A non-public airplane 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 airplane, 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 airplane, mentioned Mike Jachles, the general public data officer for the Metropolis of Fort Lauderdale. The nostril gear then collapsed. The Fort Lauderdale Fireplace-Rescue Division confirmed as much as examine on individuals 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 need to fly personal, I believe it is over with,” Davis mentioned whereas going reside on Instagram following the crash. “…I am driving or catching a prepare.”
On the identical social media video, a few of Davis’ fellow passengers mentioned the pilots advised them they did not have management of the airplane. Later Saturday, Davis posted in his tales, “I stroll w angels..”
Nobody on the airplane was transported medically from the scene, in response to Stephen Gollan, the Battalion Chief for Fort Lauderdale Fireplace Rescue. One unnamed affected person was handled by paramedics on-site and refused a transport to a hospital.
As of seven p.m., one runway on the airport was nonetheless closed because the airplane had but to be faraway from the positioning of the crash, though the airplane had been defueled.
The Federal Aviation Administration despatched a area investigator out to the positioning, which is typical in any form of incident. Jachles mentioned there’s not anticipated to be an investigation from the Nationwide Transportation Security Board.
An e mail despatched to the listed managing agent for the plane was not instantly returned to ESPN.