All wreckage from Kobe Bryant crash site recovered, being examined

Officials recover helicopter wreckage from Kobe Bryant crash

All significant pieces of the helicopter that crashed with Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others on board have been recovered from the wreckage area, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

“Examination of the main and tail rotor assemblies found damage consistent with powered rotation at the time of impact,” federal safety officials said in a release. “The initial point of impact consisted of highly fragmented cabin and cockpit debris.”

The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter crashed after flying in conditions that grounded other crews. It was not equipped with a flight data recorder. It was not required to have one.

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Officials said the main wreckage was found about 127 feet from impact.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

All significant pieces of the helicopter that crashed with Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others on board, have been recovered from the wreckage area, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday.
All significant pieces of the helicopter that crashed with Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others on board, have been recovered from the wreckage area, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. (National Transportation Safety Board/National Transportation Safety Board)