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Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and family escape fiery plane crash

Aug 15, 2019, 3:05 PM
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FILE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is introduced prior to the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and his entire family have escaped a fiery plane crash with only minor injuries.

Family members say the driver and his wife were on board with one child and the family dog, and two pilots, when the plane rolled off the end of the runway after landing in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

The Carter County sheriff confirmed everyone made it off the plane, and Earnhardt was the only person on board to be hospitalized with what’s being described as “cuts and abrasions.”

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. Currently, there is no word on what caused the crash.

This story will be updated.

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