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NTSB launches 'Go Team' to investigate deadly Calabasas helicopter crash

Nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter, were killed
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Posted at 9:19 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 12:19:43-05

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is working to organize teams that will specifically investigate “areas of interest” following Sunday’s helicopter crash in Calabasas that killed nine people, including NBC legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter.

NTSB investigators were expected to arrive at the crash site Sunday evening.

The agency calls its Safety Board Go Team, which can include more than a dozen specialists, “Simple and effective: Begin the investigation of a major accident at the accident scene, as quickly as possible, assembling the broad spectrum of technical expertise that is needed to solve complex transportation safety problems.”

The cause of the crash remains unclear, but the Weather Channel reports there was fog in the area at the time.

While the corner has not released the identities of any of those on board, some of the victims have been identified.

Along with Kobe and Gianne Bryant, a college baseball coach, youth basketball coach and a woman and her daughter were also killed.