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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntsb/albums/72157712875522717 or watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/f9ZkIDVEunA posted on the NTSBgov channel.
An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://go.usa.gov/xsxU8 The full final report is available at https://go.usa.gov/xs8jz
The docket for the investigation is available at https://go.usa.gov/xAuAM
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