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Vanessa Bryant Sues LA Sheriff Over Helicopter Crash Photos

LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County sheriff claiming deputies shared unauthorized photos of the crash that killed her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. …

U.S. Board Urges Helicopter Manufacturers to Add Crash-Data Recorders

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images, after former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash …

Deadly Air-Ambulance Crash Revealed Widespread Safety Lapses

An air-ambulance helicopter crash in Ohio last year that killed three crew members revealed sweeping safety lapses and rule violations, federal accident investigators concluded Tuesday. The Survival Flight Inc. copter slammed into a wooded hillside in southeastern Ohio during snow …

Families Sue Helicopter Company in Deadly Kobe Bryant Crash

LOS ANGELES — Family members of four passengers killed in a helicopter crash with Kobe Bryant and his daughter have joined the NBA star’s widow in filing wrongful death lawsuits against the companies that owned and operated the aircraft. The …

Kobe Bryant’s Widow Sues Helicopter Operator for Fatal Crash

Kobe Bryant’s widow sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in California last month, killing the retired basketball legend, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others. Vanessa Bryant is seeking compensatory and punitive damages from Island Express Helicopter Inc. for …

Helicopter Company in Kobe Bryant Crash not Certified to Fly in Poor Visibility

The charter company whose helicopter crashed and killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others on Sunday was not certified to fly in conditions requiring pilots to fly using only cockpit instruments, media reports said. Island Express Helicopters, …

Pilot of Bryant Helicopter Tried to Avoid Heavy Fog

CALABASAS, Calif. — A veteran pilot who plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said. But even experienced pilots may have …

Hawaii Tour Helicopter Crash Kills 6, Leaves 1 Missing

HONOLULU — The search for the final person missing after a Hawaii tour helicopter crash killed six is expected to resume Saturday depending on weather, officials said. There are no indications that anybody survived the crash, authorities said Friday night …

Video Believed to Show Helicopter Flying Erratically Before NY Crash

The helicopter that slammed into the roof of a Manhattan high-rise building on Monday was apparently captured on video minutes earlier flying erratically and investigators are trying to determine whether the pilot should have taken off in the decaying weather. …

Probe Into First Aircraft Crash Believed to be Caused by Drone

A helicopter’s crash landing in South Carolina this week may have been triggered by a civilian drone, which would make it the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S. The incident on Wednesday involved a student pilot and …