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Authorities in charge of investigating Kobe Bryant's helicopter wreckage have come up with new information regarding the crash.


The authorities in charge of examining the helicopter wreckage in which Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died, have come up with new information in regards to the reason for the crash.

According to ABC News, the wreckage investigators say there is no evidence suggesting helicopter engine failure — this means the focus of the investigation will switch to the pilot and the weather conditions.

According to the report, there are no signs that the helicopter engine or rotors failed. Everything appeared to be functioning prior to the crash. Several witnesses who were close to the wreck site, recall that they remember hearing an entirely typical sound of a helicopter — nothing that would suggest something is malfunctioning.

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