Kobe Bryant Crash-- Risk by the Numbers

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in the crash of a chartered Sikorsky S-76B helicopter on January 26th, 2020. This high-profile crash, which killed his daughter Gianna and seven others, is causing a re-examination of how Part 135 helicopters are operated. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli examines the risks.

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Who does your graphics? Buy him a cup a coffee and charge it to Blancolirio... he's killin' it! ;-)
Good stuff Paul. Juan.

Author — blancolirio

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The irony about flying in fog is that the weather nearly always clears up and sunny by the time they put you in a body bag

Author — 1greenMitsi

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Eventually the aircraft becomes 100% safe because no one can afford to fly it... 😂😂

Author — Cristian B777 pilot

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I shuddered when you said “Thirty years ago, in 1990”...man I’m getting old!

Author — golfnovember

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" If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter, therefore, unsafe."

Author — john hanrahan

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Paul, that’s one of the best videos I’ve ever seen, period.

Author — Stuart Midgley

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"30 years ago in 1990"

WHY YOU GOTTA DO ME LIKE THAT MAN

Author — entropy11

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Really well articulated, I’m glad you mentioned the importance of the low and slow missions that do carry risk but there is simply no other machine that can do the job.

Author — Michael Clarke

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As a 135 helicopter pilot, I approve of this message.

Author — Joseph Cooper

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I’ve binged a lot of aviation videos since Kobe’s crash, this is hands down the best. Outstanding work sir!!

Author — Chris Ohrugo

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Who else is binge watching aviation safety & training videos while in self-isolation?

Author — LanceCampeau

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You forgot to mention the amazing work of Aircraft Maintenance - Part 43 in the circle of safety.

Author — R San

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All Kobe’s Pilot had to do was land it in an empty parking lot and say
“This weather is not safe.”

Author — Him Bike

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That folks is a professional aviation report by someone who really cares!

Author — Roof Man

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2:33 don't forget the airline manufacturer engineers and technicians, airline maintenance, and all the other people that make part 121 Airline flying safe besides the pilots.

Author — gmcjetpilot

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Fantastic video, the calendar with the crashing airliners really drove home your point.

Author — e n

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TAWS wouldn't help correct loss of spatial orientation.

Author — Mort Homer

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So well explained, especially for those scared of flying
Well done

Author — Ruediger Sonntag

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Your odds of dying in a helicopter accident greatly increases when you take a helicopter across town for basketball practice.

Author — Cory S

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Whenever we fly, I remind my wife that the drive to the airport is the most dangerous part of the trip.

Author — sooke54