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Dale Earnhardt Jr. on plane that crashed in Elizabethton, Tennessee; is OK

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and their child were on a plane that crashed in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, according to Mike Davis, with JR Motorsports. Davis said the Earnhardts were not seriously injured. The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing. The plane’s tail number was N8JR. Davis said the Earnhardt family and the two pilots on board are expected to be OK. The retired driver’s sister, Kelley, tweeted, “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.”
Earnhardt Jr. spent a few hours at a hospital before he was released, CNN reported. Davis tweeted Friday night saying, “I know I speak for everyone here in saying we are so grateful for the outpouring of concern and support. Everyone is doing well enough. Lots of hugs. Lots of prayers to the Good Lord.”

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