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Airplane suffers malfunction during takeoff, slides off runway at Fort Lauderdale airport

An airplane went off the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – An airplane went off the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday.

According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, the aircraft had a malfunction with its front landing gear during takeoff.

Records show the plane is Gulfstream G-IV, a fixed wing multi-engine aircraft that was built in 1989.

Plane slides off runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport after malfunction with landing gear. (Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue)

A total of 14 people were on board the plane, authorities said.

Included among those 14 people was boxer Gervonta Davis, who posted video of the close call on Instagram.

One person suffered minor injuries but did not require a visit to the hospital.

It is not known where the plane was heading or whether other arrangements have been made for the passengers.

An airplane went off the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.