Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife survive plane crash in Tennessee
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy survived a small plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Earnhardt Jr. was hospitalized following the crash at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, the Carter County Sheriff’s Office said, CBS affiliate WJHL-TV reported.
The Cessna Citation rolled off the end of Runway 24 and caught fire after landing at the airport at 3:40 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Videos on social media showed a large plume of smoke and the jet on its side.
A reporter with WJHL-TV tweeted video from the scene and said a “portion of the plane” was still on fire in the water.
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The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.