A friendly reminder to keep that there will be always a time and a place for selfies, not if you wanted to end up crashing down like this in Colorado.
It was last year since the report broke out of the pilot Amritpal Singh and his passenger who were both killed on a fatal plane crash near Front Range Parkway, Watkins Airport on May 31, 2014.
The family members reported that “Cessna 150” took off at around 12:30 A.M. and has gone missing at 3:45 A.M. But later was discovered at around 7:00A.M same morning.
Investigators from the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) says that taking selfies while they were up above the skies has probably caused the pilot to lose control of the airplane.
The report goes with the recovered evidence found at the crash scene, the footage that came from a GoPro camera showed the 29-year-old Singh and his passenger taking selfies with their cell phones during the flight.
Investigators believe the flash from the phones disoriented Singh, causing him to lose control of the airplane. Additionally, the report says that Singh was not approved to pilot night flights with passengers.
Based on the evidence of cell phone use during low-altitude maneuvering, including the flight immediately before the accident flight, it is likely that cell phone use during the accident flight distracted the pilot and contributed to the development of spatial disorientation and subsequent loss of control.
News Source: 9News