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    Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt survives plane crash

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49366222

    Nobody was seriously hurt.

    A retired racing driver and his family have survived a plane crash in the US state of Tennessee.

    Former Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, his wife and daughter escaped without serious injury, officials said.

    The plane ran off the runaway and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport at 15:40 local time (19:40 GMT) on Thursday.

    Two pilots were flying the plane, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said.



    Video from the airport shows firefighters attempting to quell a blaze ripping through the plane, a Cessna Citation, as black smoke billows into the air.

    In a tweet, Mr Earnhardt's sister said everyone on board the plane was safe.

    Mr Earnhardt, 44, was the only passenger taken to hospital, where he was treated for minor cuts and abrasions, ABC News reported.

    The FAA and The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have launched an investigation into the crash.

    Mr Earnhardt, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, retired from racing in 2017. He is now a Nascar commentator for NBC Sports.



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    I heard from someone close to the story that Earnhardt had to take over for the pilot, and when the traffic controller told him to turn right, he froze....

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    Quote Originally Posted by buck000 View Post
    I heard from someone close to the story that Earnhardt had to take over for the pilot, and when the traffic controller told him to turn right, he froze....

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    Quote Originally Posted by buck000 View Post
    I heard from someone close to the story that Earnhardt had to take over for the pilot, and when the traffic controller told him to turn right, he froze....
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    Why the $#@! are people filming the crash? Go over there and help the people that survived.
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