Kobe's Private Heli Was Believed To Be Safe
Kobe Bryant was famous for using his Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a type that has a strong safety record
The helicopter was said to be traveling to Bryant's Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball practice with his daughter Gigi and few of his friends when the crash occurred.
In statements, the FAA said it would investigate the crash, and the National Transportation Safety Board said it has a team responding to the crash site.
His particular helicopter (N72EX) was produced in 1991. As per FAA records, it was acquired by Island Express Holding Corp., a private helicopter transport organization. It was not promptly evident whether Bryant would contract the helicopter or rented it full-time.
The S-76 was first planned as a medium helicopter for corporate transportation, particularly inside the oil business
Meanwhile, the identities of the other three victims were not immediately known.
Bryant's helicopter was a Sikorsky S-76, a type that has had a relatively good safety record since its first flight in 1977.
Actual crash site of Kobe Bryant's helicopter
These might be the final photos of him before the tragedy.
Watch the flight path here:
Source: Manila Bulletin Online
Fake Video Claiming To Show Chopper That Killed Kobe Was Taken In UAE Two Years Ago
A video claiming to show the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna is now going viral on the internet. This is fake news.
The footage was actually taken here in the UAE in 2018 that clipped a mountain in Ras Al Khaimah where four members on board were devastatingly killed.
Social media users are calling the uploader to take down the video.
And here is the actual shot of Ras Al Khaimah helicopter accident posted 12 months ago.