Preliminary report of Kobe Bryants crash: no evidence of engine failure

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 Preliminary report of Kobe Bryants crash: no evidence of engine failure


Beijing News, Feb. 8, according to overseas news, AP and other media reports, local time 7, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Commission released a preliminary report, last months crash and led to the death of nine people including Kobe Bryant, the helicopter wreckage, no evidence of engine failure was found. The final report is expected to be published in one year.

According to the report, the engine seemed to be still running at the time of the crash, as severed branches were found at the scene of the crash. The main wreckage was about 39 meters from the impact site, where investigators found two engines, the entire fuselage, part of the cockpit dashboard and other key components of the aircraft, of which the dashboard was completely damaged.

The report also showed that the pilots last signal to the control center was to let the control center know that he was trying to climb to 4000 feet to get through thick fog or clouds.

However, radar data collected by investigators showed that the plane had only reached 2300 feet before attempting to turn left. Eight seconds later, the plane began to descend at a very fast speed, while trying to turn. Eventually, the plane dropped at 4000 feet per minute and then crashed into the mountains.

The NTSB is expected to conduct a full investigation to determine whether the crash was caused by a pilots fault or a mechanical failure. Since there are no black boxes on the helicopter, the committee needs to look for clues from the wreckage of the aircraft, and the final report will not be released until about one year later.

At about 10 a.m. local time on January 26, a helicopter crash occurred in California, USA, killing 9 people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old second daughter. Witnesses said that before the helicopter crash, there was heavy fog. It is understood that the accident model is Sikorsky s-76b helicopter, which was manufactured in 1991. Because of its comfort and safety, it is loved by celebrities. However, the NTSB also noted that the helicopter lacked TAWS (terrain awareness and warning system) designed to prevent accidental impact on the ground. According to the latest news, Los Angeles will hold a public memorial on February 24 for Kobe Bryant and other people killed in the accident, which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Source: responsible editor of Beijing News: Ma Wenjing, nbjs9027

At about 10 a.m. local time on January 26, a helicopter crash occurred in California, USA, killing 9 people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old second daughter. Witnesses said that before the helicopter crash, there was heavy fog.

It is understood that the accident model is Sikorsky s-76b helicopter, which was manufactured in 1991. Because of its comfort and safety, it is loved by celebrities. However, the NTSB also noted that the helicopter lacked TAWS (terrain awareness and warning system) designed to prevent accidental impact on the ground.

According to the latest news, Los Angeles will hold a public memorial on February 24 for Kobe Bryant and other people killed in the accident, which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles.