Selfies May Have Caused Fatal Plane Crash in Colorado

Last May, a single engine plane crashed somewhere east of Denver, resulting in the deaths of two passengers. Those deaths allegedly could have been avoided if everyone could just stop taking those damn selfies.

According to a federal report released last week, a GoPro video camera was found near the wreckage in Watkins. The recorded footage showed the pilot and passengers snapping a few selfies in their down time on the flight. Although the camera contained no footage from the flight that did turn fatal, several of the recordings show him snapping photographs during the plane’s initial climb and flight.

“Post-accident examination of the airplane did not reveal any pre-impact anomalies that would have precluded normal operation,” the NTSB said in their report, according to the Denver Post. “Based on the wreckage distribution, which was consistent with a high-speed impact, and the degraded visual reference conditions, it is likely that the pilot experienced spatial disorientation and lost control of the airplane.”

Denver Post reports on the nitty gritty of the story:

Family members said Amritpal Singh, 29, was flying the plane when it crashed, killing him. The aircraft was registered to Singh.

The plane, a Cessna-150 two-seater built in 1970, took off just after midnight on May 31, 2014 from Front Range Airport in Adams County. It was reported missing by Singh’s family at 3:45 a.m. and the plane’s wreckage was found at about 7:30 a.m.

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