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.
NEW: Video shows thick, black smoke rising from the site of a small plane crash that was carrying Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his family. Everyone on board, including Earnhardt, escaped the wreck, said the local sheriff. https://t.co/2nqljR6C5C pic.twitter.com/noizctpZVk
— ABC News (@ABC) August 15, 2019
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.
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.