Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter survive fiery plane crash in Tennessee

IMAGE: Amy Reimann and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Amy Reimann, left, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. arrive at the NASCAR auto racing awards ceremony in November in Las Vegas.Isaac Brekken / AP file

NASCAR champ Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and their 1-year-old daughter were transported to a hospital after their private plane crashed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee on Thursday.

“Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation,” Earnhardt’s sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller said.

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC affiliate WCYB of Bristol that the family and two pilots were on a plane that crashed at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing around 3:40 p.m.

Kelley Earnhardt Miller confirmed on Twitter that her brother, his wife, Amy Reimann, and their 1-year-old daughter, Isla, were on board.

“Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation,” said Earnhardt Miller, a co-owner of Earnhardt’s racing team, JR Motorsports. “We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding.”

The entire family has since been discharged from the hospital, according to NBC Sports, where Earnhardt works as a NASCAR analyst and commentator.

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