Transcript for Airplane Stunt Video Being Investigated by FAA
video of a dangero stunt that led to a government investigation. It shows a plane just a few feet from the runway, zooming right by a man on an all-terrain vehicle. Abc's jim avila has the story.... See More
video of a dangero stunt that led to a government investigation. It shows a plane just a few feet from the runway, zooming right by a man on an all-terrain vehicle. Abc's jim avila has the story. Reporter: A breathtaking stunt posted online. An aerobatic plane at full-speed, nearly 200 miles per hour, within feet of the pilot on this suburban dallas runway and the photographer who recorded it all. Watch again. The wing tipping dangerously close to the ground, as the pilot speeds by. And then, completes a loop into the blue. Who would do something like this? Abc news has learned this internet sensation was posted and then removed from youtube by nati jason newberg, who advertises as a stunt devil for hire. Partnered with motorcycle showmen, known as theallas stunt riders, who choreograph maneuvers beneath his plane. The federal government is investigating. Sources tell us, the pilot's waiver to perform aerobatics expired in november. And even if it hadn't, pilots are supposed to be responsible for the safety of people on the ground. This would have killed himself and the two people filming the action here. Reporter: And it's not as though he hasn't been in a crash before. This is 2008 wreckage of a hospital registered to his company. It doesn't name him, only that the pilot was not licensed to fly a helicopter. And took off with instead of against the wind, causing a hard landing. It's a thrill show few pilots would approve. Efforts to reach mr. Newberg were unsuccessful. The fda is investigating the episode. We're going to turn to the scandal on the subway. It turns out some of the
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