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Dale Earnhardt Jnr survives plane crash

Daniel Herrero

Friday 16th August, 2019 - 9:19am

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The crash scene pic: Dale Campbell via Ricky Matthews Twitter

Dale Earnhardt Jnr, wife Amy, and his one-year-old daughter have survived a fiery plane crash while he was on his way to commentate this weekend’s NASCAR race.

Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley, advised in a tweet that all five, including the two pilots, escaped serious injury in the incident.

According to WCYB News 5, Earnhardt Jnr was released from the Johnson City Medical Center a short time ago.

A statement from the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration read, in part: “A Cessna Citation rolled off the end of Runway 24 and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee at 3:40 p.m. today.”

The aeroplane in question is in fact registered to Earnhardt Jnr, who took up a role as a commentator with NBC Sports last year after retiring from the NASCAR Cup Series.

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