Did Trevor Jacob Crash A Plane For Views?

by The Editors on January 4, 2022

Former pro snowboarder Trevor Jacob (heir to the Ski Tote fortune) has reportedly had a plane crash called into question. Some suggesting that the crash may have been staged to increase his YouTube video views, (yes, we’re helping him get more right now), according to a story on OutThere Colorado. Someone has pointed out a few inconsistencies in Jacob’s “I had to bail from the plane” video including: 

Instagram user @enbm_spotting made this comment on Jacob’s post, raising some of the common arguments of people who are accusing him of crashing on purpose: 

“1. You did not troubleshoot the power loss.

2. You had all the cameras angled to not show any of the perfect landing sites underneath the plane when you bailed.

3. You were wearing a skydiving parachute and altimeter.

4. You bailed instead of landing at any of the landing sites, all of which you had more than enough altitude to glide into.

5. You made sure to grab a selfiestick before bailing.

6. You intentionally landed close to the aircraft to retrieve the GoPros.

This is all pure BS. Go find cheaper and better things to intentionally destroy than a vintage T-craft.” 

So far the video has been viewed 372,146 times (and the comments have since been turned off), so maybe Trevor’s plan is working. That has not stopped other pilots from commenting, however. Here’s a pretty good breakdown from a Tuber named Jay Alaska:

Here’s another take. . . Begging the question, shouldn’t Trevor get Google ad credit for all the views other people’s comment videos are garnering from “reaction” videos? Penguinz0’s has 2.5 million views (almost triple Trevor’s original video). And the fact that PenguinZ has 9.75 million followers is more frightening than anything Trevor has ever done, however, all to the point the Jacob has attained viral success no matter how you shake it.

[Link: OutThere Colorado]

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