Likely Causes of Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash to Be Revealed

Federal safety officials are expected to announce the long-awaited probable cause or causes of the tragedy that unleashed worldwide grief for the retired basketball star.

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In this July 26, 2018, file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Federal safety officials are expected to vote Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, on what likely caused the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others to crash into a Southern California hillside last year, killing all aboard. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the year since the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant crashed into a hillside on a foggy morning, killing all nine aboard, there has been plenty of finger-pointing over the cause or causes of the tragedy. Bryant’s widow blamed the pilot. She and relatives of the other victims also faulted the companies that owned and operated the helicopter. The brother of the pilot didn’t blame Bryant but said he knew about the…

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