If this is true, it's a crazy way to go viral: 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. (The Drive)(Here's thevideo. He bails at 2:10, and the crash is at 3:40.
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Teen Becomes Youngest Woman To Fly The World Solo
A teenager has become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo. Zara Rutherford took off on August 18th, 2021 and spent 155 days in her small plane, wrapping up her epic 41-country trip when she landed in Belgium yesterday (Thursday). “I made it!” she told the crowd welcoming her on arrival.
The 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot’s journey took her 32-thousand 300 miles and in addition to beating the record held by Shaesta Waiz since 2017, she broke two Guinness World Records in the process:
- Rutherford is now the first woman to circumnavigate the world in a microlight aircraft.
- She’s also the first Belgian to fly around the world alone.
But her epic adventure wasn’t without its challenges. Rutherford’s travels were supposed to take about three months, but bad weather and visa issues kept her grounded for weeks sometimes, adding about two months to her trip. And while she’s flown to destinations including Singapore, Egypt and Greece, she couldn’t explore any of them because of Covid restrictions. The timing of the trip fit perfectly into her gap year and she plans to go to university next year to study computer engineering. Rutherford dedicates her journey to all young women trying to succeed in male-dominated fields, like aviation. “Go for it,” she says. “It takes a lot of time, patience, a lot of hard work, but it is incredible.”
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