This is the era of video sharing platforms and people are ready to go to any extent to get views. One such feat was done by a person some time ago, in which he crashed the plane. Now, the US authorities informed on Thursday that the YouTuber has been dealt a severe blow and is likely to face up to 20 years in prison.
The Guardian AccordingA YouTuber who intentionally crashed his plane in a bid to get as many views could face up to 20 years in prison, US authorities say. Its name is Trevor Jacob and the YouTuber has agreed to plead guilty to a federal investigation of obstruction and intent to destroy.
According to the report, the sections that Jacobs is charged with carry a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. The video in which Jacob demonstrated this game of the plane crash has been viewed over 3 million times.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also revoked the 29-year-old’s private pilot certificate and US authorities say Trevor recovered the wreckage of the small single-engine plane that crashed in California’s Los Padres National Forest in December 2021. intentionally destroyed.
In the clip titled ‘I Crashed My Plane’, Jacobs parachutes out of a flying plane. In this, he claimed that there was some fault in the plane. He also had a selfie stick in his hand at that time. Apart from this, cameras were also fitted at various places in the aircraft.
This was the reason that after the video went viral, many people alleged that the incident was pre-planned and the plane was deliberately crashed. Even the FAA later agreed, as the New York Times reported, that Jacobs was wearing a parachute before the crash raised some suspicion. Furthermore, prior to the crash, Jacob had made no attempt to contact air traffic control or restart the engine.
Officials said that there were many areas within the gliding range in which they could make a safe landing. What’s more, the FAA says that Jacobs “recovered and then disposed of the wreckage” after the crash.
Jacobs will formally enter his plea in Los Angeles in the coming weeks and will be sentenced at a later date.