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Going Direct: Kobe Bryant Crash Fallout. Three Things The Public Still Doesn’t Get

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 With the mammoth celebration of Kobe Bryant’s life in the history books, the hard questions about the crash that killed nine last month in Calabasas, California, are here. The memorial to Bryant and the others who lost their lives in the crash took place on Monday in downtown L.A. The event was attended by the biggest stars in the sport and some of the biggest stars in the world, from Beyonce to Shaquille O’Neal, all of whom were there to pay their respects to the retired basketball player and to the eight other victims, including Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. 

As new information surrounding the crash has come to light, it has become increasingly clear that the mishap was a result of a killer as old as aviation, continued VFR into IMC, that is for the non-pilots out there, continued flight by visual reference in clouds that obscure the outside world to the pilot.

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