Dale Earnhardt Jr., family survive plane crash at Tennessee airport

The NASCAR legend's private jet was landing in Elizabethton when it rolled off the end of the runway and burst into flames, but everyone onboard, including his wife and daughter, were safe.
2:08 | 08/16/19

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Transcript for Dale Earnhardt Jr., family survive plane crash at Tennessee airport
We begin with the fiery jet crash, a close call for NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was on board with his family. The jet attempting to land in elizabethton, Tennessee, going off the runway and erupting into flames. Firefighters rushed to the scene alongside a highway there. Earnhardt Jr. Telling our colleagues at ESPN, he and his family, their baby daughter are all okay. ABC's David Kerley leading us Reporter: Seconds after the crash -- There's a baby in there. Reporter: -- Those on board are fleeing the burning jet. Yeah, a dude just pulled a baby out of there. It's a private jet. Reporter: It was a baby, the baby of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and his wife, Amy. The family was on board with two pilots. The Cessna citation was landing in elizabethon, Tennessee, when something went wrong. The jet rolling off the end of the runway. Video showing that behind the wreckage, something is burning on the runway. When firefighters arrive, much of the ten-seat aircraft is on fire. Earnhardt's sister tweeted that "Everyone is safe." The family, including baby Isla, were taken to the hospital for evaluation. Earnhardt Jr. Is a third generation NASCAR driver, one of the most popular ever, with 26 wins, now retired and working NASCAR TV broadcasts. The jet belongs to Earnhardt, Jr., registered to his north carolina-based company. This flight starting in statesville, North Carolina. Seven minutes before the crash, Earnhardt, Jr., apparently tweeted another driver and air traffic control appears to show normal conditions as the jet was preparing to land. All right, so let's get right to David Kerley who covers aviation for us. You learned more about what might have happened upon landing? Reporter: I just talked to the mayor who spoke to an airline or airport worker who saw the plane come down half way down the runway, which would suggest it was long and didn't have enough runway to stop. He's looking at the damaged aircraft burned out shell at this point and is amazed that everybody survived with just some cuts and bruises. David? He with are all grateful for that. David Kerley, leading us off tonight, thank you.

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