Nismo Owners Car Club
OK 2020 F-ing sucks. RIP Kobe Bryant and his daughter. Such a tragic loss.
Hitting the ground at 185mph??Still trying to wrap my head around this tragic event from a Kobe fan perspective, as well as, from a parent of two young girls that have me wrapped around their fingers. Too, too unreal!
Now I'm hearing reports that one of the towers was communicating with the pilot and said, "you are still flying to low for the area you're in" (paraphrasing). Which make me believe that #1- pilot was lost in the fog due to spatial disorientation, #2- pilot was handling mechanical emergency, or both. Last telemetry reported showed the helicopter hitting the ground at 185mph and descending at a rate of 4K ft/sec.
Anyway, all this information will not bring anyone back.
Correct, that was my typo. 4,000ft per minute, which equates to roughly 45mph of vertical speed.Sad news. It's always sad to hear about kids dying in accident like this one.
Probably damage or CFIT.
4k ft/sec of vertical speed is impossible in this case. 4k ft/minute is more realistic.