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YouTuber who deliberately crashed plane for views handed six months in prison

YouTuber who deliberately crashed plane for views handed six months in prison

YouTuber Trevor Jacob has been sentenced to six months in federal prison after intentionally crashing a plane in Santa Barbara County, California for video views.

In his video “I Crashed My Plane” from December 2021, Jacob, 30, can be seen jumping out of the aircraft with a parachute. The video gained over 3.2 million views before it was privated.

Authorities say Jacob took off in his single-engine Taylorcraft BL-65 from Lompoc City Airport in November 2021 with the intended destination of Mammoth Lakes.

After claiming engine failure, Jacob recorded himself parachuting to the ground.