Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Private Plane Crashes At Tennessee Airport – Dale Earnhardt Jr., Retired NASCAR driver and his wife Amy and daughter faced plane crash Thursday at a Tennessee airport.
Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Private Plane Crashes At Tennessee Airport:
NASCAR driver Earnhardt Jr., 44, was rushed to an area hospital after the plane crash.
Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, a dog and two pilots were aboard the plane as it reached at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Carter County and that crashed around 3:40 p.m. ET,
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement. The Cessna Citation business jet rolled off the end of runway 24 and caught fire after landing at the airport at 3:40 p.m.
The airport, the spot where the crash happened is located about 15 miles south of Bristol Motor Speedway, site of this weekend’s NASCAR race.
The retired driver’s sister, Kelley, tweeted that those on board were OK. She wrote. “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.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr Plane Crash Video:
Earnhardt Jr. retired from NASCAR in 2017. Earnhardt was part of Rick Hendrick’s racing team in 2011 when Hendrick broke a rib and a collarbone while on a small jet that lost its brakes and crash landed in an airport at Key West, Fla. Hendrick’s son, brother and twin nieces were among 10 people died in a 2004 plane crash traveling to a race in Virginia.
A spokesperson of NBC Sports said: “We’re incredibly grateful that Dale, his wife, Amy, daughter, Isla, and the two pilots are safe following today’s accident. After being discharged from the hospital, we communicated with Dale and his team, and we’re all in agreement that he should take this weekend off to be with his family. We look forward to having him back in the booth (September 1) at Darlington.”
NTSB tweeted, “NTSB is sending two investigators to Elizabethton, Tennessee, to begin investigation of today’s runway excursion accident involving a Cessna 680 business jet.”
👉ABD’li ünlü Nascar yarışçısı Dale Earnhardt Jr,
👉Eşi ve kızının bulunduğu küçük uçak, iniş
👉Yaptığı havalimanında alev aldı. Earnhardt ve
👉Ailesinin kazadan kurtuldukları belirtildi pic.twitter.com/KAxkreEWLf
— Tülay Ada (@kkbe8787o) August 16, 2019
JUST IN: Video footage from the scene of a plane crash in Tennessee. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy were on board, according to ABC affiliate WJHL https://t.co/dJy7nGqLUf pic.twitter.com/CUjZpykxrh
— WLOS (@WLOS_13) August 15, 2019
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.
— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) August 15, 2019
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