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NTSB releases footage of Calabasas helicopter crash

The crash scene reportedly spans 500-600 feet
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Posted at 11:10 AM, Jan 28, 2020

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released new videoof the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of nine people in Calabasas over the weekend, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

NTSB investigators have been on scene since late Sunday.

During a press conference Monday, NTSB investigator Jennifer Homendy said the crash scene spanned 500 to 600 feet.

"There is a impact area on one of the hills. And the, a piece of the tail is down the hill, on the left side of the hill. The fuselage is over on the other side of that hill. And then, the main rotor is about a hundred yards beyond that," Homendy said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says deputies are working to keep the scene secure.

NTSB investigators are expected to be on scene throughout the week.

Another press briefing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday.


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