YouTube influencer pilot Trevor Jacob intentionally crashed the plane so that it could be recorded for video, FAA said.

Trevor Jacob YouTube deliberately crashed the plane

Trevor Jacob was accused of causing a plane crash and was able to create a YouTube video about it.YouTube / Trevor Jacob

  • The FAA revoked YouTuber’s private pilot certificate after it was discovered that the plane had been intentionally crashed.

  • Trevor Jacob, 28, was accused online last year of falsely gaining views and likes from a plane crash.

  • According to The Times, after the crash, he “recovered and disposed of the wreckage,” the FAA said.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the pilot’s private pilot certificate after determining that the YouTube influencer pilot had deliberately crashed the plane for the video. The New York Times reported..

According to the press, in a letter to Trevor Jacob on YouTuber on April 11, “Caution, judgment and responsibility for choosing to jump off the aircraft just to be able to record the crash footage. Showed a lack of. “

“Your terrible intentional behavior on these dates indicates that you are currently lacking the degree of attention, judgment, and liability required of certificate holders.”

Jacob, who has about 133,000 YouTube subscribers, Was under investigation After being accused of having caused a plane crash, he was able to make a video about it for viewing.

In the video “I Crashed My Plane” Posted last December, this 28-year-old woman can be seen parachuting from a commercial aircraft while flying over the Los Padres National Forest in California. The video immediately met skepticism from aviation enthusiasts who questioned whether the crash was a real accident.

According to The Times, the FAA agreed that it seemed strange that Jacob wore a parachute in the first place.

In a letter to Jacob that the Times saw, the FAA added: “During this flight, I opened the pilot door on the left side before claiming that the engine had failed.”

Jacob also did not try to contact air traffic control on emergency frequencies, restart the engine, or find a place to land. According to The Times, he landed. “

After the crash, he “recovered and disposed of the wreckage,” FAA continued.

On Wednesday, Jacob seemed unaware of the FAA’s decision and told The Times, “Where did you get that information?”

Neither he nor the FAA responded immediately to the insider’s request for comment.

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