We now have a bit of information in regards to the helicopter crash that killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant as well as seven others.
On Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report that stated wreckage from the helicopter last month did not show any evidence of engine failure.
The group was simply flying to Mamba Sports Academy, but thick fog caused issues and the pilot would end up slamming the helicopter into a hillside in Calabasas, California at a high rate of speed.
Via The AP:
“The helicopter’s instrument panel was destroyed in the crash and most of the devices were displaced, according to the NTSB’s investigative update that was released Friday. The flight controls were broken and suffered fire damage.
Investigators believe that since a tree branch at the crash site was cut, it appears the engines were working and rotors turning at the time of impact.”
The victims’ deaths have been ruled an accident by blunt trauma, according to the Los Angeles County coroner.