News : Dale Earnhardt Junior crashed: plane crash! US racer (44) survives tragedy with wife and baby


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Dale Earnhardt Junior crashed: plane crash! US racer (44) survives tragedy with wife and baby


A plane crashed with US racing driver Dale Earnhardt Junior on board in Tennessee. The 44-year-old, his wife Amy, their daughter Isla (15 months) and the two pilots are safe, wrote the sister of the motor sportsman, Kelley Earnhardt, on Twitter on Thursday. Everyone was taken to the hospital.

Plane crash! US racing driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashed

The local station WCYB quoted a representative of the fire brigade as saying that all the people on board survived the crash and nobody was seriously injured. The station ESPN reported that Earnhardt had told a reporter by text message that he and his family were fine. The crash occurred at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. On pictures was a small plane from which flames and thick smoke struck.

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Father of Dale Earnhardt Junior died at "Daytona 500" race

According to ESPN, Dale Earnhardt Junior was scheduled to race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on August 31st. The 44-year-old is the son of racing driver Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 after a crash in the concrete wall following a serious head injury at the infamous "Daytona 500" race.

Video on Twitter shows plane after crash of Dale Earnhardt Junior

A little later, videos were shared on Twitter showing the burning airplane wreckage. According to eyewitnesses, the motorsport star and his family climbed out of the already flaming machine on time.

Broadcaster NBC, for which Earnhardt is a TV expert, said after the disaster: "We are incredibly grateful that everyone is safe after the accident and after they were released from the hospital, we talked to Dale and the team We all agreed that he should take the weekend off to spend time with his family. "

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