A small plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy ran off the runway and caught fire at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee on Thursday, Elizabethton fire chief Barry Carrier told reporters.
No one was killed in the crash, Carrier said. Earnhardt Jr. was transported to a hospital, said the Carter County Sheriff’s Office, which did not know the semi-retired NASCAR driver’s condition.
BREAKING: Elizabethton Fire Chief says Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife were on a plane that crashed this afternoon according to our CBS affiliate. https://t.co/LTcjE0d7i7
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Airport Manager Dan Cogan told WJHL that all passengers made it out of the plane. Video from the site shows the fire has been extinguished.
While Earnhardt Jr. no longer drives in NASCAR’s Cup Series, he’s scheduled to drive in the Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31.