Former NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Family 'Safe' After Plane Crash
Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, his wife Amy, and their young daughter Isla were taken to a local hospital after the plane they were on crash-landed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee on Thursday, August 15.
Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt, tweeted: “I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon.
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.” Scott Reis, who posted the video of the crash to Facebook, could be heard saying the plane was a “private jet” and he saw someone carrying a baby and a dog out of the wreckage.
Reis was near the plane when emergency crews arrived.
Isla, Earnhardt’s daughter, was born on April 30, 2018.
Earnhard Jr, described by The Tennessean as a NASCAR legend, is the son of Dale Earnhardt, who died in a crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001.
Earnhardt Jr retired in 2017, and is now a race broadcaster.
Credit: Scott Reis via Storyful