Former Olympic Snowboarder Trevor Jacob was making a vlog of his trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in which he subsequently uploaded a video to YouTube titled “I Crashed My Plane.” Since that video has been released, the comments have been removed and controversy has sparked on the internet. In the vlog, Trevor Jacob stated, “that he’s going to fly to the Sierra Nevada to paraglide, snowboard, and spread his friend Johnny Strange’s ashes over the Sierra Nevada while paragliding from one of his favorite peaks.”
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Jacob flew his plane during the vlog, but during the trip, his engine cut out. That left him with a couple of options, try to land the plane safely or jump out and parachute to safety. He decides to go with the second option. The video and the events in the video have caused the public to start asking if this stunt was staged for more views on the video and to his channel.
Within the vlog, there are a few things that are making the public question whether it was necessary or not to crash his plane in the fashion he did. In the video, you can see three different GoPros on his plane, one facing him and two facing his door. During his flight, he claims to have an engine failure, and you can see the propeller stop moving on the plane. At this point, he’s over the mountain range which does not give him a good place to do an emergency landing. He then decides to jump out of the plane, with a GoPro in his hand. As he is falling you can see the plane and him descending. Luckily, he had his parachute on and was able to land safely and find the crashed plane. But then he was left to navigate down a mountainside, and try to find some help. Luckily, after quite some time hiking, he stumbles upon a farm and gets some help.
Another thing to consider is that his most viewed video stirred up the public as well. This video is titled “My Best friend Died BASE Jumping.” His friend, Johnny Strange, passed away at the age of 23 while doing Base Jumping. Within the video he has his friend, who was with Johnny during the accident, recall what had happened. He also included the footage of those two while doing the jump. The public appears to be questioning Jacob’s motive for creating a vlog of his friend’s tragic event, which the video to date has about 2.8 million views
With this and the events in “I Crashed My Plane,” the public seems to be leaning towards believing that it was done to raise views. After watching the video, what do you all think about this video?