Selfies Likely Contributed To Plane Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board said selfies likely contributed to a small plane crash in May of last year that killed two in Colorado.
The pilot, 29-year-old Amritpal Singh, and a passenger were killed when the Cessna crashed near the Front Range Airport in May of 2014.
The flight took off around 12:30 a.m. and was reported missing about three hours later.
The NTSB said recordings from a go-pro camera that was recovered at the scene, showed Singh and the passenger taking selfies during the flight.
According to the report, the pilot took a selfie, and the flash went off while the plane was at a low altitude.
The report says that the flash likely disoriented the pilot, causing him to lose control of the aircraft.
The report also said Singh did not meet the requirements for night flights with passengers.