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Report: No outward engine failure in Bryant helicopter crash

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 15:21:34-05

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 outward engine failure.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on Friday.

The helicopter crashed into a mountain outside Los Angeles on Jan. 26. NTSB is investigating the crash, including any role heavy fog played, and a final report isn’t expected for at least a year.

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