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NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Fiery Plane Crash

Aug 15, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Stock car racing star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife and daughter were on board a plane that crashed today in Tennessee, with all of the family members surviving the crash.

The New York Post reports that Earnhardt’s plane went off the end of the runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Carter County at around 3:40 p.m. and became engulfed in flames.

“The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the incident in a statement, saying Earnhardt’s Cessna Citation overshot the runway upon landing,” The Post reports. “After Earnhardt, 44, his family and two pilots were evacuated from the plane, rescue crews stayed at the scene for several hours dealing with the wreckage and an ensuing fuel spill.”

Earnhardt reportedly suffered minor cuts and abrasions, with the family taken to a nearby medical center for evaluation. Everyone is reportedly expected to be OK.

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