The plane that carried Dale Earnhardt Jr. skilled a laborious landing and bounced ensuing in a Thursday rupture, in line with a file from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Accident and Incident Survey states the plane left the runway and caught fireplace after the landing on the halt of a runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Earnhardt Jr., his wife, daughter, two pilots and a dog were on the plane when the rupture befell about 2:forty p.m. Thursday, in line with stories. No injuries were reported.

At a briefing on the rupture Thursday afternoon in Elizabethton, Nationwide Transportation Safety Board lead investigator Ralph Hicks acknowledged the plane looked to absorb bounced twice on the four,500-foot runway.


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The flight became as soon as brief, about 20 minutes from Statesville, North Carolina, Hicks acknowledged.

The plane landed on its ethical landing equipment, which collapsed, in line with Hicks. The plane went thru a fence and landed about 1,000 toes beyond the halt of runway, Hicks acknowledged.

Climate became as soon as described as factual with calm winds, Hicks acknowledged.

Investigators absorb spoken with the pilots, whose knowledge is per video, Hicks acknowledged.

The NTSB will discover at all systems “methodically,” that will consist of evaluation of a direct recorder, Hicks acknowledged.

A preliminary file is expected in about seven days.

Earnhardt went to a local smartly being facility after the rupture for observation and became as soon as discharged later Thursday, in line with stories.

The plane became as soon as registered below the code N8JR to JRM Air LLC in Mooresville, North Carolina, the build Earnhardt’s creep group, JR Motorsports, depends mostly.

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