Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced at least twice before 'coming down hard' in fiery crash: NTSB

ABC NewsNASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane bounced at least twice before "coming down hard" on the right main landing gear resulting in Thursday's fiery crash, officials said Friday. Earnhardt, his wife and their 1-year-old daughter were on board with two pilots ...

August 16th 2019


FAA shares details from Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash: Hard landing before catching fire

USA TODAYThe 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, ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets a break from the broadcast booth after surviving a plane crash

CNN(CNN) Having just survived a plane crash in Tennessee, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be excused from participating in the broadcast of Saturday's NASCAR Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway, NBC Sports says. Earnhardt, the famed former NASCAR driver and ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss NBC broadcasting gig after family survives fiery crash landing

Fox NewsThe plane involved in the crash is registered to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race team, JR Motorsports. The former driver of car No. 88 is expected to return to the broadcast booth Labor Day weekend -- when NASCAR's premier series returns to Darlington, S.C. for ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. hospitalized after his private plane crashes at Tennessee airport

USA TODAYDale Earnhardt Jr.'s private plane crashed Thursday at a Tennessee airport, and the former NASCAR driver was transported to an area hospital, a spokesperson for the Carter County Sheriff's Department told USA TODAY Sports. "Based on initial reports, ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Family Are 'Safe' After Plane Crash

The New York TimesELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., the retired NASCAR star, is safe and in a hospital for evaluation after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, his sister said on Twitter. Earnhardt's sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that Earnhardt; his wife, Amy ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. survives plane crash at small Tennessee airport, officials say

CNN(CNN) Dale Earnhardt Jr., famed NASCAR driver, and his wife were involved in a private jet crash in east Tennessee and escaped serious injury, officials said Thursday. Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier told CNN affiliate WJHL that Earnhardt and his wife, ...

August 16th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee

NBCNews.comEarnhardt Jr. announced in 2017 he'd step away from full-time racing. The third-generation driver followed in the footsteps of his father Dale Earnhardt Sr., a seven-time Cup champion, and his grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt, the 1956 NASCAR Sportsman ...

August 15th 2019


Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive plane crash in Tennessee

CBS NewsDale Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy and baby daughter survived a small plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Earnhardt Jr. was hospitalized following the crash at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, the Carter County Sheriff's Office said, ...

August 15th 2019