While players tractoring someone may be the cause, I have often found a weird bug most common in stfs but occurs sometimes in pvp where you gravitate toward your target and are unable to turn, unselecting it will regain control of your ship. Often happens right after death but sometimes it happens without actually dying.
#1 happened to me for the first time today. I almost puked - going to take some Excedrin and see if I can recreate it. Doubtful, since it's never happened to me before - hadn't happened since this thread started until just now either.
It wasn't the close shot where the camera didn't know what to do - it continued even with distance between the target and myself. Camera just totally spazzed out...meh.