The reason for the helicopter the crash that killed basketball legend, Kobe Bryant has been linked to foggy conditions and the chopper’s maintenance history.
In the course of investigation on Monday, the federal investigation of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others have revealed the reasons, which has made experts question the pilot for flying in the fog.
According to other sources, it’s still unclear if weather played a role in the crash. Although, Sunday morning visibility was so poor that both the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and Police Department grounded their choppers.
National Transportation Safety Board member Jennifer Homendy said, as investigation continues, more facts are unfolding, which will also lead to a review of flight records and collection of other data from the helicopter’s operator to help determine how it slammed into a hillside near Malibu.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has revealed that, the process of gathering evidence and recovering the bodies from the wreckage will be difficult.
They also stressed that, the chopper crashed in rugged terrain and the limited roads to access the site have been flooded with onlookers.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner Jonathan Lucas also stated that, recovery and identification of the nine victims is expected to be completed over the next few days,.
Occupants of the helicopter before the crash were: Kobe Bryant his daughter, Gianna; John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College and his wife and daughter, Keri and Alyssa.
According to Katrina Foley, the mayor of Costa Mesa, California. Mauser was an assistant coach to Bryant in youth basketball.
Girls basketball coach Christina Mauser was also among the victims in the helicopter crash.