Officials Set Date For Probable Cause Announcement of Tragic Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board has finally set a date to announce their investigative findings from the tragic helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others.

The investigation has been worked on for over a year, but it wasn’t until this week when they stated it will formally announce its findings at a virtual board meeting that will be live-streamed to the public on Feb. 9th.

Days after the crash in January 2020, the NTSB said preliminary findings showed no outward evidence of engine failure.

The crash took the lives of Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, as well as Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Payton Chester and Sarah Chester.

The aircraft’s pilot Ara Zobayan, who also pershed in the crashed, has been widely criticized for flying on a day where fog was so blinding that Los Angeles county grounded all of their helicopters that morning.

Officials announced that Zobayan could’ve become disoriented while in thick fog as he was on record stating he was going to climb above cloud layer, only to go down and posibly not even know it until it was too late.

Further tests including an autopsy on Zobayan showed no traces of alcohol or drugs in the pilot’s system during the crash.