Skip to comments.Kobe's Sikorsky appeared to be climbing and turning around
Posted on 01/26/2020 2:53:27 PM PST by Duke C.
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It looks like the pilot was trying to come down on blacktop somewhere and then the heli went straight into a hill.
The only reprieve is that it was fast.
9 people on it total.
No official statement on who other than Bryant. Coroner’s office will announce later.
4000 fpm with a sputtering engine. Not a controlled descent.
Climbing? Descending at 4,000 fpm don’t sound like climbing to me. Thanks for the info.
Are you always a dick? Or just today?
> 4000 fpm with a sputtering engine.
And the thing had two engines.
4000 fpm = 45mph, I would have thought that was survivable
and Ive never heard a turbine “sputter”
He had climbed from 1100 to 2000 then suddenly dropped like a rock. Data is in the replay window.
4000 fpm descent?! It was dropping like a rock!
A fire was started on impact, I believe.
Oh. Was I being disrespectful???
Sad, their last moments were pure terror.
The worst part isn’t you dying, it’s knowing in your last moments that a family member(s) is also going to die. The horror of it all.
the turnabout at Pasadena: waiting for ATC Burbank/VanNuys?
passenger capacity 13? or 9?
Maybe loss of control due to IFR running into IFR conditions - sudden climb then rapid descent seems more like loss of control than engine failure.
Exactly. Really sad.
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