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    RIP Kobe B

    Tragic
    Life is way to short
    I never liked ideas of helicopters flying
    Condolence to his family and friends
    Sad for newborn child.
    It’s sad enough this happened to him but when she was included,it’s more heart breaking.Shes so young and hadn’t lived her life yet

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    CNN posted camera footage from someone who witnessed the last few seconds of the flight. Holy shit it was horrifying.

    I was at Snowbird when someone told us. Incredibly sad that at least two or three teenage kids died.
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    I'll surely catch shit for saying so but I don't trust helicopters. Not a bit. I know, the old fart technophobe again.

    Went heliskiing in Portillo Chile and the heli rides scared the crap out of me. First ride I thought we were going to crash into the side of a mountain and it took me a while to get used to how the heli maneuvered. Never really got comfy. And I never got over the fact that if the rotors lose power the heli has the flying ability of a large rock.

    At least an airplane has wings and you might be able to glide down; in a heli you are dead.

    RIP Kobe and daughter really a horrible and very sad end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    CNN posted camera footage from someone who witnessed the last few seconds of the flight. Holy shit it was horrifying.

    I was at Snowbird when someone told us. Incredibly sad that at least two or three teenage kids died.
    That video is fake. The fog was so think nobody could see the helicopter


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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLSKIING View Post
    That video is fake. The fog was so think nobody could see the helicopter


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    Ah. Interesting. It is now gone from CNN so it must have been a hoax that the local affiliate took. And I did find the video on YouTube and you can see that the weather, terrain, color of the chopper, and other details are quite different. Not to mention that the people are speaking a non-english language.
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    This is seems to be sadly similar to what happened to Stevie Ray Vaughan back in 1990.
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