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Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 pm

A jet carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr, his wife and possibly one of his children overran the runway at Elizabethton, TN, and caught fire. Apparently everyone onboard made it out of the aircraft.

https://myfox8.com/2019/08/15/dale-earn ... see-is-ok/
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:07 pm

This Cessna Citation is his typical plane apparently, but unsure if it was the aircraft involved.

https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N8JR
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:28 pm

Surprised he wasn't on N138DE, that lovely ERJ. At any rate, glad to hear everyone is ok. Interesting aviation day we are having today.
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:51 pm

NBCSN reported a FAA statement that it was the Citation with no injuries. Dale, his wife, daughter and the two pilots OK. Dale did go to the hospital to get further checked out.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:52 pm

Confirmed as N8JR, his Latitude.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:54 pm

SilverwingSpttr wrote:
Surprised he wasn't on N138DE, that lovely ERJ. At any rate, glad to hear everyone is ok. Interesting aviation day we are having today.


N138DE is not owned by JR Motorsports. I think Ganassi Racing who merged Dale Earnhardt INC Racing back in 2008 currently operates that aircraft. It's registered to Champion Air LLC.
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:02 pm

maxholstemh1521 wrote:
SilverwingSpttr wrote:
Surprised he wasn't on N138DE, that lovely ERJ. At any rate, glad to hear everyone is ok. Interesting aviation day we are having today.


N138DE is not owned by JR Motorsports. I think Ganassi Racing who merged Dale Earnhardt INC Racing back in 2008 currently operates that aircraft. It's registered to Champion Air LLC.


Correct. That one, along with the others (I think they're N3DE and N500DE), are used to transport the crews to/from races.

If anyone likes useless trivia, all three regs have racing references in them: 3 was Dale Earnhardt's number, 1, 3, and 8 were Dale's number plus the first two cars he owned, and 500 miles in some races.
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:04 pm

What was the departure airport?? I watched a video showing a plane landing with a cockpit view on Runway 24 there and it seems there is a needlessly long displaced threshold.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:09 pm

MainRunway wrote:
What was the departure airport?


Most likely it was KSVH, Statesville, NC.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 pm

Good lord, how many NASCAR-related crashes have there been?
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:44 pm

KCaviator wrote:
Good lord, how many NASCAR-related crashes have there been?


Too many! Driving race cars or being associated with race cars does not a flight operation make. Rousch Racing has had a couple, as has Hendricks and NASCAR, itself.

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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 pm

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What was the departure airport?? I watched a video showing a plane landing with a cockpit view on Runway 24 there and it seems there is a needlessly long displaced threshold.


There’s trees penetrating the OIS plane on 24 hence the displacement, the 20:1 plane, I think. The runway is 70’ wide, which, IMO, is too narrow for a Part 25 aircraft. There’s no rule, but certification standards imply 75’ is the minimum and many authorities require 98’ or greater for a plane of a Latitude’s span and wheel tread.

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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:14 am

https://flightaware.com/resources/airpo ... /RNAV+(GPS)+RWY+06/pdf

Elizabethton Muni (0A9) is a pretty tough little airport. It's uncontrolled, so no live, up-to-date weather reports. There is only one non-precision instrument approach (RWY 06 RNAV). The airport is surrounded by high ground and the missed approach course requires a sharp right turn to avoid the nearby mountains. The runway is only 4,529 Ft. x 70 Ft. and is really marginal for a jet, especially the mid-sized Citation Latitude.

It is likely that the accident flight was attempting a down-wind, or cross-wind landing to RWY 06, which would have cut the margin for error down substantially. They were very lucky that they survived this crash.

Here's some info from Airnav.com on the runway at 0A9

Dimensions: 4529 x 70 ft. / 1380 x 21 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 25.0
Runway edge lights: low intensity
RY 06/24 NSTD LIRL AVBL BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY; CALL 423-543-2801.
RUNWAY 6 RUNWAY 24
Latitude: 36-22.072797N 36-22.472457N
Longitude: 082-10.793828W 082-10.014487W
Elevation: 1555.8 ft. 1592.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: right left
Displaced threshold: 97 ft. 429 ft.
Markings: basic, in fair condition basic, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-box SAVASI on left (3.75 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes no
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights

Obstructions: 106 ft. trees, 1535 ft. from runway, 174 ft. right of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear 219 ft. trees, 4061 ft. from runway, 332 ft. right of centerline, 17:1 slope to clear

RWY 06 APPROACH SLOPE 27:1 TO DSPLCD THLD.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:24 am

Except that everyone is ignoring the NOTAM issued last year, where the runway was expanded to 5010x75ft.
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:31 am

They landed on 24 and crashed through the airport barrier fence off the 06 end and ended up on the shoulder of the 4 lane highway.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 am

Glad he and his family is ok. Those pictures startled me.
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:30 am

Weather shouldn’t be an issue. Airport has an AWOS and all the afternoon’s observations are scattered cloud, 9 mile or better visibility and light winds, mostly variable at less than 5 knots. One report is they touched down halfway down the runway—not good. Awaiting the FDR and CVR data sometime next year.

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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:46 am

I'm a passionate NASCAR fan (hell, I live in Kannapolis.. come on.. ) and my heart dropped when I got the notification that another NASCAR affiliated aircraft crashed in that area. I'm so, so very happy everyone is ok.

A brief history of that area:
Alan Kulwicki died when his plane crashed while approaching TRI.
Hendrick Motorsports lost a plane with a lot of staff and family members while trying to land at Martinsville (~150 miles away)
And now today Earnhardts plane crashes.

Dale actually ended up at the track a couple hours later... dude survives a plane crash and then goes to the track. Boy's an Earnhardt.
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:39 am

Thats why Dale should fly Commercial, Statistically safer. :) Glad Jr and fam is Ok, i say his name Multiple times a Day.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:47 am

Narfish641 wrote:
Glad he and his family is ok. Those pictures startled me.


The plane Burned for a while, when it first crashed im sure it did not look so bad, they escaped well before it consumed them.
 
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:53 pm

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Thats why Dale should fly Commercial, Statistically safer. :) Glad Jr and fam is Ok, i say his name Multiple times a Day.


Try to fly to Elizabethton or Bristol commercially. Privately operated bizjets, not charter, have a fine safety record, but do face lots more risks that require consideration. Operations, not pilots or planes, are safe or hazardous. Land in the first 1,000 feet and no one would have heard about this because it wouldn’t have happened.

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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:15 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
KCaviator wrote:
Good lord, how many NASCAR-related crashes have there been?


Too many! Driving race cars or being associated with race cars does not a flight operation make. Rousch Racing has had a couple, as has Hendricks and NASCAR, itself.

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IIRC... the worst crash was the Hendrick Motorsports plane that crashed near Martinsville, VA back in '04 I believe.

10 people died in that crash, including Rick Hendrick's son and brother along with senior members of the company.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:25 pm

MGC1191 wrote:
I'm a passionate NASCAR fan (hell, I live in Kannapolis.. come on.. ) and my heart dropped when I got the notification that another NASCAR affiliated aircraft crashed in that area. I'm so, so very happy everyone is ok.

A brief history of that area:
Alan Kulwicki died when his plane crashed while approaching TRI.
Hendrick Motorsports lost a plane with a lot of staff and family members while trying to land at Martinsville (~150 miles away)
And now today Earnhardts plane crashes.

Dale actually ended up at the track a couple hours later... dude survives a plane crash and then goes to the track. Boy's an Earnhardt.


Let's not forget Davey Allison in 2993 who crashed and subsequently died trying to land his Bell helicopter.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:30 pm

Weird thing about the racing and aviation connection (Crash) it also applied to airlines Lauda and Kallita.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:55 pm

Graham Hill crashed his Piper Aztec in the old days.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:41 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
TheKennady2 wrote:
Thats why Dale should fly Commercial, Statistically safer. :) Glad Jr and fam is Ok, i say his name Multiple times a Day.


Try to fly to Elizabethton or Bristol commercially. Privately operated bizjets, not charter, have a fine safety record, but do face lots more risks that require consideration. Operations, not pilots or planes, are safe or hazardous. Land in the first 1,000 feet and no one would have heard about this because it wouldn’t have happened.

GF


Plenty of commercial service on multiple airlines to Tri-Cities Airport (Bristol/Kingsport/Johnson City). What do you mean by your first sentence?
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:53 pm

From Statesville? Do tell me how Statesville to Elizabethton commercial flights would look like. Commercial service is fine, if you don’t mind the security theater, the waits, the connections, the lack of privacy. There are thousands of US airports compared to, what, 400 or 500 served by commercial air? Look at WalMart’s fleet.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:56 pm

Don’t forget hendrick accident in key west
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm

micstatic wrote:
Don’t forget hendrick accident in key west


Yes, another overrun in a G150.

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20111031X25724&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:09 pm

FlyingJHawk

Do you mean 1993?.
 
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Dale Jr jet had hard landing and bounced

Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:50 pm

 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:08 pm

Hardly a report, it’ll be a year before the NTSB issues their report. This is local news story.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:25 pm

Thank God Earnhardt and family and crew survived this crash and post crash fire. It was IMO a close one.

It was reported that the Dale Earnhardt and family plane crash during landing at Elizabethton, TN airport yesterday was at 3:50 pm local so 1950Z. The METAR 151953Z for this time, for KTRI Tri Cities Airport, which was only 13 NM away from Elizabethton airport, indicated winds [email protected], 10SM Vis., no Clg. The 0A9 Elizabethton airport apparently had automated WX with negligible winds, 10 SM Vis. The 0A9 Elizabethton airport afaik doesn’t have any charted (ILS, RNAV, etc.) approaches to Rwy24. The (visual only) approach to 0A9 Rwy24 is between the mountains E of the airport.

No idea why this flight didn’t flight plan/land instead at KTRI (Tri Cities) airport which has a charted ILS approach and RNAV approach to Rwy 23, and which has a LDA of 8,000’. After all, KTRI is closer to Bristol Motor Speedway than the Elizabethton airport was, which was (as reported) Earnhardt’s destination after landing anyway. And if they just had to land at 0A9 airport, they could have used Rwy06 (given the negligible winds), with an approach area not between mountains, and which has a charted RNAV 06 approach if needed.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:32 pm

Here is the video of Dale and family exiting the plane. Sounds like it was a hard landing and then careend off the runway and through a ditch and ended up by the road. Makes sense after reading the FLALFTY's comments above.
https://twitter.com/bdeve9/status/1162408093675905024
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:54 am

Was the ramp at TRI already full yesterday? I was thinking they might have diverted to this small field
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:14 am

Is there any detail yet as to when the plane caught fire? Before or after the passengers escaped?
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:39 am

Did you see the dog get out of the plane?
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:41 am

cat3appr50 wrote:
Thank God Earnhardt and family and crew survived this crash and post crash fire. It was IMO a close one.

It was reported that the Dale Earnhardt and family plane crash during landing at Elizabethton, TN airport yesterday was at 3:50 pm local so 1950Z. The METAR 151953Z for this time, for KTRI Tri Cities Airport, which was only 13 NM away from Elizabethton airport, indicated winds [email protected], 10SM Vis., no Clg. The 0A9 Elizabethton airport apparently had automated WX with negligible winds, 10 SM Vis. The 0A9 Elizabethton airport afaik doesn’t have any charted (ILS, RNAV, etc.) approaches to Rwy24. The (visual only) approach to 0A9 Rwy24 is between the mountains E of the airport.

No idea why this flight didn’t flight plan/land instead at KTRI (Tri Cities) airport which has a charted ILS approach and RNAV approach to Rwy 23, and which has a LDA of 8,000’. After all, KTRI is closer to Bristol Motor Speedway than the Elizabethton airport was, which was (as reported) Earnhardt’s destination after landing anyway. And if they just had to land at 0A9 airport, they could have used Rwy06 (given the negligible winds), with an approach area not between mountains, and which has a charted RNAV 06 approach if needed.



I thought the same thing with the Use of Elizabethton airport, maybe Pilot ego and less crouded airport due to more jets likely using TRI. 5000 ft Runway and a more difficult approach coupled with a lower margin for era would have been enough for me to choose TRI if i was the Pilot, plus like you said its closer to Bristol anyway. Maybe Dale Jr made the decision for convenience and the Pilots just did what they were asked? I am not sure how that works with private Jets, does the owner/customer get to dictate the flight plan against the wishes of the Pilot?
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:00 am

No, here’s the relevant regulation, FAR 91.3

(a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft.

(b) In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from any rule of this part to the extent required to meet that emergency.

(c) Each pilot in command who deviates from a rule under paragraph (b) of this section shall, upon the request of the Administrator, send a written report of that deviation to the Administrator.


It’s the pilot’s decision, but here’s where “air discipline” comes in, having the skills and willingness to say, “No, we’re going to KTRI or wherever”. Lots of new-ish pilots buckle and forget they’re “in command” and need to offer alternatives in tight situations. Dale Jr knows the ropes (after all, he’s been associated with Hendricks and knows the history) and would take the pilot’s direction, but the pilot needs to know his mind and the data. I suspect the landing performance was within limits, 06 would have been a better choice but the crew’s self-imposed pressure, misplaced, got them in trouble. Then, they botched the approach and landing, if reporting from the NTSB initial is correct.

Don’t assume the track was the ultimate destination, 0A9 might have been better for Earnhardt. 4100’ of LDA is usually plenty, especially in those conditions. Citations are great runway performers.

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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:04 pm

Wow, so the NTSB report referenced in post #40 basically says its a botched landing. It seems the weather was good, and they initially landed in the touchdown zone. Bouncing twice and flying a significant distance before touching down a third time sounds horrific. They attempted a go around but the airplane did not respond. Did they just basically slam this thing into the ground?
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:58 pm

With the wind at the time of the accident being calm, it is strange that they did not choose to land on RWY 06, which has an established, charted approach and takes advantage of the 400' +/- runway overrun extension that Elizabethton added late last year. The approach to RWY 24 requires a circle-to-land from the RWY 06 approach and that manuever has to be done within a valley. The landing threshold for RWY 24 is displaced by 429' & the pilots had a steep approach angle due to high ground in/near the path. This might have resulted in a bounced touchdown due to attempting a high flare trying to compensate for the steep approach angle. Other factors that might have contributed to this accident were the warm temperatures, combined with the 1,500'+/- field elevation raised the density altitude, which reduced expected aerodynamic and engine performance, thus hampering the attempted go-around.

Dale Jr. values his privacy and tries to avoid fans staking out airports. KTRI is the commercial airport for the region and the established destination for NASCAR team planes carrying pit crews and other staffers (& occasionally drivers). However, Junior's plane landing at KTRI would have required him to "run the gauntlet" of fans. To avoid this, Junior and some other NASCAR stars started having their jets flown into Elizabethton, which offers more privacy.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:28 pm

They’re flying VFR, not IFR, so the IAP is irrelevant. They came in from the east, VFR, landing on 24 is understandable, but I suspect they were pretty high energy and unstable at 2 miles in., considering its only 70 nm direct and they reached 12,500’ enroute. It’d have a parabolic curve of a flight. The CVR will be interesting. No doubt this crew had been there many times before, the right seat pilot had been in the plane since new, the left seat pilot had been on it for about two years. I’m guessing the right seat pilot is Junior’s chief pilot. The density altitude was about 3,800’, a light Latitude under those conditions has plenty of thrust to go around, I doubt a properly executed go would be problematic.
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:44 am

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
They’re flying VFR, not IFR, so the IAP is irrelevant. They came in from the east, VFR, landing on 24 is understandable, but I suspect they were pretty high energy and unstable at 2 miles in., considering its only 70 nm direct and they reached 12,500’ enroute. It’d have a parabolic curve of a flight. The CVR will be interesting. No doubt this crew had been there many times before, the right seat pilot had been in the plane since new, the left seat pilot had been on it for about two years. I’m guessing the right seat pilot is Junior’s chief pilot. The density altitude was about 3,800’, a light Latitude under those conditions has plenty of thrust to go around, I doubt a properly executed go would be problematic.


You are correct, N8DJ was VFR from KSVH and the report didn't mention if they asked for flight following from ATC. Being "tail blockers" there are no ADS-B flight data published on either Flight24 or Flight Aware, although I think both services still collected the data. As for the density altitude impacting performance, you are correct again. Under normal circumstances the Latitude should have had plenty of power under the conditions prevailing during the accident. However, was it likely that the go-around wasn't attempted until after the main landing gear collapsed?

Just for fun, check out this video of a Falcon Jet landing at 0A9 on a wet RWY 06. This was before the 400' overrun was added at the approach end of RWY 24 to appease the insurance underwriters for bizjets who weren't too keen on their clients using 0A9.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEfzVLznRC4
 
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Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:10 am

Yes, it does, says crew didn’t ask for ATC services.

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