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This image shows Kobe Bryant’s helicopter vanishing into fog before fatal crash

The photo comes from security footage provided by the National Transportation Safety Board

The photo comes from security footage provided by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The photo comes from security footage provided by the National Transportation Safety Board.
National Transportation Safety Board

A new image released from the National Transportation Safety Board showed Kobe Bryant’s helicopter vanishing into the fog just moments before the tragic crash killed Bryant, his daughter and seven others.

What happened?

  • The image shows the helicopter disappearing into the fog.
  • The image became public on Friday after the NTSB released a preliminary report into the helicopter crash of Kobe Bryant.
  • Business Insider said: “The report presented evidence that the engine of the helicopter did not fail, bolstering the theory that the pilot crashed after becoming confused in poor visibility.”

What did the NTSB report say?

  • According to The New York Times, the helicopter traveled at 184 miles per hour and forged its way through fog until it crashed.
  • The wreckage came about 127 feet away from the point of impact.
  • As I wrote about before, the report found there was likely no engine failure in the helicopter before the crash.
  • The NTSB report said: “The cockpit was highly fragmented. The instrument panel was destroyed and most instruments were displaced from their panel mounts. Flight controls were fragmented and fire damaged.”

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