Kobe Bryant and Daughter Killed in Helicopter Crash

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Kobe Bryant and Daughter Killed in Helicopter Crash

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Post by Keith B » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:43 pm

Total of 9 souls on board. Looks like weather was IFR with very low ceilings. Sad.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:56 pm

Really sad. He was taking her to a basketball tournament. He was coaching her.


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Post by philip964 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:38 am

Fog, looks like it hit an LA hill.

Wife learned from a TMZ report.


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Post by Redneck_Buddha » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:13 pm

Helicopter was granted an exception to fly that day. Was the risk really worth it?

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Post by Texas_Blaze » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:31 pm

If true that his wife learned of his death (or at the least the accident) from TMZ is such sick move by that garbage outlet. There is no decency.
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Post by philip964 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:15 pm

I think there is a greater tendency for Private aircraft to take risks with weather and weight to not disappoint and keep schedules for themselves, customers or friends.


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Post by Grayling813 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:04 pm

philip964 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:15 pm
I think there is a greater tendency for Private aircraft to take risks with weather and weight to not disappoint and keep schedules for themselves, customers or friends.
:iagree: Lots of celebrities (and non-celebrity rich folks) die because they ignore weather conditions that restrict commercial aviation.

Music industry has lost a lot of people in aviation crashes.
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Post by philip964 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:38 pm

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-last-f ... 1580158646

Well researched article on the crash.

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Post by oohrah » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:52 pm

Redneck_Buddha wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Helicopter was granted an exception to fly that day. Was the risk really worth it?
Technically not true. The helo asked for Special VFR. This is not an exception to flight rules, it is an established procedure. Helos are granted a lot of latitude for flying in marginal conditions because they are helicopters. They can slow down and land wherever. Unfortunately, this pilot chose to press beyond visual and apparently flew into the ground. It is easy to get complacent because after all you are a helo. For the record, I am a helicopter pilot.
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Post by joe817 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:30 pm

I'll be the first to say it, without hesitation. My prayers go out for Kobe and his daughter, and his family, for this tragic accident and loss. A great man has been lost. Let us remember that.
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