Gervonta Davis plane crash: Boxer's private jet crashes after takeoff in Florida
Gervonta Davis survived a private plane crash shortly after the plane aborted its takeoff from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida
Gervonta Davis survived a private plane crash and broadcasted the terrible aftermath live from the runway, news outlets revealed on Saturday, August 21. He posted a video shortly after the incident on Instagram Story. "It took off but...it didn't take off," Davis said.
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According to TMZ, the boxer shared his terrifying experience on Instagram after the jet he was on failed to take off properly and had to crash land back onto the airport's ground. Davis had uploaded photos of himself and others boarding the jet just before the scheduled takeoff.
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Minutes after the tragedy, the 26-year-old went live on Instagram to reveal that his jet had crashed before it had fully taken off. Davis also stated that he was not hurt in any way. TMZ reports that others on the plane are fine too. The jet that Davis and his team boarded went off the runway, according to what Davis displayed during his live Instagram session.
The three-division boxing champion went on to say that the pilots could have flown the plane through takeoff but chose not to because they suspected a technical issue, implying that the pilots were not at fault. “I’m good, it’s just that my a** is hot, I’m sitting on this hot-ass concrete... For everybody wanting to fly private, I think it’s over with. I’ll be driving or catching a train," said Gervonta Davis, who was seen rapping his feet in gauze. Fighthype.com later published Davis' Instagram live video to YouTube.
According to ESPN's Michael Rothstein, Davis' plane aborted its takeoff from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida just before 2 pm ET on Saturday. According to the investigation, the plane's nose gear failed as it approached the runway, and the pilots lost control of the plane's direction. The plane's nose gear then collapsed, sending it off the runway, Yahoo! News reported.
It's unclear what caused the malfunction, but Gervonta and his friends can be heard speculating on what went wrong. It appears like there was some sort of overheating. They also appear to be discussing some of the flight maneuvers the pilot(s) were performing in the air, which the group believes contributed to the plane's crash, TMZ reported.
Davis is coming off a knockout victory against Mario Barrios on June 26 that earned him the WBA super-lightweight belt. He has won WBA belts in three different weight divisions and is 25-0 in his professional career, Bleacher Report stated. He is presently ranked No. 2 junior lightweight in the world, behind only Oscar Valdez, according to ESPN. Davis had stated that his next battle will take place in October.