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GlennMacGrady



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PostPosted: 02/25/20 7:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I'm surprised the helicopter didn't have some sort of radar or other electronics to detect the ground and terrain in the vicinity.
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PostPosted: 02/25/20 8:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

GlennMacGrady wrote:
I'm surprised the helicopter didn't have some sort of radar or other electronics to detect the ground and terrain in the vicinity.


That was recommended to be a retro-fitted requirement by the NTSB but the FAA chose not to follow that recommendation. Apparently they are trying to balance safety with cost - on luxury transportation.

But in this case, the early reported phrase that the helicopter “flew into a hill” (which I think came from a witness statement) wasn’t accurate. It should have been that the helicopter fell out of the sky and landed on a hill. The pilot said he was going to go up to get above the clouds and was at 2300 feet (only 100 feet from clear skies) and clear of any surrounding hills, but then the helicopter turned and descended at an increasing rate (the point of the crash was 1,085 feet) apparently out of control from the pilot becoming disoriented when he lost vision. The speed going forward was also increasing, which seems to reflect the blades being tilted more and more vertical, providing decreasing lift and increasing pull. A ground witness said the helicopter was tipped on its side before it crashed.

https://youtu.be/ZxjlgmHt7Wk

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZxjlgmHt7Wk" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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PostPosted: 02/26/20 11:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She has more money, many times over, I’m sure, than the helicopter company. But this is an important lawsuit. Because this shit was just wrong. And whatever cavalier decision making process led to this outcome has to be rooted out from commercial helicopter service with the pain of financial calamity and measures taken to make sure this can never happen again.

It is pretty much always sunny with clear blue skies here. Even with all the equipment in the world these pilots would have little opportunity to become expert at using it all to fly under foggy conditions. AND it is very difficult to perform many standard common helicopter maneuvers like hovering or flying very slow by instruments alone. Even for experts at doing exactly that. So yeah, sue the fuck out of them, Vanessa.



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PostPosted: 02/26/20 7:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Geno Auriemma's speech at the memorial was wonderful.

Anyone who has watched Kobe for years has seen the many sides of Bryant.

Kobe Bryant the father, was his best look. I'm glad that side of Kobe was addressed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf4VNKtTG1I



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PostPosted: 02/28/20 11:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

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LOS ANGELES -- Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people were killed, according to a newspaper report.

The Los Angeles Times reported that a public safety source with knowledge of the events had seen one of the photos on the phone of another official in a setting that was not related to the investigation of the crash. He said the photos showed the scene and victims' remains.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the allegations. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Maria Lucero told The Associated Press on Friday that "the matter is being looked into.''


https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28801665/report-los-angeles-deputies-shared-kobe-bryant-crash-photos



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PostPosted: 04/04/20 6:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

<embed><iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.espn.com/core/video/iframe?id=28995014&endcard=false" allowfullscreen frameborder="0"></iframe></embed>

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=28995014



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