NASCAR driver had a lucky day as he survived a plane crash that could have proved to be fatal
Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is a famed NASCAR driver met with a plane crash. He was travelling along with his wife in a private jet crash in east Tennessee. But thankfully, the family escaped any serious injury.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. escapes death in plane crash
Elizabethton Fire Chief, Barry Carrier, narrated the whole incident saying that Dale Earnhardt and his wife, Amy, were on the plane that crashed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Furthermore, the local police told that the plane ran off the runway upon landing. This incident took place at 3.38 pm.
Later, the retired NASCAR driver’s sister, Kelley, confirmed in a tweet that those who were on board are okay. “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 wrote.
Dale Earnhardt was miraculously saved and later spent a few hours at a hospital before he was released. The Federal Aviation Administration explained how the crash took place. They said that a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing. Furthermore, FAA confirmed that it received no report of any injuries.
There were two pilots and three passengers aboard the plane that crashed. But when the fire department arrived all the five people were out of the plane. The fiery fire burned for 20 minutes.