Dale Earnhardt Jr., Wife Amy and Young Daughter Taken to the Hospital After Fiery Plane Crash but 'Everyone Is Safe'
Dale’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt, with whom he runs his racing business, tweeted Thursday that the three and two pilots were involved in the crash on Thursday afternoon.
“Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation,” Kelley wrote. “We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding.”
The crash reportedly occurred at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton.
An Elizabethton Fire Department official told PEOPLE that Amy, 37, and Dale, 44, were transported to the hospital out of an abundance of caution and without serious injuries.
Local station WJHL reported that Dale suffered abrasions and cuts when his plane ran off the runway and caught fire about 3:40 p.m.
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Photos from the scene show the aircraft burning and billowing smoke at the airport.
Other racing celebrities soon shared well wishes.
• With reporting by HARRIET SOKMENSUER