Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash may have become disoriented in heavy fog, NTSB says

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FILE PHOTO: Sherriffs and officials investigate the helicopter crash site of NBA star Kobe Bryant in Calabasas, California, U.S., January 27, 2020. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – U.S. federal safety investigators said on Wednesday that the pilot of a helicopter that crashed in foothills near Los Angeles, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant and seven others, likely became disoriented in the fog.

The findings came in a so-called “public docket” released by the national Transportation Safety Board as it investigates the January crash. The NTSB has not yet released it’s final report.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler

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