date_range 01 Apr, 2020

Retired NASCAR driver and family survive fiery plane crash

Retired NASCAR driver and family survive a fiery plane crash
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As per authorities said Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and baby daughter have survived a small plane crash in east Tennessee on Thursday afternoon. However, no one got hurt and everyone is safe. But Portion of the plane was on fire in the water. Firefighters at the airport said they were "burning off" excess fuel that spilled at the airport, but it didn't pose an environmental threat.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that 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.

According to a report Earnhardt Jr., 44, was hospitalized and eventually discharged following the crash at Elizabethton Municipal Airport.

Kelley Earnhardt Miller sibling of Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt confirmed through a tweet that her brother and sister in law Amy and Isla 15-month girl were on board the plane. "Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation,".

Earnhardt Jr. and his family were in the area near Bristol Motor Speedway where he was expected to join the broadcast team to cover the race this weekend. The Earnhardt family is no stranger to tragedy. Earnhardt Sr. — one of the most renowned names in all of racing — died at the 2001 Daytona 500 in a crash. "Junior," as he is known, went on to win the Daytona 500 two times.

We hope that he could take this weekend off to be with his family."

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