Kobe Bryant dead, private Sikorsky S-76 down

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Re: Kobe Bryant dead, private Sikorsky S-76 down

#101 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:07 pm

I meant former... i.e. medical ops in heli's etc.
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Re: Kobe Bryant dead, private Sikorsky S-76 down

#102 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:24 pm

More legal action...
Kobe Bryant’s widow is suing the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, last month.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles on Monday said the pilot, Ara Zobayan, was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions and should have aborted the flight. Zobayan was among the nine people killed in the crash.

The lawsuit names Island Express Helicopters Inc and also targets Zobayan’s legal representative, listed only as “Doe 1” until a name can be determined. Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit asserts that Zobayan was negligent in eight different ways, including failing to properly assess the weather, flying into conditions he wasn’t cleared for and failing to control the helicopter.
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/ ... pter-crash
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Re: Kobe Bryant dead, private Sikorsky S-76 down

#103 Post by Boac » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:20 pm

It is re-assuring and memory-triggering to occasionally glance at the thread in Rotorheads on TOP, where, despite the efforts of a mod to 'control' the dross, there is still constant introspection on what colour underpants the pilot may have been wearing or some other trivia (although the particular shade at the end of the sortie is not in doubt.) It reminds me why I am pleased to be allowed to roam here.

The guy crashed, killing himself and his pax. No recorders, nada. End of.

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Re: Kobe Bryant dead, private Sikorsky S-76 down

#104 Post by FD2 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:09 pm

Neatly summed up Boac. Now up to 750+ posts of opinion, speculation, argument and insult on TOP...and the NTSB findings are still to be released. It will start the shouting all over again when it is, because I don't think the NTSB will find a positive cause for the crash. No CVR, no FDR, probably nothing to be gleaned from the wreckage, so most likely nothing but speculation, which some expensive shysters, sorry, lawyers can get their teeth into.
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