NASCAR Driver Earnhardt Jr., Wife OK After Plane Crash

(Elizabethton, TN-AP) — NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family are okay after surviving an East Tennessee plane crash.

Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier says everyone on board was very lucky to have escaped virtually unharmed when their plane rolled off the end of the runway today.

He said the plane burst into flames immediately after it came off the runway. Carrier says things could’ve been much worse.

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