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Old 01-27-2020, 12:38 PM
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Nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, were killed when the basketball legend’s helicopter crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles on Sunday.

Officials on Monday were still working to determine what caused the fatal crash. The Sikorsky S-76 aircraft went down in foggy conditions that prompted local police agencies to ground their helicopters around the same time.

Bryant’s private pilot Ara Zobayan was flying the helicopter when it crashed, reported multiple outlets.

He was an instrument-rated pilot and was qualified to fly in fog, reported Fox 5 San Diego.




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Old 01-27-2020, 01:31 PM
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My friend Tony sent this letter to a local newspaper asking their readers if Kobe made any impact to their community. Here's the letter Tony sent...

This is how this person make an attempt to have Kobe as part of my community.

In 2015 or 2016, a letter was written in care of the team he was playing for stating that this person enjoyed his work, and if we wished to share some words on behalf of a person I knew at the time where this person was undergoing some dilemmas, many of these situations were not of its making. This letter then stated that if a reply can be sent within the next month or so, it would be appreciated.

A reply was never received. And since that he is now dead, a reply to this request is very unlikely.

Thank you.


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Old 01-27-2020, 01:59 PM
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My friend Tony sent this letter to a local newspaper asking their readers if Kobe made any impact to their community. Here's the letter Tony sent...

This is how this person make an attempt to have Kobe as part of my community.

In 2015 or 2016, a letter was written in care of the team he was playing for stating that this person enjoyed his work, and if we wished to share some words on behalf of a person I knew at the time where this person was undergoing some dilemmas, many of these situations were not of its making. This letter then stated that if a reply can be sent within the next month or so, it would be appreciated.

A reply was never received. And since that he is now dead, a reply to this request is very unlikely.

Thank you.


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I think your post is thoughtless, pointless, and mean-spirited.
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I think your post is thoughtless, pointless, and mean-spirited.
Mean spirited is an understatement...to simply attack another human being on a personal level without credence is the low of the low.....nothing lower to me.

Read below of SOME of his works to help others....ALL are legitimate and not a scam among them. HE made a difference,

How to honor Kobe Bryant's legacy through the charities he supported - CNN
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Old 01-27-2020, 02:28 PM
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I think your post is thoughtless, pointless, and mean-spirited.
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Mean spirited is an understatement...to simply attack another human being on a personal level without credence is the low of the low.....nothing lower to me.

Read below of SOME of his works to help others....ALL are legitimate and not a scam among them. HE made a difference,

How to honor Kobe Bryant's legacy through the charities he supported - CNN

Ditto!



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Old 01-27-2020, 02:38 PM
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its a sad day for his family but, remembering ted kennedy as he eulogized bobby, 'my brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, no one is larger in death than in life.' compare w/ Report: Wife caught Kobe cheating | FOX Sports
hopefully bryant turned his life to the brighter side of the street
i understand he was a gifted b-ball player but we never knew the man - only his accomplishments on a tv screen
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My friend Tony sent this letter to a local newspaper asking their readers if Kobe made any impact to their community. Here's the letter Tony sent...

This is how this person make an attempt to have Kobe as part of my community.

In 2015 or 2016, a letter was written in care of the team he was playing for stating that this person enjoyed his work, and if we wished to share some words on behalf of a person I knew at the time where this person was undergoing some dilemmas, many of these situations were not of its making. This letter then stated that if a reply can be sent within the next month or so, it would be appreciated.

A reply was never received. And since that he is now dead, a reply to this request is very unlikely.

Thank you.


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Where are these trolls coming from? If you didn't like the guy that's fine. But why the need to try to tear him down after he was just killed in a tragic accident? Are your lives really that devoid of sympathy or joy?
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Tragic things like this makes one want to live every day to its fullest, cause you never know what's gonna happen tomorrow.
Live every day to it's fullest, because you never know what is going to happen tomorrow.

Rest in peace, Kobe.
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If you're interested, here are the tapes to Kobe's flight which include the radar of just his flight and audio with ATC. They were N72EX a Sirkorsky S76B helicopter. They departed Santa Ana (John Wayne Airport) and were following the 101 and was getting flight following service from Burbank Tower and then Van Nuys Tower. Normal VFR (Visual Flight Rules) is 3 miles visibility and 500' feet below clouds, this helicopter was operating under special VFR, which meant he only needed to be clear of clouds and 1 miles visibility. I believe they gave him a restriction to maintain at or below 2500 because of airport traffic and I think he crashed at 2400'. It looks more and more like weather was the cause and a pilot encountering IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) conditions.

Helicopter Sikorsky crashes north of Los Angeles | Extreme Weather - YouTube

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If this short video of Kobe playing Moonlight Sonata on the piano doesn't bring you to tears, nothing will.

Watch Kobe Bryant Perform Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" | The Breakfast Club
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Not that I actively disliked him, I just admit to never having been...a die-hard Kobe fan.

However, after reading of his almost unworldly drive to excel and the effort he put into everything he did, every single day...I have a huge new appreciation for the man.

His dedication to helping others and trying to be the best father he could...is something that every parent could learn from.
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from your mouth to God's ear,,, sincerely hope you're right
btw, 'been reported copter lacked cockpit voice recorder, black box, or collision warning system,,, odd considering basic $ + operating $
only know what's been reported
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:40 AM
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Kobe was great! Unfortunately there were, I think, 9 people killed in the crash. They were probable great also. RIP
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Old 01-30-2020, 11:38 AM
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...been reported copter lacked cockpit voice recorder, black box, or collision warning system,,, odd considering basic $ + operating $
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Cockpit voice recorder is important when there are two pilots who are discussing their actions and what goes into their decision making. This flight was a single pilot, don't see how anything would be picked up. Especially since aboard a helicopter most communications are done by intercom because of the noise.

Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) helps pilot avoid mid-air collisions with other aircraft by receiving other aircraft transponder information in close proximity. It's not for avoiding the ground.

Black Box would be important if there was mechanical failure as the cause, which it doesn't appear to be. The one item that might of helped would of been a Terrain Warning Sytem. By using GPS it can plot an aircraft location and then also bounces a radar signal off the ground and can tell if an aircraft is on a potential course to hit the ground by giving a 10 second warning, cost would of been about $40,000.
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