(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) JUST IN: FAA & NTSB REPORT: A S – 76 Helicopter has crashed on Sunday near Calabasas that is reported to have killed five people including NBA Champion Kobe Bryant and his 13yr-old-daughter as an investigation is underway into the circumstances of the crash #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Jan.26: Editor says heres what we know so far of the incident: NBA champion dies not far from Los Angeles at age 41 no other survivors were reported in Calabasas incident: NBA legend involved in crash 9.44pm GMT “This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement earlier, Reuters writes. 

#AceNewsReport – Jan.26: Editor says heres what we know so far of the incident: NBA champion dies not far from Los Angeles at age 41 no other survivors were reported in Calabasas incident: NBA legend involved in crash 9.44pm GMT “This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement earlier, Reuters writes. 

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The Guardian news, [Jan 26, 2020 at 21:50]
Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers star killed in helicopter crash  – live updates: https://clck.ru/M4avi – #Kobe_Bryant #NBA #Basketball #Sport #US_sports


First responders put out the flames of the crash site, Los Angeles County Sheriff said, posting a picture of a fire truck and smoke emerging from the brush in a ravine. 9.33pm GMT: There are no indications yet as to why the helicopter carrying Bryant crashed on a hillside in Calabasas, California, near Malibu on the outskirts of Los Angeles: Smoke could be seen rising from the crash site. A press conference is planned for 2pm local time (5pm ET), which may shed more light on what has happened. #FAA statement on the helicopter accident near Calabasas, California. pic.twitter.com/99px31BvfF 

https://t.me/the_guardian_news/136117
The Guardian news, [Jan 26, 2020 at 21:50]
Kobe Bryant: LA Lakers star killed in helicopter crash  – live updates: https://clck.ru/M4avi – #Kobe_Bryant #NBA #Basketball #Sport #US_sports


First responders put out the flames of the crash site, Los Angeles County Sheriff said, posting a picture of a fire truck and smoke emerging from the brush in a ravine. 9.33pm GMT: There are no indications yet as to why the helicopter carrying Bryant crashed on a hillside in Calabasas, California, near Malibu on the outskirts of Los Angeles: Smoke could be seen rising from the crash site. A press conference is planned for 2pm local time (5pm ET), which may shed more light on what has happened. #FAA statement on the helicopter accident near Calabasas, California. pic.twitter.com/99px31BvfF 

CNN Breaking News, [Jan 26, 2020 at 21:44] Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, was also killed in the California helicopter crash, along with her father and th… https://t.co/9uTLNCTfsl – https://t.me/sky_news/11542

Sky News, [Jan 26, 2020 at 21:50] U.S. media reports Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna is also among the dead following the helicopter crash in Calabasas

U.S. basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash outside Los Angeles Sunday, media reports say.Bryant was reportedly one of five confirmed dead in the crash in Calabasas: The 41 year-old Bryant played 20 years in the National Basketball Association and is the game’s fourth highest scorer: via Voice of America – English Published: IFTTT, [Jan 26, 2020 at 20:51] https://ift.tt/38HdRTD 

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` US Commercial Drones fly around the `Globe ‘ taking ` Publicity Photos’ without Permission from Federal Aviation Authority ‘

#AceWorldNews WASHINGTON (AP) – A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture.

But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration’s permission first. “No, we didn’t get it cleared, but we don’t get our pop flies cleared either and those go higher than this thing did,” a team official said when contacted by The Associated Press.

The drone flights ceased the next day.

The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and asked not to be named.

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“Homeland Security says `Flying Spy Drones’ inside the `US’ could be next step to Public Safety”

#AceSecurityNews says `DHS Wants to use Spy Drones Domestically for ‘Public Safety

Spy DroneThe United States already uses surveillance drones on its borders, but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said during a hearing on Wednesday that flying unmanned aircraft inside the US could be the next step to ensuring “public safety.”

Sec. Napolitano weighed in on the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles during this week’s Committee on Homeland Security and suggested that implementing UAVs for domestic surveillance could the next step in the United States’ amazingly accelerating drone program.

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently considering ground rules that will outline how the FAA can govern domestic drone use, and by 2020 they expect to see 30,000 UAVs soaring through US airspace. Speaking before a House panel on Wednesday, though, Sec. Napolitano suggested that deploying UAVs proactively to put an extra set over locales nowhere near America’s border may in fact be the next move.

“With respect to Science and Technology, that directorate, we do have a funded project,” she said. “I think it’s in California, looking at drones that could be utilized to give us situational awareness in a large public safety [matter] or disaster, such as a forest fire, and how they could give us better information.”

In a transcript of the secretary’s testimony made available after her address, Napolitano admits that the US has expanded their use or surveillance drones on America’s border with Canada in recent years, now letting UAVs monitor 950 miles of Washington State’s boundary line.

Despite growing opposition from the American public of drones largely centred over privacy objections, the United States has continuously ramped up its drone program in recent years, both domestically and abroad. During the Hackers on Planet Earth conference in New York City earlier this month, activists with the Electronic Frontier Foundation said that US military now owns around 7,500 drones, which makes up around one-third of the Air Force’s entire arsenal.

“The FAA can give drone licenses to any agency that can prove that they can use them safely,” the EFF’s Trevor Timm told the crowd. Despite dozens of permits being handed out to law enforcement agencies and educational institutions in recent years, though, neither the security nor safety of these aircraft are believed to have been fully examined. In just the last few weeks, a Texas professor hacked a UAV in front of representatives from the DHS and, separately, a military drone crash-landed just outside of Washington, D.C.

Despite these incidents, the FAA and DHS are still spearheading an accelerated drone program.

Given Sec. Napolitano’s latest statements, though, the domestic use of drones for proactive surveillance could be coming sooner than previously though.

 

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