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Dramatic Pictures Show Fire Engulfing Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter After It Crashed Killing The NBA Star, His Daughter And Seven Others

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These dramatic pictures have revealed the moment Kobe Bryant’s helicopter exploded in a fireball after it crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California, killing the NBA legend, his 13-year-old daughter Gigi and seven others.

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The photos, taken in the aftermath of the crash by a witness show the flaming wreckage of the helicopter after it plunged 1,000 feet into a hillside on Sunday.

The witness said he saw ‘helicopter parts flying everywhere’ after the aircraft emerged from ‘out of the fog’ and exploded in a ‘huge fireball’.

Before the crash, Pilot Ara Zobayan had told air traffic controllers that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer.

Dramatic pictures show fire engulfing Kobe Bryant

On Monday, an accident investigator said the pilot asked and received special clearance to fly in heavy fog just minutes before the crash and was flying at 1,400 feet when he went south and then west.

Authorities also revealed that there was no black box on board but instead an iPad which was used for flight itinerary.

Dramatic pictures show fire engulfing Kobe Bryant

Pilot Zobayan asked for air traffic controllers to provide ‘flight following’ radar assistance but was told the craft was too low for that assistance, Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board said.

About four minutes later, ‘the pilot advised they were climbing to avoid a cloud layer,’ she said. ‘When ATC asked what the pilot planned to do, there was no reply. Radar data indicates the helicopter climbed to 2,300 feet and then began a left descending turn.’ The wreckage was found at 1,085 feet.

Dramatic pictures show fire engulfing Kobe Bryant

Homendy said last radar contact was around 9.45am. Two minutes later, someone on the ground called 911 to report the crash.

The helicopter, which left Santa Ana in Orange County, south of Los Angeles, shortly after 9 a.m., was heading to the Mamba Academy near Thousand Oaks, California when the chopper went down in Calabasas, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Dramatic pictures show fire engulfing Kobe Bryant

All nine people on board the aircraft, including the NBA legend and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died.

NTSB investigators went to the crash site in Calabasas on Monday to collect evidence. ‘The debris field is pretty extensive,’ Homendy said. ‘A piece of the tail is down the hill,’ she said. ‘The fuselage is on the other side of that hill. And then the main rotor is about 100 yards beyond that.’

Dramatic pictures show fire engulfing Kobe Bryant

The witness who saw the helicopter come down, and took the pictures of the flaming wreckage, told The Sun that: ‘One of the helicopter doors landed about 10 to 15 feet away from us. Helicopter parts were flying everywhere. There was very little left of the helicopter.’

Dramatic pictures show fire engulfing Kobe Bryant

Some experts suggested that the pilot might have gotten disoriented because of fog but Homendy said investigating teams would look at everything from the pilot’s history to the engines. ‘We look at man, machine and the environment,’ she said. ‘And weather is just a small portion of that.’ 

 

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Trump Wanted His Daughter Ivanka To Be His 2016 Vice Presidential Running Mate : New Report Alleges

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US President, Donald Trump, wanted his daughter, Ivanka Trump, as his vice-presidential running mate during the 2016 election, a report by The Washington Post published on Monday, September 28, alleges.

According to the Washington Post, in an upcoming book by former Trump deputy campaign chair Rick Gates, “Wicked Game,” that will be published October 13, during discussions about selecting a running mate, then-Republican presidential candidate Trump said to a group of top campaign aides, “I think it should be Ivanka. What about Ivanka as my VP?”

“She’s bright, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and the people would love her!,” he added, according to the Post.

Trump wanted his daughter Ivanka to be his 2016 vice presidential running mate - New report alleges

According to the paper, then-presidential candidate Trump was so keen to the idea of Ivanka as a vice-presidential pick and “cool to other options, including then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, that his team polled the idea twice,”

Ivanka told her father it was not a good idea leading Trump to chose Pence after he gave a “vicious and extended monologue” about former President Bill Clinton and Trump’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton at a breakfast event.

Trump wanted his daughter Ivanka to be his 2016 vice presidential running mate - New report alleges

Ivanka, serves as a senior adviser to her father in the White House and has been a prominent fixture during her father’s political career.

Trump, has often praised what he sees as his daughter’s political talent, suggesting in August that his daughter would be a better presidential candidate than California Sen. Kamala Harris, calling the Democratic vice presidential nominee “incompetent.”

“I want to see the first woman president also, but I don’t want to see a woman president get in to that position the way she’d do it, and she’s not competent, she’s not competent,” he said during a rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

“They’re all saying, ‘We want Ivanka.’ I don’t blame you.”

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Lionel Messi Named The World’s Most Marketable Athlete For 2020 Ahead Of Cristiano Ronaldo

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Lionel Messi has been named No 1 in SportsPro’s 2020 list of the World’s 50 Most Marketable Athletes.

The Barcelona superstar and six-time Ballon d’Or winner claimed the top spot ahead of Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo who was placed in second spot.

American basketball star LeBron James, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, and Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu completed this year’s top five, with Bianca named as the top-ranked female athlete.

According to SportsPro, this year’s 50 Most Marketable (50MM) Athletes list is powered by Nielsen’s proprietary athlete marketability assessment methodology. The methodology draws on vast amounts of social media data to generate an Athlete Influencer Score comprising four key data points: relevance, reach, return, and resonance.

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John Mahama Sprays Money On The Massive Crowd As He Tours Berekum | WATCH

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The NDC Presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama in the course of his campaign tour has visited Berekum in the Bono Region today 28th September 2020.

John Mahama in the middle of his street cavalcade pulled wads of cash from his car and gave it to some of the crowded party adherents on the streets.

The streets of Berekum was packed as the Mahama passed through to a durbar ground where he would meet the Berekum Traditional council.

The National Democratic Congress-NDC led by its aspirant has put on their full armor of promises and ‘Politricks’ so much to win back the trust of the electorates to vote for them come December 7th, 2020.

It was not long ago that John Mahama addressing people during his tour of Kpando in the Volta Region, stated that his government will legalize the commercial operation of motorbikes (Okada) when voted into power in 2021.

“Our law says okada is illegal, but it is a reality it has come to stay and you can’t stop it. So, I say when we come into the office, we legalize it but we will regulate it.”

Anyone interest in pursuing an okada business will be trained and also educated to obey all needed traffic regulations, John Mahama stated.

Mahama again speaking on Woezor TV, said NDC if voted into power will build more mortuaries in Zongo Communities – a campaign promise that has landed him in serious moments in the hands of Ghanaians.

Graduating from making futile assurances to voters to spraying bundles of cash on teeming NDC supporters at Bono Region has generated an uproar. It’s the topic on the discussion table on social media now.

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