ELIZABETHTON, TN (WSMV) - A plane crashed at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon and caught fire.

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According to WCYB news, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy Reimann were on board the plane, as well as the family's dog.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AXALTA Chevrolet, and his wife Amy during pre-race ceremonies for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 19, 2017 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

WCYB's Kristen Quirion reporting from the scene says Dale Jr. was transported to an area hospital. He has since been released from Johnson City Medical Center and left via police escort. 

Quirion spoke to the Carter County Sheriff, who reports that everyone, including the dog, survived the crash, and none of the injuries were serious.

Kelley Earnhard, Dale's sister, also tweeted that Dale, his wife Amy, and their daughter Isla, as well as two pilots, were all safe, and taken to an area hospital for evaluation. 

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Highway 91 in Stony Creek was closed while investigators examined the wreckage.

Just after 5 p.m. Thursday, the Twitter account of the National Transportation Safety Board reported they were dispatching an investigation team to Tennessee.

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