Dale Earnhardt Jr. his wife, Amy and their young daughter Isla, have been rushed to the hospital following a fiery plane crash. People magazine is reporting the Earnhardt family is thankfully fine, but the crash has them shaken to their core.
On Thursday, the plane the racecar driver and his family were flying in caught fire after landing at the Elizabethton Tennessee Municipal Airport. Not long after news of the crash broke, Kelley Earnhardt Miller Twitter to let fans know the family and pilots of the plane were safe. Kelley is Dale’s sister and racing business, partner.
“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,” she Tweeted.
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The FAA released a statement explaining the plane rolled off the runway and caught fire. Elizabethton Fire Department arrived on the scene within minutes to transport, Dale, Amy, and Isla to the Johnson City Medical Center to be checked out.
A spokesperson for the fire department shared the Earnhardt family had some cuts and abrasions but that is it. Thankfully though there were no serious injuries to Dale, Amy, Isla or the two pilots also on the Cessna Citation, which is owned by the former NASCAR pro driver.
Photos and videos from the crash scene featuring a blackened aircraft, surrounded by billowing smoke have started to pop up on social media. Well-wishes for the Earnhardt family have also begun to pour in, with people expressing their gratitude no one was injured.
“Thank god our friends are ok,” wrote Clint Bowyer
“So glad they’re safe,” Tweeted Alex Bowman
“Thank you for the update. My heart stopped when I heard about the crash. Sending them prayers and love!!” expressed Jules Morgan.
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Love spending time with Isla after a weekend at the races. She enjoyed giving Tillie some carrots
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. his wife Amy and their precious daughter Isla were involved in a plane crash today. Their private plane ran off the runway and caught on fire.
The family has been released from the hospital with only minor scrapes and bruising. TMZ has revealed an investigation is already underway into what went wrong with the plane. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to determine a cause for the crash.
Dale has not spoken out yet regarding the fiery crash. He is reportedly at home with his with and daughter now recovering from the shocking events of the day.