FAA releases preliminary report following Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – An initial report released by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed more about a plane crash involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family.

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The description in that FAA report reads, “Aircraft experienced hard landing, bounced, departed runway, and caught fire.”

NTSB officials arrived in Elizabethton Friday morning to investigate the crash.

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