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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Plane Crashes

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife have escaped a fiery plane crash in Tennessee.

The harrowing incident occurred Thursday afternoon when a private plane carrying the famed NASCAR driver and his wife, Amy, skidded off the runway upon landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, officials say. Although the plane, a Cessna Citation, immediately burst into flames, “everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation,” says Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley.

A rep for the Elizabethton Fire Department says two pilots and a third passenger were also on board.

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