YouTuber who staged plane crash faces up to 20 years jail: US officials

A YouTuber pilot, Trevor Jacob, could face up to 20 years in jail for intentionally crashing his plane after ejecting midair in order to increase views on his channel. Jacob admitted to obstructing federal authorities by disposing of the wreckage and creating the video for financial gain. He is expected to plead guilty to the charges and be sentenced at a later date. Aviation experts criticized Jacob’s actions, stating that he could have taken steps to restart the engine or safely land the plane.