RIP Kobe Bryant

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  1. jonderrs7

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    Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California today. I am not a fan of basketball by any means but grew up watching Kobe Bryant and man could he play. Too young, too.
     
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    Awful. Wife and 4 kids left behind.
     
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    Now it's being reported his 4 girls may have been on the chopper
     
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    I just read that after this post. oh man.... :bigcry:
     
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    Was Kobe a pilot as well? I haven't seen any confirmed report of this, but for it to be true he would have had to be the pilot as well.

    Hope those rumors prove false.
     
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    I am happy that I will never fly in a helicopter again. Had over 20 rides over and back in a helicopter on fires, never felt safe till I was off the ship. There is a reason why they do a special briefing and make people aware of the hazards.
     
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    This makes me sick. My dad was a career Marine and hated helicopters. When he was stationed at Pendleton in Ca he got into a crash in a chopper. Broke out a bunch of his teeth. Told us he would never get on one again...Ive never ridden on one and dont plan on it.
     
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    Sounds like his 13 year old daughter Gianna was on board as well as one of her teammates and a parent of the teammate. They were headed to his daughters basketball practice.

    Tragic....
     
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    So sad. Prayers sent to everyone involved. We just never know.


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    Very surreal situation. The Pro Bowl became an afterthought, they canceled the coverage of the X games. I don’t remember a celebrity death with this much coverage in my lifetime (I’m sure Princess Diana and John Lennon we’re similar, but before my time).

    The press conference with the Sheriff confirmed 9 dead total. Lots of details still to come out.

    Very sad. Kobe was very enjoyable to watch on the court.


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    Earnhardt's death in 2001 was equivalent to this. Completely different circumstances but the impact was tremendous. First time I cried for someone I did not know.

    I hate that in this tragedy, that the other 7 are left in the shadow of Kobe and his daughter. There's a lot of grief out there tonight for more than just the sports world.
     
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    I am not a basketball fan and never have been but even at that, Kobe's career and legacy transcended basketball. Even worse is that his daughter was with him... terrible news.
     
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    I forgot about that, I was actually watching that race.


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    Not too downplay any death but I feel tremendously bad for the lone remaining Altobelli daughter and son that wasn't on the helicopter with their father, mother and other sister. In a blink their entire immediate family gone besides eachother.
     
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    I ride in helicopters on a pretty regular basis. Over 100 times in the last year, never have I felt unsafe. I put a lot of trust into our mechanics, our pilots, and my own knowledge of the weather and operations. Its too early to have any definitive answers, but I know what likely caused the crash and if I am right, it was 100% avoidable, which makes this that more upsetting.


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    what do you think the cause is ?
     
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    Flying in poor visibility with a low cloud ceiling. Pilot probably flew into inadvertant instrumental meteorlogical conditions, (flying visual flight rules) became disoriented and crashed (controlled flight into terrain).


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    I was actually just reading something online about it and it was bad weather and very heavy fog that day so that makes sense.
     

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