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YouTuber deliberately crashed his own plane for views, US aviation agency says

The Guardian

The US Federal Aviation Administration has revoked a YouTuber's pilot license after it concluded that he intentionally crashed his plane for the sake of gaining online views. On 24 November 2021, Trevor Jacob was flying over California's Los Padres national forest in his small turboprop plane when his propeller stopped working. "I'm over the mountains and I … have an engine out," Jacob said into his camera while sitting in the cockpit. He then proceeded to jump out of the plane, filming himself using a selfie stick before landing with his parachute into an open field. Jacob filmed the whole incident and uploaded it to YouTube in a video titled I Crashed My Plane.