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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 13: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters.) Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Tennessean reports that the plane that carried Dale Earnhardt Jr. experienced a hard landing and bounced, which led to the Thursday (8/15)  crash, according to a report from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Accident and Incident Notice states the plane left the runway and caught fire after the landing at the end of a runway at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

As previously reported, no injuries were reported with Earnhardt Jr., his wife, daughter, two pilots and a dog on the plane.