Back in 2005, when YouTube was first found, no one at the headquarters probably would’ve thought it would get to such an extent- in terms of its popularity and the heights people go to for it.
In a recent incident, a 29-year-old YouTuber admitted to staging an airplane crash to get views on the video-sharing platform.
Trevor Daniel Jacob is guilty of crashing his airplane into the mountains of California. He did this while being on a vlog recording the entire “unfortunate incident” and later uploaded it to the platform.
According to the press statement, Jacob, a pilot, and skydiver consented to enter a guilty plea to one count of destruction and concealment with the purpose to impede a federal investigation. The lawyer for Jacob has been contacted by CNN for comment.
On November 24, 2021, the flight happened. Jacob stated in the plea deal that although he took off from Lompoc City Airport in Santa Barbara County, he never meant to land the plane.
In opposition to that, he “planned to eject from his aircraft during the flight and video himself parachuting to the ground and his airplane as it descended and crashed,” according to the press statement.
Jacob reported the plane accident to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) two days later. The agency started an inquiry right once and informed Jacob that he was in charge of keeping the debris safe until they could inspect it.
The expert pilot and skydiver Mr. Jacob consented to enter a guilty plea to charges carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to the US Justice Department, which led to the filing of a plea bargain in a Los Angeles District Court.
Jacob was already wearing a parachute, he did not attempt to glide the aircraft to a safe landing spot, and he took his camera and selfie stick with him when he abandoned the plane, according to some viewers who were dubious of the act.