Moment NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. is treated by paramedics after he, his wife, their one-year-old daughter and their dog escaped a plane crash in Tennessee when his private jet rolled off the runway on landing and burst into flames
A private plane with NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family left the runway on Thursday and were set on fire in Tennessee.
Amy, Earnhardt’s wife, her one-year-old daughter Isla, and the Gus family dog were also on the small plane.
The plane, registered by Earnhardt’s JR Motorsports, crashed Thursday afternoon at 3:40 pm at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Carter County.
According to Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier, no one was killed in the accident. All aboard were able to get out alive from the plane and videos of the scene show that the fire has since been extinguished.
A private plane carrying NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and one-year-old daughter Isla (all pictured together ran off the runway and caught fire in Tennessee on Thursday
The entire family has survived the crash, along with the the two pilots. Pictured is the small plane ablaze
These photos show Earnhardt on the grass being treated after the fiery crash. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries
The plane ran off the runway and caught fire at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee
Pictures from the scene show the 10-seat, twin-engine Cessna Citation Latitude in a fiery wreck at the end of the small airport’s runway
Dale’s sister Kelley Earnhardt confirmed that the family and pilots were safe
Earnhardt Jr., 44, was taken to the hospital to treat minor injuries.
Amy and little Isla were also taken away by paramedics, but the seriousness of their complaints is not yet known.
The two pilots of the plane also fled and we do not think they were seriously injured.
The video captured by the scene shows Earnhardt Jr. as the first speaker lying in the grass and trying to put a splint around his neck.
He seems to be conscious and communicative throughout the interaction.
Images from the scene show the 10-seat twin-engine Cessna Citation Latitude in a burning wreck at the end of the airport runway.
Also aboard the small aircraft was Earnhardt’s wife, 1-year-old daughter Isla, and the family’s dog
Video and pictures from the scene shows the fire has since been extinguished
The charred remains of the plane are seen above on the grassy field at the Tennessee airport
“I can confirm that Dale, Amy & Isla and her two pilots were involved in an accident this afternoon at Bristol TN,” said Kelley Earnhardt, Dale’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt, in a statement.
“Everyone is safe and taken to the hospital for further investigation and we have no further information at this time.” Thank you for your understanding.
Large plumes of smoke can be seen from the road near the airport where the crash occurred
The exact cause of the accident is not known, but the National Transportation Safety Board has stated that an investigation is under way. ,
The 44-year-old has won the DAytona 500 twice and retired in 2017 as a full-time NASCAR driver.
Since then, he has worked as a sports analyst for NBC.