Investigators say no sign of engine failure was showed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

The helicopter was 100 feet (30 metres) from clear skies before crashing into a hillside

Federal investigators said no sign of engine failure was showed in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash.

Following, from ESPN:

“The veteran pilot, Ara Zobayan, came agonizingly close to finding his way out of the clouds.

He told air traffic control he was climbing to 4,000 feet (1,219 meters). He ascended to 2,300 feet (701 meters), just 100 feet (30 meters) from what camera footage later reviewed by the NTSB showed was the top of the clouds.

But rather than continuing higher, Zobayan began a high-speed descent and left turn in rapidly rising terrain. He slammed into the hillside at more than 180 mph (290 kph) and was descending at 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) per minute.”

Source: ESPN.

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