ELIZABETHTON, TN (WKOW) — A Cessna Citation business jet rolled off the end of a runway Thursday afternoon while landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee.
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.
— Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) August 15, 2019
Racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and child, along with two pilots and the family dog were aboard, according to Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford.
Earnhardt Jr. was taken to Johnson City Medical Center where he was conscious and talking.
There were no serious injuries, just cuts and abrasions, according to the sheriff.
The FAA said the 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. Thursday.
Some pictures from the crash scene. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s plane crashes at Elizabethton Airport this afternoon. SR 91 is closed in this area. pic.twitter.com/jQiUhBjdDQ
— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) August 15, 2019