Calabasas California, Helicopter Crash, Jan 26, 2020: NTSB Meeting


NTSB Meeting: Feb. 9, 2021, Calabasas California, Helicopter Crash

This is the flight that killed Kobe Bryant.

The NTSB launched a Go Team to the site of a helicopter crash in California. On January 26, 2020, about 0947 PST, a Sikorsky S76B helicopter, N72EX, crashed into hilly terrain near Calabasas, California. A post impact fire ensued and resulted in a brush fire. The eight passengers and one pilot on board were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed.

Jennifer Homendy was the Member on scene, and Bill English is the Investigator-in-Charge.

All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board.  The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.  

If you want to see the visuals, you can go to or watch the YouTube video posted on the NTSBgov channel. 

An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at  The full final report is available at

The docket for the investigation is available at

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