Dale Earnhardt Jr. Feels 'Truly Blessed' After His Family Survives Plane Crash

Investigators reveal cause of Earnhardt plane crash

Investigators reveal cause of Earnhardt plane crash

NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family and two pilots walk away from a runway crash in Elizabethton, Tennessee; Steve Harrigan reports from Elizabethton Municipal Airport.

Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, two pilots and the family dog.

In his statement, Earnhardt thanked his pilots, law enforcement, medical personnel and hospital staff for their quick response in the wake of the accident.

Earnhardt Jr. tweeted on Monday, writing, "Amy and I want to thank everyone who has lifted us up with phone calls, messages and prayer since last Thursday".

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While people are dying to know what could've caused the private jet to burst into flames, Dale says that he will "not be speculating or discussing the cause of the accident", since it is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

It was a show of appreciation for the officers and firefighters who responded to a fiery hard landing Thursday at Tennessee's Elizabethton Municipal Airport. All aboard the plane escaped without serious injury. "It has been important to do that together and on our own time", he concluded.

According to the FAA, the plane rolled off the end of a runway after landing. Hicks said everyone aboard was able to evacuate through aircraft doors.

Earnhardt was scheduled to be a part of the NASCAR on NBC broadcast of Saturday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, but he was given the weekend off by NBC officials following the crash.

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