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.
According to the ADSB transponder data he was following the 101 Fwy to Thousand Oaks. Then suddenly turned and dropped rapidly. Last data point shows he was dropping at 4,000 FPM which is pretty extreme...
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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