NTSB: Pilots in Dale Jr. plane crash attempted unsuccessful go-around before crash

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL)- A more detailed preliminary report regarding the Dale Earnhardt Jr. plane crash was released Friday afternoon, just over a week after the crash happened in Elizabethton.

The plane, traveling from Statesville, North Carolina, bounced at least twice before “coming down hard” on the right-wing landing gear, according to investigators.

While NTSB investigators previously reported the plane bounced twice, the report revealed, “The pilots also reported that, following the second bounce, a go-around was attempted; however, the airplane did not respond as expected, so they landed straight-ahead on the runway and could not stop the airplane prior to the excursion.”

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S PLANE CRASH

You can read the full NTSB report below.

Elizabethton Plane Crash Prelim Report by

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