Kobe Bryant death: Probe finds no signs of outward engine failure in helicopter crash

Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any outward evidence of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and the others died in the January 26 crash in Calabasas, California.

The group was flying to a girls basketball tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy. Gianna’s team was coached by Bryant and was playing in the tournament.

A witness told the NTSB that the helicopter was flying forward and downward through the fog before it crashed right into the hillside.

The witness said he saw the helicopter for one to two seconds before it hit the hill.

The helicopter’s instrument panel was destroyed in the crash and most of the devices were displaced, according to the NTSB’s investigative update. The flight controls were broken and suffered fire damage.