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Former NBA player Shannon Brown arrested after firing rifle at couple

Former NBA player Shannon Brown has been arrested for aggravated assault after an incident at his home in Georgia.The alleged incident, which took place on May 2, occurred when a couple looking for homes in Tyrone, Georgia noticed a “for sale” sign in Brown’s front yard. Interested in touring the house, the couple noticed Brown’s […]

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How Kobe Bryant’s pilot got special permissions to fly

Moments before the crash, the Kobe Bryant pilot, Ara Zobayan received SVFR clearance (special visual flight rules clearance) according to audio recordings between the pilot and air traffic control. The SVFR clearance allows a pilot to fly in weather conditions worse than those allowed for regular visual flight rules. Pilots sometimes request SVFR clearance mid-flight […]

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Kobe Bryant chopper dropped more than 2,000 feet a minute

The helicopter that crashed over the weekend in California killing nine people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, dropped more than 2,000 feet a minute and was in one piece until impact into a hillside, a National Transportation Safety Board member said Tuesday. The helicopter was at 2,300 feet in the air when it lost communication Sunday […]

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Freaky 2012 tweet predicted Kobe Bryant’s helicopter death

As news of 41-year-old basketball legend Kobe Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist, passing away in a helicopter crash sent shockwaves across sports fraternity, the Mamba fans and supporters gathered to pay homage to one of the most celebrated basketball players in the history of the sport. The Sikorsky S-76 chopper he was […]

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Kobe Bryant’s helicopter attempted to climb to avoid fog before crash

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a layer of cloud, an accident investigator said on Monday. The pilot had asked for and received special clearance to […]

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Investigators to probe if fog downed Kobe Bryant’s helicopter

Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft. A Sikorsky S-76 chopper owned by Bryant slammed into a steep hillside outside the town […]

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Basketball legend, Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the helicopter manifest indicated that nine people were on board when […]