YouTuber accused of explosions starring helicopter and Lamborghini

YouTuber Suk Min Choi posted a video of helicopter passengers shooting fireworks at a Lamborghini. He now faces charges that carry up to 10 years in prison.

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It seems that either YouTube pays very well for the likes you can collect (so we're probably doing the wrong thing) or some people just don't know what to do with their money. YouTuber Suk Min Choi, 24, who has a YouTube channel under the name Alex Choi, is charged with placing an explosive or incendiary device on an aircraft, and throwing fireworks at a moving car.

According to the US Department of Justice, the YouTuber arranged to fly a helicopter over the El Mirage Dry Lakebed near Los Angeles in June 2023 to create a video titled "Destroying a Lamborghini With Fireworks." .

The video, released on July 4, 2023, showed action-movie-like scenes as Choi laughs behind the wheel of the Lamborghini while fireworks are launched from a helicopter at the car, enveloping it in sparks.

But the video also sparked investigations by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General. Choi is accused of failing to secure the necessary permits for helicopter filming and the use of fireworks.

Choi, whose YouTube channel has about 900.000 subscribers and showcases luxury supercars, said in the video that he planned the stunt to make "the craziest Fourth of July video involving cars and fireworks."

The video, which was recently removed from Choi's channel, but you can see his "feats". from the archive from here.

It received about 500.000 views before it was removed from his channel, according to an archive of the video's YouTube page. So far, however, the FAA has suspended the license of the pilot of the helicopter involved in the shooting, for dangerous flights and operating a helicopter at a distance of less than 150 meters from people and a moving car.

The pilot was a friend of Choi's who was paid to fly during filming, according to text messages reviewed by investigators. Choi himself faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, according to the Ministry of Justice.

History reminded us of it recent conviction of Trevor Jacob, another YouTube personality, who six months ago in California crashed a small two-seater plane in the Los Padres National Forest just for the likes of a YouTube video.

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