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FAA investigates pilot after insane stunt flyby video goes viral

Pilot Jason Newber being investigated after FAA takes notice of viral video

By Charles Gantt from Jan 24, 2013 @ 12:20 CST

In the past people have landed in hot water after their video went "viral" on YouTube. This is certainly the case for pilot Jason Newburg who was recently seen making a 200+ MPH low altitude pass that came with in mere feet of the person holding the camera.

FAA regulations clearly state that "no person may operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another." In the video above, you can see that the pilot's plane came within feet of a pedestrian on an ATV and within a few feet of the person shooting the video.

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Newberg was granted a waiver for practicing daring maneuvers by the FFA, which most likely was valid at the time of the incident. "Even with a waiver, there a requirement that people on the ground not be endangered," said FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford. Newberg in defense said, "this was a structured shoot, and some people don't understand that."

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com


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