LOS ANGELES – According to the NTSB, the helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the pilot and 6 others on January 26, was not caused by ‘catastrophic internal failure’, Reuters reports. The helicopter was on its way to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, when it crashed into a hillside
LOS ANGELES – Although Ara Zobayan – the pilot flying the helicopter that tragically crashed last Sunday – was certified to fly by instrument with low to no visibility, the helicopter charter company Island Express Helicopters was not, sources close to the investigation told NBC News. The helicopter flew while LAPD helicopters were all grounded,
CALABASAS, CALIFORNIA – NBA Star Kobe Bryant died at the age of 41 when his private helicopter crashed Sunday morning in the Calabasas City area, California. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant was also on board the helicopter. She did not survive the crash. Nine people were killed in the crash – the pilot, Kobe Bryant,
SULAWESI, INDONESIA – An Indonesian Mil Mi-35 helicopter collided with a car during a failed takeoff on Monday January 6, 2020 in northern Sulawesi – Indonesia, the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said. The head of the BNPB – Lieutenant General Doni Monardo – was on board the helicopter. There were no personal injuries.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – A Taiwanese Black Hawk Helicopter with 13 people on board – including the crew – crashed on Thursday, killing 8 people. 5 people survived the crash. Among the passengers was also Taiwan’s top military official General Shen Yi-ming. He did not survive the crash. The helicopter crashed in the mountains of northern