Officials said a plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife and daughter, went down around 3:40 p.m. Thursday at the Elizabethton Airport in Tennessee. Thankfully, everyone is okay.
Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing.
Earnhardt’s sister took to Twitter yesterday to confirm the crash and give updates:
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
Finally laying down for the night and want to say thank you to God, the angels among us, our pilots, first responders, medical staff, our NASCAR family and everyone that has reached out in whatever way to support us all. ❤️— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) August 16, 2019