The NASCAR Legend Dale Earnhardt Jr, His Wife, And Little Daughter Are Hospitalized After Fiery Plane Crash, Dale's Sister Confirms
August 16, 2019 13:58 By Fabiosa
NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr, his wife Amy and their 1-year-old daughter Isla Rose survived a private plane crash in Tennessee and have been taken to the hospital for evaluation.
Authorities said the private plane owned by JR Motorsports in Mooresville rolled off the end of the runway around 3 p.m. after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. It then caught fire.
The airport is located about 15 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway, where there is a Xfinity race this weekend.
NBC Sports said Earnhardt was scheduled to work as an analyst for the race.
The Carter County Sheriff's Office said Earnhardt, his wife Amy and their child Isla were on board, along with two pilots and the family dog.
Luckily, Earnhardt's sister Kelley Earnhardt tweeted that everyone is safe.
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) 15 серпня 2019 р.
Hours later, Kelley Earnhardt tweeted saying:
"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."
A passerby took cellphone video moments after the crash, where black smoke can be seen billowing from the plane.
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People send their prayers to the family:
Many prayers!!!! 🙏🏻— Kristy Labonte (@KristyLabonte) 15 серпня 2019 р.
So happy everyone is okay. Gonna say lots of prayers for all of you guys!— Erin Blaney (@ErinBlaney) 15 серпня 2019 р.
The probable cause of the accident is still being investigated.
The most importnat thing is that no one was seriously hurt! Stay tuned for the latestes updates!