Several of the pilots that TMZ spoke with claimed that Kobe’s pilot should have gone up to clear the fog, rather than down. To that end, they said the pilot could have slowed down to almost a stop as he turned, but didn’t.
It’s clear that the pilot was unaware of the mountains ahead as he would ascend the fog without question. However, what’s been done cannot be changed now, but it’s certainly unfortunate for everyone on board and their families that they will leave behind. It’s nothing other than a tragedy.