PILOT LICENSE REVOKED – Man Intentionally Ditches & Crashes Plane To make YouTube Video
(April 20th, 2022) The New York Times reports The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the pilot license belonging to Trevor Jacob.
The FAA concluded Trevor Jacob’s purposely abandoned a plane mid flight so he could film it crashing into the Los Padres National Forest in California as he parachuted to the ground.
Trevor Jacob then posted the 13-minute video on YouTube with the title “I Crashed My Plane.” The FAA was not amused, they said Jacob acted in a
“careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.”
You can watch the 13 minute long video of Trevor Jacob ditching his airplane in the video below! He jumps from the plane a little after the 3:00 minute mark in the video!
In the video, the propeller can be seen as it stops spinning, and Jacob opens the door and jumps out with a parachute and a selfie stick.
The FAA investigation noted,
The agency also noted that Jacob did not contact air traffic control, try to restart the engine or look for a safe place to make an emergency landing.
Trevor Jacob may have lost his pilots license but he got what he was after, as of today July 4th, 2022 the video titled “I crashed my plane” has 2.6 million views on YouTube.
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