Dale and his family, along with two pilots on board the plane, made it out of the plane safely. The plane caught fire but all three managed to walk away from the crash and were transported to a nearby hospital, according to the Carter County Sheriff's Office.
Those aboard suffered cuts and abrasions, and Earnhardt was "conscious and talking", Lunceford told reporters. She tweeted: "Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation". The authorities said they were investigating the cause of the crash.
The plane crashed into a fence, the chief said.
The private plane reportedly rolled off the runway at the Elizabethton Airport and caught fire after landing.
Luckily, the 15-time Most Popular Driver award victor and the remaining passengers walked away without injuries from the fiery crash. "Exactly how high it went, we're going to be using our flight data information that we have from the avionics to tell us that, but we can't tell exactly from the video right now".
The retired NASCAR driver ended up at the hospital where remarkably he was released with minor injuries.
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The torn fencing wrapped itself around the plane's fuselage as it came to a stop just alongside Tennessee Highway 91.
Earnhardt was part of Rick Hendrick's racing team in 2011 when Hendrick broke a rib and a collarbone while on a small jet that lost its brakes and crash landed in an airport at Key West, Fla.
The plane appeared to bounce twice before it exited the runway.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Ralph Hicks said the Cessna Citation Latitude had left Statesville, North Carolina, about 20 minutes before the crash at 3:40 p.m. Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, two pilots and a dog.
"We want to reiterate our appreciation to the NASCAR community, first responders, medical staff, and race fans everywhere for the overwhelming support in the last 24 hours", said Earnhardt Miller.