Report: Earnhardt Jr., wife OK after Elizabethton plane crash

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4:10 PM UPDATE:

(WKRN) – Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier says Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife were on the plane that crashed at the Elizabethton Airport this afternoon.

They were not injured in the crash according to Carrier.

LIVE picture from Elizabethton where a plane crash is being investigated at the airport. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife were on the plane but they are okay. STORY: http://bit.ly/2YZsrov

Posted by WKRN-TV Nashville on Thursday, August 15, 2019

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Emergency crews are responding to a plane crash at the Elizabethton Airport.

Airport Manager Dan Cogan says a private plane has run off the end of the runway and caught fire. He says all passengers are out of the plane.

Highway 91 at Industrial Drive is closed according to Carter County dispatch.

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(This story was originally published on August 15, 2019)

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