KERSFIELD, CA – The Federal Aviation Administration has banned sex while skydiving after a skydiving sex stunt caused a pilot to crash land.
The FAA is looking into the videotaped skydiving sex stunt to determine if the pilot was distracted during the incident over Kern County. The pilot crashed his plane, but he and his three passengers were all safe.
The FAA is investigating the skydiving organization that sent up the frisky couple. They are also trying to get their hands on the videotape – “our investigators need to go over it frame by frame,” said FAA representative Tad Blue.
Skydive Taft owner David Chrouch says he fired part-time skydiving instructor and porn star Alex Torres and hasn’t decided whether to fire the company’s receptionist, Hope Howell, Torres’ partner in the video. The video shows the two having sex in a plane before jumping out in tandem and continuing the act midair. Authorities say Torres had posted the video on his blog but removed it on Monday.
The video, which was posted on the blog of pornstar and part-time skydiving instructor Alex Torres, shows him and Howell having sex as they freefall over Kern County, California.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor says any activity that could distract the pilot while he’s flying could be a violation of federal regulations. And the FAA has since issued a nationwide ban on sex while skydiving. “You wouldn’t have people having sex in a train station, so we can’t have them having sex in the sky,” said a source close to an investigator for the FAA.
At one point in the video the couple is shown seated in a jump seat right next to the pilot.
“No I wasn’t concerned,” Chrouch told KGET. “He was in complete control of the plane at all times. I mean he looked back a couple of times. The same thing he does if there are other skydivers in the plane. He is going to look back, he’s going to look around to see what everyone is doing.”
And here’s Alex:
Howell’s future at Skydive Taft, the parachuting school involved, is now in doubt. Mr Torres, right, has been sacked from his skydive instructor job
David Chrouch, owner of Skydive Taft, told kget.com that he has since sacked Torres, but has not yet decided what will happen to Howell.
Skydive Taft Headquarters:
‘I didn’t know it until one of the officers came over from the Taft Police Department and informed me this was going around the kids in school and stuff,’ he said.
‘Apparently they told my pilot it was OK to do this and got here early in the morning before anyone got here and shot this,’ Mr Chrouch added.
Well, at least the last people to have sex in the sky – went out with a bang.