100 thoughts on “New Information Emerges About Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant | TODAY

  1. With as much of pain as a sympathy… I'm asking this: 1. WHY NOT FLIGHT RECORDER??? 2. WHY NOT BLACK BOX??? What are topics then hold on board of that helicopter?? Mafia?? what??

  2. This makes zero sense to me…I heard a little thud and plexiglas breaking really or the fact we want any and all pictures that would disprove what we tell yall…think people

  3. looking at the crash site, they didnt die immediately. they were crushed and burned alive. for them to go down like this is painful

  4. Mate when your grounded you stay grounded,but then again there’s an unfortunate thing called fate,we’re all going to go ,somewhere and somehow,RIP…..

  5. Wait a second this math don’t add up

    When he was in the sky on camera the helicopter was black then on the ground when it crashed it was blue and white?

  6. What GOD has ordained shall come pass .. so heartbreaking for this souls…may God grant them good place in heaven… we will alws miss u forever cherished#Legends never die❤r.ip.mamba &the others on board we all dwellers of this planet soon we will leave as well😢😢

  7. It appears but is not this is a cover up what about the witnesses that said before the crash they heard a sputtering sound, this is some cover up bull, lies run deep back home in LA, now they are showing a helicopter that who knows what helicopter it is…. I smell a big rat in all this and big shots behind it. If NYPD was involved they would be on to suspects by now, and don't go on about a navigation device, stick with what was said IT WAS SPUTTERING BEFORE IT CRASH DONT IGNORE THAT WITNESSES LA IS SO CORRUPT..

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  9. After listening to all of the info gathered thus far, I'd have to assume that the pilot deliberately crashed the helicopter in an intentional attempt to end the life of Kobe!

  10. That George Bush crap oh a helicopter, I don't believe that man his story sounds suspicious, he is an attention seeker.It appears but is not this is a cover up what about the witnesses that said before the crash they heard a sputtering sound, this is some cover up bull, lies run deep back home in LA, now they are showing a helicopter that who knows what helicopter it is…. I smell a big rat in all this and big shots behind it. If NYPD was involved they would be on to suspects by now, and don't go on about a navigation device, stick with what was said IT WAS SPUTTERING BEFORE IT CRASH DONT IGNORE THAT WITNESSES LA IS SO CORRUPT..

  11. The pilot had a decision to make with the bad weather. Just unfortunate he decided to make the wrong one at that moment. Need to just let Kobe, Gianna, the Altobelli’s, the Chester’s, pilot Zobayan, and Mrs. Mauser all Rest In Peace! 🙏🏼😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

  12. Nobody knows forsure if they died on impact or because of a potential fire that broke out. It is all still just speculation until that black box is studied.

  13. This wasn't controlled flight into terrain as news reporters like to claim, blaming the pilot (ie clueless flying through fog). That has been ultimately debunked by the last ADS-B broadcast from the helicopter itself. It had a vertical rate of negative 4000 feet per minute. A helicopter with its engines out, relying solely on autorotation of the main rotor for lift, has a descent rate which is half that. The heli plummeted for at least 15 seconds at that rate AND THEN hit the hillside. This only happens if the main rotor becomes useless, for one reason or another. Whether it be through detaching (already happened on this model) or inverted flight due to technical or pilot error. The credence for the latter is offered that the dive began right after a turn to the left and the old sound engineer witness suggested that there was no rotor noise (usually significant) on impact due to its high rotational energy. He noted: "as if it fell rotor-first".

     Secondly, being too low for VFR flight following is not the same as being too low. It just means that the hillside is blocking radar contact and ATC guidance. Stop misrepresenting the only facts available, jfc.

  14. Listen everyone, Every Soul Shall Taste Death. He should or shouldn't don't Help. When it is your time to go, no one is going to let you know except Almighty God. Have a wonderful day.

  15. The reason the plane crashed was that they where to low and all the other helicopters were canceled due to the fog 🌫 and if there where to land they would crash into the mountain but R.I.P KOBY 🏀🏀🏀⛹🏾⛹🏾⛹🏾⛹🏾⛹🏾🏟🏟🏟 what he was known for


  17. A pilot taking off in foggy weather should calculate the risk that when he arrives at a busy airport there will be stricter procedures and more separation minima required which will make holding longer. And once you are into clouds with zero visibility, you can be easily disoriented if you are not fully alert. Unfortunate

  18. i know kobe and gigi not the only person was in that heli. but i dont like to fool myself that i care more about kobe n gigi. dont like to be fake or something

    i pray for everyone of them tho

  19. Pilot might had a heart attack or any condition that suddenly made him uncontrolled,So ttheres no mayday have been recorded..jst theory.

  20. I believe @Janae Supernova meant "aircraft." Let's not be backbiters. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. At the end of the day, none of these discussions are going to console the grieving families.

    After reading excerpts from an NBC online article below – regarding the crash – it is my hope that Kobe Bryant's final legacy will be to force the FAA to give in to the sensibilities of mandating ALL COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFTS, regardless of type, to have:
    1) Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS)
    2) The TWO Flight Recorder Boxes:
    – Flight Data Recorder (FDR)
    – Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)

    As with most anything, lobbyists – or, as I like to call them: bribers and blackmailers – likely work tirelessly to "incentivize" the FAA to NOT mandate the above noted safety and recording devices in certain aircrafts. Probably due to the "burden of costs" associated with acquisition and implementation of said devices (roughly $100,000, give or take).

    Interesting sidenote…
    The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Stratford, Connecticut. It was established by UKRAINIAN –American aviator Igor Sikorsky in 1923 and was among the first companies to manufacture helicopters for civilian and military use.

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the agency of the United States Department of Transportation responsible for the regulation and oversight of civil aviation within the U.S., as well as operation and development of the National Airspace System. Its primary mission is to ensure safety of civil aviation.

    Time for the FAA to "put (their) money where (their) mouth is," and do what is right for the safety and well-being of all who – as United Airlines stated from 1934 to 1970 – "fly the friendly skies."
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    FAA overruled safety system that 'could have helped' in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
    By Alex Johnson and Diana Dasrath
    Jan. 28, 2020, 8:01 PM EST
    Updated Jan. 28, 2020, 8:40 PM EST

    Jennifer Homendy, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, told reporters Tuesday that the helicopter (Sikorsky S-76B) didn't have a Terrain Awareness and Warning System, or TAWS, which warns pilots when aircraft get too close to terrain.

    The NTSB has previously recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) require helicopters like the one that crashed Sunday to incorporate the technology, but the FAA declined, she said. Aviation safety experts have said TAWS have saved countless lives.
    "Certainly, TAWS could have helped," Homendy said, but she said she couldn't conclude that its use could have prevented this crash.

    NTSB records show that the board called on the FAA in March 2006 to require that all U.S.-registered turbine-powered helicopters certified to carry at least six people be equipped with TAWS.

    The request was made in response to the fatal crash of a very similar helicopter, a Sikorsky S-76A++ with 10 people aboard, in the Gulf of Mexico in March 2004.

    According to the regulatory records, the FAA instituted the requirement for air ambulances and other medical helicopters — but not for all such helicopters. After years of discussion, the NTSB objected in July 2012 to what it called the FAA's "unacceptable response."

    The record was closed in September 2014 with a notation from the NTSB that "unfortunately, the final rule does not require operators to install TAWS on all existing and new US-registered turbine-powered rotorcraft certificated for six or more passenger seats, as recommended." The NTSB called the FAA'S final rule an "unacceptable action."

    Bryant's helicopter¹ also didn't have a so-called black box² recording system, which isn't required on such aircraft.

    (Just FYIs in case some did not know:
    ¹Bryant did not own the helicopter.
    ²The "black box" is actually painted bright orange with strips of reflective tape attached to the Flight Recorder Box's exterior.)

    (Homendy) said the NTSB will release a preliminary report, outlining facts of the crash but not any findings or safety recommendations, within 10 days. A final report isn't expected for as long as a year and a half.

    In addition to Bryant and Gianna, 13, others who died in the crash were Ara Zobayan, 49, the pilot; Christina Mauser, 38, an assistant basketball coach at Bryant's academy; John Altobelli, 56, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa; his wife, Keri Altobelli, 46; their daughter Alyssa Altobelli, 13; Payton Chester, 13, who played on Bryant's basketball teams; and her mother, Sarah Chester, 45.

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    Prayers for the families of all who died. Please, Heavenly FATHER, do not let their deaths be in vain; but rather, let good come from this bad; and other lives be saved. In the Name of YOUR Son – our Lord and Savior, Jesus; amen. 🙏🏻

  21. Why was there no voice recorder or black box?…I'm starting to think this was purposely done..hopefully not but it's just horrific 😔

  22. Stop blamming people because we dont know what time accident come……
    Lets proceed …and keep safe every one….🙏🙏🙏🙏

  23. Someone didnt have the patience to fly over the highway or someone thought they were confident enough to make it through the fog or someone had to get to the practice on the shortest path. Big mistake.

  24. I'm pretty sure if the pilot said IT WAS NOT SAFE TO FLY..kobe would have been ok with it. 100% pilots fault and the controller who approved it

  25. If I would to think of it, it is really their time. Whether it's expected or unexpected, we really need to be prepared for our death.

  26. Dont wanna say anything negative about Kobe but the distance wise, it was completely drive-able. you could leave a lil early if the traffic was a concern.. That's what normal every day people do as there is no luxury option to take a private chopper. Sometimes having too many options increse the chance of your death.. wish they didnt take that flight. So sad..

  27. Watch the crash video people you can see a piece come off the helicopter and then it starts to spin. That is a tail rotor issue guys. Fog does not make a helicopter spin like that, it was a mechanical failure. Have a pilot review the video and watch carefully.

  28. On the ground the weather is usually completely different to what’s 100 feet up, it can seem calm at ground level and have 70mph winds up there, banks of low cloud etc

  29. Try to trace cellphones from the passengers. I think there’s a little evidence or photos, video recording or voice recording or message that help to know or the reason of helicopter crash😇☹️😭😭

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