Kobe Bryant death: NTSB, authorities provide update into helicopter crash

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Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the LA County Sheriff's Office provided an update in the investigation into a helicopter crash that killed NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others.

The NTSB called the crash a "high energy impact," based on the descent rate of the helicopter. They said the helicopter did not have a terrain awareness warning system and missed clearing the top of the hill by 20 to 30 feet.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Office also confirmed the identities of at least four of those killed, including Bryant, after the information was released by the coroner.

Officials said the investigation is still ongoing and they are trying to determine how the crash occurred.


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I'm glad that she called out the FAA for being presented with recommendations that could of saved lives but were never incorporated.

Author — rebecca smith


This women, the official, is very professional, very good interviews. Good to know we have people, like her, on the teams managing these tragic accidents. Has to be stressful. Good job, well done - in her “communications” capacity.

Author — Susan Thursdays


Her press conference was well-done and with the appropriate demeanor for the tragic situation.

Author — Jackie Brown


This poor woman looks exhausted she probably hasn't slept and she cant un see these scenes..😔

Author — That Girl1


I am not a big fan of basketball but I admire Kobe eversince. When I heard the news, my heart breaks. I cried everytime I watch videos from the news. Its difficult to accept. He is an Icon. He inspires many Filipinos when he visited Phillippines 6x just to show his support to all those who love basketball.
RIP to Kobe and Gigi and to all who died in the crash. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Author — Mai Lorenzo


This is still not real I just want to wake up please someone pinch me.

Author — RockWell


This is how an air accident should be investigated, Iran.

Author — Jack P


Heart Broken about this Weekends Loss i heard Kobe and Gianna went to Church Earlier that Morning.And Took Communion. May they be Part of the First Ressurection.

Author — Kevin Poole


Stay inspired and keep your love one close and forgiveness is grand🙏

Author — King David


“Decent to impact” about 1 minute
terrifying 1 minute for all the victims

Author — Robert Ybarra


People gotta stop blaming the pilot no one knows wat happened. Everyone died on that helicopter including the pilot, he can’t defend himself or explain wat happened.

Author — soula kay


How did the safety and inspection record “paper” survive that fiery crash?!

Author — Alex Mikhailov


Man this is so sad I pray for everybody spirit on that helicopter....I couldn't imagine what they were thinking and feeling💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 to know u about to die u cant be comforted !! God please Bless they families and their souls😥😥😪😪

Author — 34lakeisha


I feel so bad for the wife she must be heart broken 😔😣😖😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💔

Author — Heed7709


Strong beautiful intelligent woman!...you inspire all woman!...thank you!..what you see must be so hard along with so many others..shout out to the fireman of LA county..and all over the world

Author — Colleen Cleland


The FAA rejected the recommendations. No surprise. The FAA simply promotes and represents the manufacturers now.

Author — Bradley Smith


I think something good is going to come out of this tragedy, all I hear from people is how they will reach out to loved ones or take time out for family. Because this was a shock to the world! Even Shaq stated that he is going to” take time out in his life”

Author — Marilyn Cruz


Big tragedy rest in peace all the 9 people killed and the condolence for the family

Author — Haydee Soto


So meny lives are afected from this tragedy im sending prayers for ALL

Author — Jennifer Hewitt


My condolences to those who lost family and friends in this tragedy, R.I.P God bless their soles and their family 💔💔💔

Author — Andrew gholami