Trevor Daniel Jacob pleads in YouTube video of plane crash

Trevor Daniel Jacob, right, filmed himself parachuting out of a solo plane in a YouTube promotion called “I Crashed My Airplane” and admitted to charges of obstructing a federal investigation into the crash. (Screenshots from the video)

A pilot, skydiver and former U.S. Olympic snowboarder admitted to obstructing a federal probe into his plane crash he filmed with a selfie stick while he parachuted to the ground, all for the viral video gold, before going back to the crash site and destroying the evidence, authorities said.

Trevor Daniel Jacob, 29, agreed to plead guilty Wednesday to one count of destruction and concealment with the intent to obstruct a federal investigation, officials said in a news release.

The crime carries a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. He is expected to make his initial court appearance in the coming weeks.

“Trevor is taking full responsibility for his mistake in judgment,” said his attorney, Keri Axel, in an email to Law&Crime on Saturday. “He hopes to move past it and to use his status as a world-class action sports athlete, entrepreneur, and influencer to be a source for good in society.”

Trevor Daniel Jacob pleads in YouTube video of plane crash

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