Sad situation in any case.... you hate to hear about someone being killed while they are out having a good time. I have to believe a lot of the information about the crash was hushed .... probably a product liability case in the works... and they don't want to have any misinformation flying around... Other than the price....I can't see why people want to run Bravos.... every product site I visit has some sort of "upgrade" for those easily broken things. You never see upgrades for Speedmasters... or Arneson's.... or Weismann's... etc. I guess the fact that you don't need a trans and they are lots cheaper is the factor. Sad to think that your life can end because of some longevity issue. I surmised a long time ago that they were trouble since you had to "shower" them with water.... Sounds pretty mickey-mouse to me.