The FAA is investigating a YouTuber and former Olympic snowboarder named Trevor Jacob, because he might have CRASHED A PLANE ON PURPOSE in November, just to get clicks.
Trevor barely missed out on bronze at the Winter Olympics in 2014. Now he runs a popular YouTube channel, and a website called Adventured.com.
Back on November 24th, he was by himself, flying a single-engine plane from the California coast to Mammoth, where a lot of winter sports happen. But halfway through, he BAILED with a parachute in the middle of nowhere, and the plane hit a mountain.
He had to hike out and find help, and the whole thing is on video. The footage is nuts, because he had a bunch of cameras on the plane that got it from multiple angles.
Some people think he staged it though, because pilots don't usually fly with a parachute on. Plus, he'd just bought the plane, which was in "disrepair." And he told the seller he was planning to, quote, "do something special" with it, but didn't elaborate.
On top of all that, November 24th was the 50th anniversary of D.B. Cooper, the guy who hijacked a plane in 1971 . . . collected $200,000 in ransom . . . parachuted out over Washington state . . . and was never seen again.
If Trevor did orchestrate the crash, he could be looking at jail time. But the FAA might take a while to weigh in.