. Airport Manager Dan Cogan reported that the plane ran off the end of the runaway, then caught on fire. The crash happened on Thursday afternoon, August 15, 2019.

Elizabethton PD posted details about the crash on Facebook and let citizens know that Highway 91 will remain closed for a significant period of time. The Carter County Sherriff’s Office, Elizabethton Police Department, Elizabethton Fire Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Carter County Rescue Squad all responded to the crash.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Transported to Hospital After Fiery Plane Crash

Photo: Facebook/Dale Earnhardt, Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the son of legendary racer Dale Earnhardt, Sr. His father passed away in February, 2001, from results of injuries suffered during a tragic crash in the last lap of the Daytona 500. Earnhardt, Jr. retired from racing full-time in 2017 and has since worked as an analyst for NBC. He’s a member of the broadcast team scheduled for the Cup Series in Bristol, Tennessee on Saturday night. He grew up in Kannapolis, North Carolina, and racing is in his blood. His father was one of the all-time great drivers, and his maternal grandfather, Robert Gee Sr., built race cars.