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Kobe helicopter pilot may have been disoriented by fog before crash, report says

Kobe helicopter pilot may have been disoriented by fog before crash, report says

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside LA in January, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all 7 others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday. Ara Zobayan reportedly radioed to air traffic controllers that he was climbing to 4,000 feet to get above clouds when, in fact, the helicopter was plunging toward a hillside where it crashed.

Timothy
Timothy
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

Pilots can fly by instruments in such cases, and he should have know his height limit to avoid peaks and such. Just saying. Not being able to see is not a death sentence unless you are not paying attention.

OrKos world
OrKos world 3 months

Cobe owned that helicopter and he was friends with the pilot. Foggy day he could have driven just sayin.

Heather
Heather 3 months

How is this newsworthy? Fog is disorienting even in the ground, that's why pilots must be IFR rated to fly in adverse weather. If he wasn't completely comfortable with his abilities on instruments, he should have been professional enough to refuse to fly.

John W
John W 3 months

Helicopters in fog are not 100% safe. I doubt the pilot had a death wish. đź’© Happens. So do car accidents in fog.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 3 months

This is like the third time I’ve seen this story on here

Fin
Fin 3 months

Gee ya think

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