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No engine failure in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, preliminary report says

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 16:03:27-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of engine failure, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Jan. 26 crash killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star, his teenage daughter and seven others.

The helicopter crashed into a mountain outside Los Angeles.

The NTSB is investigating the crash, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn't expected for at least a year.