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World Champion Boxer Gervonta Davis Shares Video After Private Jet Crash

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World Champion Boxer Gervonta Davis Shares Video After Private Jet Crash

Boxer Gervonta Davis had a miraculous escape after the private jet he was flying on crashed while taking off on Saturday (21 August). He shared this video of the crash site on Instagram:

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At about 6.00pm UK time, Davis shared some shots of himself and his team boarding the flashy jet, but something obviously went severely wrong as just an hour later he was on Instagram Live sitting on the tarmac of the runway.

Clearly shaken, he explained: "The plane crashed.

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"The plane didn't even take off. It took off, but it didn't take off. Oh my god.

"I'm good, it's just that my ass is hot, I'm sitting on this hot-ass concrete."

The plane was nose-down in the grass beside the runway. Credit: Instagram/Gervonta Davis
The plane was nose-down in the grass beside the runway. Credit: Instagram/Gervonta Davis

It would appear that he had a seriously lucky escape, as he showed fire engines tending to the plane, as well as the crashed aircraft buried nose first into the grass by the side of the runway.

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The plane crashed after an aborted take-off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida to Las Vegas.

According to Mike Jachles, the public information officer for the city of Fort Lauderdale, the plane's nose gear failed as it travelled down the runway, causing the pilots to lose control of the plane.

The nose gear then collapsed.

Fire and rescue officers attended the scene to check the people on site. Paramedics also attended but only one person was injured and treated at the scene.

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No one was transported from the scene to hospital.

However, it seems as if the multiple-weight world champion will be rethinking his travel arrangements in the future, though.

Davis shared pictures of him and his team boarding the plane. Credit: Instagram/Gervonta Davis
Davis shared pictures of him and his team boarding the plane. Credit: Instagram/Gervonta Davis

Davis continued: "For everybody wanting to fly private, I think it's over with.

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"I'll be driving or catching a train."

Also in the video, Davis had a conversation with his friend about what happened.

His friend claimed he'd spoken to the pilot of the aeroplane, telling Davis: "He said, 'I had no control of the plane.' That s*** was God."

One of the runways of the airport was closed after the incident as the plane had not yet been removed from the site of the accident.

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They did manage to get the fuel out of it, though.

Davis was clearly shaken by the experience. Credit: Instagram/Gervonta Davis
Davis was clearly shaken by the experience. Credit: Instagram/Gervonta Davis

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent out a field investigator to the site in accordance with standard practise, but Jachles said that an investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board is not expected.

Davis is a two-time world super featherweight champion.

He shot to further acclaim after his knockout of Mario Barrios in June.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Gervonta Davis

Topics: SPORT, Celebrity, Boxing, US News, travel

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