apparently It was not an engine failure, which was the cause of a helicopter with the american basketball legend Kobe Bryant on board in January, crashed near Los Angeles.
this was stated by The U.S. National Council for Transport safety (NTSB) on Friday.
- all The visible parts of the engines shows no signs of a catastrophic internal error, it says in a preliminary report from the NTSB.
All nine people on board, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was killed when the helicopter of type Sikorsky S-76B hit into a hillside in foggy weather the 26. January.
the Helicopter burst into flames upon impact, and the NTSB can still not exclude the possibility that a mechanical error was at fault in the accident.
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Photo: Danny Moloshok/Ritzau Scanpix
the Studies of the brandbeskadigede parts of the engines has not yet been completed.
expected to go for at least a year before the final report from the NTSB about the accident is clear.
at The top responsible for the NTSB Robert L. Sumwalt, reports that investigators already have gathered considerable knowledge about the accident.
- And we are convinced that we will be able to determine the cause as well as all the factors that have contributed to this, so we can make safety recommendations that could prevent accidents like this from happening again, he says in a statement, according to the news agency dpa.
The poor visibility at the time of the accident is one of the conditions, which is also being investigated. In addition to fog in the area was the cloud cover is also very low.
the Pilot, who was experienced and also had a license as a director, navigated without the use of instruments, from the helicopter took off to the crashed, illuminating the NTSB.
Kobe Bryant was in his active career with the Los Angeles Lakers one of the biggest sports stars in the UNITED states, and he is considered one of the best players in the NBA through the ages.
He was together with the other passengers in the helicopter on the way to a youth tournament in basketball, when the tragedy occurred.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter were hailed during the Super Bowl. Photo: ANGELA WEISS/Ritzau Scanpix
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