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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Family Hospitalized after Plane Crash - UPDATED Post #41

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TC McQuade, Aug 15, 2019 at 7:08 PM.

  1. TC McQuade

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hospitalized after Plane Crash

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    NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter were hospitalized after a small plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday, his sister said.

    “I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding,” Kelley Earnhardt wrote in a tweet. Amy is Dale's wife, and Isla is their 1-year-old daughter.


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    Kelley Earnhardt @EarnhardtKelley


    I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding.



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  2. boilermaker

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    Wow, that ain't exactly a turbo prop model.
     
  3. Greg

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    Was Danica the pilot ?
     
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    Hopefully no serious injuries
     
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    Did the plane hit the wall?
    Too soon?
     
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    Guess he must have dirt on Clinton too.
     
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  8. Greg

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    No,everybody is ok..That's why I made the Danica joke.
     
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    Hope they caught Gus, and nothing happened to him. (His pup).
     
  10. appraiser

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    The dog was on board and was uninjured.

    a 4 year old C680A, there are a couple of pilots who are going to have a whole lot of explaining to do.
     
  11. clampett

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    Was the crash near an airport or did they try to land on the highway?
     
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    NTSB report: racing another plane on the taxiway and rubbed.
     
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    2 laps to go and they lost the gamble on a fuel stop.
     
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    Reno is weeks away...
    Www.airrace.org
     
  15. TC McQuade

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    NBC says the plane rolled off the runway.

    They have been released from the hospital.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr., family ‘safe’ after plane goes off runway, catches fire

    The FAA statement read: “A Cessna Citation rolled off the end of Runway 24 and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Tennessee at 3:40 p.m. today. Preliminary indication is that two pilots and three passengers were aboard. Local officials will release their names and conditions. The aircraft registration is N8JR, look up the owner at FAA.gov. The FAA will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident.”
     
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    There's some crazy air in these hills. A strip not far from here you have to study and take a test to be allowed to land/take off there.
    Glad it looks like everyone is gonna be ok.
     
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    That video you linked to shows Dale JR, his wife, child, and dog leave the plane at :40 you see them walk away from the plane Amy first with their dog then Dale JR with someone carrying their baby then at 1:00 you see Dale JR collapse it's just good to see that they survived and appear to be OK.
     
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    Aw, that’s just rubbin’.

    And rubbin’s racin’.
     
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    People, your jokes are lame - the plane was obviously banking left and got caught in a draft causing it to go hard right...

    Jokes are only OK because there were no fatalities - I'd rather see careers ended than lives.
     
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    Runway overrun. Silly way to ruin your flying career.

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    E-town airport has nearby hills and low mountains but it’s not terrible. Huntington WV is not too far away (We Are Marshall) and is a complete nightmare. Worst approach and most frightening landing in my life was there, and I grew up with a pilot dad, flew myself, and now travel all over the planet. Very f-ed up place to have an airport.

    Glad it wasn’t a catastrophe for Jr. and his family.
     
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    Saw last night that the plane didn't touch down till at least halfway down the runway.
    Ran out of room to stop apparently.
    I think the pilot might be filling out unemployment forms today.
    Glad they all managed to walk out of that .
     
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    Dale Sr was watching over them.
     
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    It was reported that the pilots are looking for a new sponsor...
     
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    ..and to think that he just retired from racing because he was getting into
    Too many crashes!
    I just read his book, and he was suffering from concussions all the time
     
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    Was the book a decent read?
     
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    There’s a picture of the perimeter fence wrapping around the fuselage when it blew through the fence. With the emergency exit on the right side of the fuselage and the way the airplane came to rest on its left side, it would have been a disaster if both egress options were blocked.
     
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    We don't know that. Maybe the pilots screwed up. Maybe they made the best of a bad situation.
     
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    That's the problem with them short-tracks and fast vehicles.
     

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