Boxer Davis ‘good’ after aircraft aborts takeoff


A non-public aircraft carrying world champion boxer Gervonta Davis headed for Las Vegas aborted its takeoff out of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Govt Airport on Saturday afternoon someday earlier than 2 ET.

The aircraft, which was carrying between 4 and 10 passengers, skilled nostril gear failure because it was heading down the runway, main the pilots to lose management of the route of the aircraft, stated Mike Jachles, the general public info officer for the Metropolis of Fort Lauderdale. The nostril gear then collapsed. The Fort Lauderdale Fireplace-Rescue Division confirmed as much as verify on folks on-site.

Davis posted concerning the crash on his Instagram account shortly after it occurred, saying “I am good,” earlier than including that he was sweating and shaking from it.

“For everyone that wish to fly personal, I feel it is over with,” Davis stated whereas going reside on Instagram following the crash. “…I am driving or catching a practice.”

On the identical social media video, a few of Davis’ fellow passengers stated the pilots advised them they did not have management of the aircraft. Later Saturday, Davis posted in his tales, “I stroll w angels..”

Jachles stated there weren’t believed to be any severe accidents from the crash and that each one passengers had been launched. As of seven p.m., one runway on the airport was nonetheless closed because the aircraft had but to be faraway from the positioning of the crash, though the aircraft had been defueled.

The Federal Aviation Administration despatched a subject investigator out to the positioning, which is typical in any type of incident. Jachles stated there may be not anticipated to be an investigation from the Nationwide Transportation Security Board.

An electronic mail despatched to the listed managing agent for the plane was not instantly returned to ESPN.

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