Crash mystery: Bryant’s helicopter has an excellent safety record

The death of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter in a helicopter crash has left a mystery. A witness told the New York Times: ‘The weather conditions were not good and the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was still determined to take off and crashed at low altitude.

Crash mystery: Bryant's helicopter has an excellent safety record

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In memory of the 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star, people everywhere have expressed their condolences. However, it will take some time to find out the real cause of the incident.

Reported that the helicopter has a good safety record, many important people have chosen to travel with the Sikorsky S-76B, with Queen Elizabeth II used helicopters belong to the same series.

From the information available so far, professionals are quite critical of the reliability of the Sikorsky S-76 series helicopters, so the question is whether the mission is justified.

Newsweek noted that the aircraft was built in 1991 and can carry 12 people. The twin-turbine engine is highly protected in terms of performance and safety.

It has been reported that Bryant often flew the helicopter to and from his home and Staples Center stadium when he played for the Lakers.

It was said to be foggy on Sunday morning, but the plane was given special permission to fly visually. However, the crew in charge of the final decision on flight safety, or decided to take off.