#BREAKING A small jet carrying Dale Earnhardt Junior and his wife, crashed at the Elizabethton, TN Municipal Airport, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Investigators say all on board survived and there’s no word yet on what caused the incident. pic.twitter.com/bVMytXZFd4
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) August 15, 2019
Plane completely burnt up, but they got out and were taken to the hospital.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Emergency crews are responding to a plane crash at the Elizabethton Airport.
Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier says Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife were on the plane that crashed at the Elizabethton Airport this afternoon. They were not injured in the crash according to Carrier.
Airport Manager Dan Cogan says a private plane has run off the end of the runway and caught fire. He says all passengers are out of the plane.
His sister confirms they are safe. Isla is their daughter. Even the dog who was with them got out safely.
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