Officials investigate the Single-Engine Plane Accident of Olympian amid Suspection It Was Staged For Social Media

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After a series of doubts were raised about the heroic tale told by the pilot who recorded the accident and shared it on social media, transportation safety officials and aircraft regulators are now investigating the California plane crash. 

Trevor Jacob, a former team USA Olympic snowboarder, says he was on a mission to spread his friend’s ashes when he took to the skies in his single-engine plane over Los Padres National Forest. 

He had cameras rolling at every angle. Jacob said that he began experiencing engine problems about 20 minutes into his flight. 

“Holy s***! I’m over the mountains and I f****** have an engine out,”Jacob spoke. 

Jacob leapt out of his parachute to save himself a few minutes later. Jacob watched as the plane fell, the camera onboard still rolling as the aircraft crashed into a mountainside.

Jacob survived a rough landing in the bush, with only minor scrapes.

“I’m just so happy to be alive. That’s why I always freaking fly with a parachute,”He stated.

Later, the 28 year-old found his downed aircraft. 

“There’s literally nothing. No anything. No water. I had a water jug in the back,”Jacob spoke.

Jacob began the treacherous, hours-long hike back down the mountain. As the sun set, Jacob finally found water.

Some people believe the whole incident was staged, after they saw the incredible video. There were cameras from every angle that captured everything. 

“Because the first item on any engine failure checklist is: open cockpit door immediately and prepare to jump out,”One comment.

“This was an intentional crash likely for the sole purpose of likes and views,”Another.
Steve Cowell, an aviation safety expert, also expressed concern about the crash.

“This aircraft from that altitude could have gone approximately 30 miles in either direction. You’re not taught to bail out of an aircraft if something goes wrong. So that’s the first problem I had with it. The second problem is the lack of communications. Why was this pilot not communicating with air traffic control?”Cowell spoke.

Jacob declined to comment, stating that he respects your privacy.

Both the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) are currently investigating the crash.

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