Dale Earnhardt Jr. survives plane crash at small Tennessee airport, officials say

(CNN) Dale Earnhardt Jr, famed NASCAR driver and auto racing analyst, and his wife were involved in a private jet crash in eastern Tennessee and were uninjured, officials said Thursday.

Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier said that Earnhardt and his wife, Amy, were on the plane that crashed at Elizabethton Airport.
The driver’s sister, Kelley, tweeted that those on board were OK.

“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,”
The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing. It said it received no reports of injuries.
The FAA said two pilots and three passengers were aboard.
The plane’s tail number was N8JR, the FAA said.
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