Dale Earnhardt Jr., family safe after plane crashes at Tennessee airport
Plane landed, rolled off the runway and then burst into flames
CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane crashed Thursday afternoon with him and his family on board.
Dale's sister, Kelly, tweeted the following out after the crash:
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
Earnhardt's daughter, Isla, was born on April 30, 2018
WJHL is reporting that the Cessna landed and then rolled off the runway at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport, where it burst into flames, according to the FAA.
The first 911 call about the crash came in at 3:38 p.m. and first responders were at the scene within two minutes, Elizabethton Mayor Curt Alexander told WJHL in an interview.
The Carter County Sheriff's Office says Earnhardt has been transported to the hospital.
WJHL reports that his injuries are described as cuts and abrasions.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. being treated at the scene of the crash. (Credit: Ashley Garcia / WCYB)
The Elizabethton Fire Chief says no one was killed in the crash and that none of the injuries are serious.
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