Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family are ok after their private jet crashed and caught fire this afternoon shortly after taking off.
The Carter County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s plane crashed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Earnhardt Jr. has been transported to the hospital. The department also says Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy Reimann was also on board. The Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier says everyone survived the crash and none of the injuries were serious.
Thankfully Dale, his wife, and his daughter suffered no significant injuries because footage of the plane wreckage is pretty harrowing.