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NTSB shares details on Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash | USA TODAY

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Friday that the plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family experienced a “hard landing, bounced, departed the runway and caught fire” on Thursday.


Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, and daughter, Isla, and two pilots survived the fiery plane crash at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee. The Cessna 680A Citation Latitude, a 10-seat plane owned by Earnhardt, ran off a 5,000-foot runway before going down a ditch and through a chain-link fence.

Earnhardt was taken to a local hospital for observation with no serious injuries. He has since been discharged.

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