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Dale Earnhardt Jr., and family involved in plane crash; not seriously injured

Earnhardt and family not seriously injured
Courtesy NewsChannel 9
Posted at 3:51 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 17:29:01-04

According to ABC News, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and his family were involved in a plane crash in Tennessee.

The local sheriff said that Earnhardt and his family were not seriously injured.

The Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, about 65 miles north of Asheville, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA is reporting that three people and two pilots were on board and not hurt. Earnhardt was the only person taken to a local hospital, according to local law enforcement. His injuries were described as cuts and abrasions.

Earnhardt's sister, Kelley, tweeted that "everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation."

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

Read ABC's story here.