According to ESPN, world championship boxer Gervonta Davis survived a plane crash on August 21. He was heading out of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport to go to Las Vegas for the Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugás fight.
Mike Jachles, a public information officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale, said that the plane was carrying somewhere between four to ten passengers and experienced a nose gear failure as it was taking off the runway. The pilots then lost control of the direction of the plane as the nose gear collapsed.
During an Instagram Live video posted to the boxer’s story, he shared the details of what happened that day. Davis said, “It took off, but it didn’t take off.”
Gervonta Davis has just gone live on Instagram after the private jet he was on crashed during take-off…
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“Oh my God. I’m good,” Davis added.
He went on to add that despite having been safe from the incident, he was experiencing some pain associated with the crash. “I’m sitting on this hot-a**concrete… You ever been whipped before with a switch or a belt?”
“For everybody that want to fly private, I think it’s over with,” Davis continued. “…I’m driving or catching a train.”
Davis later shared some photos from the runway that day with his fellow passengers.
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Fans and followers flooded his comments with prayers and messages of gratitude for his safety.
One person commented, “Thank god all y’all are ok.”
Another user said, “Thank God for watching over them all and keeping them safe.”
Stephen Gollan of the Battalion Chief for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue reported that no one was taken on medical emergency from the scene. Only one unidentified person was treated by paramedics on-site.