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.
There were clues at the crash site indicating that the rotors and engine were working normally before the crash.
Investigators say that they found it hit a tree before the ground. The rotors slicing through a three-inch branch means the blades were turning before the crash. We've also learned it will take more than a year to finish the investigation.
Only time will show what exactly happened on that tragic day. One thing is for sure, weather conditions were horrible, and something inexplicable happened when the pilot tried to lift the helicopter above the bad weather.