Kobe Down on Millennium Trail in Helicopter Crash

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by da big hills, Jan 26, 2020.



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  1. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    sad day Kobe his wife and daughter crashed in their copter on the millennium trail up the hillside near the bark park.
    RIP Kobe and fam.
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Megatower?
    I had not heard that wife and daughter were aboard too. Damn...
     
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  3. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo & Intense Primer
    I have read his wife was NOT on board. He was taking his 13 year old daughter to a travel league basketball game. No word on the other 3 fatalities, though obviously one of them is a pilot.

    As of 3:12 pm, new reports say there may be as many as 9 on board.
     
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  4. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    that was the original report, false.
    here is the location, right at the fork, right to the pyramid sbacks, left to Calabasas Gun Club road

    Screen shot 2020-01-27 at 4.56.48 PM.png
     
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  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
  6. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Horrible.

    I witnessed / one of first on scene a small plane crash and explosion & fire right in front me some years past... Killed 2...It was not easy, took a long time to process....

    This whole matter is so sad.

    Take care....
     
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  7. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity The Smash
    Horrible indeed. I can't imagine what those guys must have witnessed when they got close (and what First Responders see constantly). That has to stick with you.

    I've driven by a couple times, including today, and was selfishly happy to see that they have the trail completely closed. Not just the crash site, but all access points to the loop are blocked off, some with police presence. I'm sure the lookieloos will make their way up there eventually, but it least it's not geting ravaged for now. They also essentially bulldozed a road from the actual road to the crash site, that, while unsightly, is at least helping preserve the trail from getting thrashed being used for recovery efforts.
     
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  8. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    Yeah, I feel for the riders. I saw the carnage up close after a C130 crash when I was in the military. It is something they will never get over.
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Megatower?
    He is correct. It's not a Kobe Bryant story - it's the loss of four families and loved ones. Virtually everyone I talk with is one or two degrees of separation from at least one of the people who were on board. For me, it's the baseball coach Altobelli. My former AD is the assistant coach of the OCC team and had to meet with the team to tell them the news. I've run into sooooo many people who knew the girls from basketball, or the baseball coach, or the basketball coach, or who know the brothers or sisters of one of the victims. The sports community is tight down here, and the Bryants, Altobellis and others were a big part of their schools, churches and neighborhoods.

    The bikers who came upon the wreckage saw things that will haunt them forever. Stuff that usually only first responders and military have to see. I feel bad for them as well.

    :(:(:(:(:(
     
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  10. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  11. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    DBH, you might want correct the misinformation.

    The families noted that misinformation around this tragedy was a painful addition to their loss.

    TIA.
     
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  12. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Yep.

    @Mikie - This is one thread that should get pared down and locked...
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Megatower?
    The thread title is disrespectful IMO. Sounds like he crashed while mt biking.
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Hey Guys,
    Help me in my ignorance. I guess I'm not seeing anything intentionally disrespectful.
    There has been lots of tragedies discussed on the site. I'm confident we are far from mainstream media.
    Please help me understand what I'm missing.
    I'll change the title to better fit the situation.
    Thanks!
    :)Mikie
     
  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    We are far from mainstream media- for now. But a webpage like this lasts "forever", and can pop up in a search. Although this thread does not, searching for "mountain biker Kobe crash" brings back the morbid MTBR thread near the top. That's gonna leave a great taste for bikers in his wife's mouth...

    The first statement from his wife mentioned the amount of misinformation that quickly spread immediately after the tragedy... There are several posts in this thread which shared that same misinformation, including that his wife was dead.

    Up to you, of course. Just pointing out that you're small taters today, but someday you might be a big media spud.
     
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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Well.... I can guarantee you I'm a spud. :unsure:
     
  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    You're our spud. :D
     
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