Plane crash involving NASCAR
driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
15 August 2019, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family were in an aircraft that crashed while attempting to land at the Elizabethton, TN airport. The aircraft overran the runway after landing and struck a fence before breaking up and catching fire. All the occupants, including Earnhardt, his wife, his one-year-old daughter, the pilot, and one other passenger escaped serious injury.
The accident aircraft, a Cessna Citation Latitude, registration number N8JR, is business jet model that was certified in 2015. According to the FAA, the accident aircraft was manufactured in the same year and owned by JRM Air, LLC of Mooresville, NC. This was the first serious accident involving this particular model of the Cessna Citation.
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