Smoke billowed from the former NASCAR driver’s Cessna 680 business jet after the accident at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport. USA TODAY
Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family and two pilots at the end of a runway at Elizabethon Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Here’s what we know about the crash.
Plane plowed through fence and caught fire
The small plane crashed near the end of the runway, plowed through a fence and caught fire, Elizabethton Fire Chief Barry Carrier said.
Earnhardt, his wife and daughter, two pilots and a dog quickly rushed out of the plane and away from the scene as authorities arrived, Carrier said. Fencing was wrapped