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New Video Shows Dale Earnhardt Jr., Family Escaping Plane After Crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy at a race.

DOVER, DE - OCTOBER 01: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, and his wife Amy, stand on the grid during the National Anthem prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Apache Warrior 400 presented by Lucas Oil at Dover International Speedway on October 1, 2017 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Facebook user who shot the video took down the post.

Another video shows the fireball surrounding the plane after everyone ran out.


On Thursday afternoon, the sporting world received what could have been heartbreaking news.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, and their one-year-old daughter, Isla Rose, were involved in a plane crash in Tennessee early Thursday afternoon. All three left the accident along with the two pilots and the family dog.

They were taken to the hospital, but thankfully everyone was okay.

Video of the plane after the accident showed the fuselage engulfed in flames. The entire back of the plane was reduced to scraps of metal just minutes after everyone aboard got off the plane.

A new video shows Earnhardt Jr. and his family leaving the plane not long before the fire erupts.

Dale's sister, Kelley, released a statement about the crash and the family's health.

"I can confirm Dale, Amy & Isla along with his two pilots were involved in a crash in Bristol TN this afternoon. Everyone is safe and has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We have no further information at this time. Thank you for your understanding," she said on Twitter.

It's a scary situation that could have easily turned into a nightmare. Earnhardt, his wife and their daughter were discharged from the hospital Thursday night.