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Probe: No outward engine failure in Bryant helicopter crash

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of outward engine failure.

That's according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Jan. 26 crash killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star, his teenage daughter and seven others. The helicopter crashed into a mountain outside Los Angeles.

The NTSB is investigating the accident, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn't expected for at least a year. A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed into the hillside.

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  1. What the NTSB will take a year to announce, is that the helicopter was not as properly equipped as it could have been to avoid such an incident, albeit flying legally; and, that the ultimate error was the pilot’s, who simply did not climb soon enough, by seconds. He could even have stopped forward motion first. The air traffic controller may hold some responsibility as well. All in all, too many people to ready to please bosses and celebrities taking too many risks, calculated or otherwise.
    The crash speaks for itself. Short of mechanical failure, all responsibility ends with the captain of the ship.

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