Selfies now a problem in Aviation as well

You see the selfies on Facebook taken by people while driving. It’s the ultimate distraction while driving and has contributed to a number of deaths and injuries over the years. Apparently the warning against taking selfies while operating a vehicle now needs to be communicated to airplane pilots as well.


A selfie, taken by the pilot of a Cessna 150 back in May 2014, probably contributed to the crash of that plane. Based on past photos taken from a Go-Pro and cameras it was determined that the pilot, Amritpal Singh, was in the habit of taking selfies with his passengers.

Authorities concluded that the flash from the cell phone likely contributed to spatial disorientation. The pilot  and his passenger were killed with the plane crashed.