Kobe Bryant

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Holly1972
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:14 pm

He was killed in a helicopter crash today. :cry:
It’s been reported on all news outlets
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:50 pm

https://sports.yahoo.com/reports-kobe-b ... 37553.html
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/26/us/calab ... index.html

A tragedy for the families of all five people killed in the crash.
Kobe and his wife just had a 4th daughter this past summer; Vanessa has been through so much with him (like the rape case), and now having to raise a new baby alone.... :cry:
ETA: It is now reported that his 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also killed. Terrible.
stark
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Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:22 pm

Unlike the crazy rules horse racing has, the NBA makes you wait several years after retirement for HOF induction, Kobe would've been eligible this year.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
TapitsGal
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:21 pm

It sounds like the cause of this crash may stem from negligence...the chopper is reported to have been flying in fog and weather conditions that grounded other choppers
stark
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:37 pm

TapitsGal wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:21 pm
It sounds like the cause of this crash may stem from negligence...the chopper is reported to have been flying in fog and weather conditions that grounded other choppers
Excerpt from CNN report...

The helicopter was operating under "special visual flight rules," according to an air traffic control conversation with the pilot, captured by website LiveATC.net.
An SVFR clearance allows a pilot to fly in weather conditions worse than those allowed for standard visual flight rules (VFR).
The Burbank Airport control tower allowed the helicopter to proceed northeast, following the Interstate 5 highway, using the SVFR clearance.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:35 pm

"...The Burbank Airport control tower allowed the helicopter to proceed northeast, following the Interstate 5 highway..."

What? That helicopter supposedly left from John Wayne Airport after picking up baseball coach John Altobelli and his family. It was following the 101 west on their way to Thousand Oaks for the girls' basketball game when it appeared to veer south, crashing in a hilly area near Las Virgenes Rd. south of the 101 in Calabasas. :?
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stark
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:47 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:35 pm
"...The Burbank Airport control tower allowed the helicopter to proceed northeast, following the Interstate 5 highway..."

What? That helicopter supposedly left from John Wayne Airport after picking up baseball coach John Altobelli and his family. It was following the 101 west on their way to Thousand Oaks for the girls' basketball game when it appeared to veer south, crashing in a hilly area near Las Virgenes Rd. between Calabasas/Agoura Hills and Malibu. :?
That quote makes sense for the beginning of the flight, not the end.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:22 pm

Kind of glad "Laker Jet" didn't win the 8th race at Santa Anita yesterday, conspiracy theorists would've had a heyday.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:48 pm

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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