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Feb 10, 2021

177 Final NTSB Report: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Explained & What Pilots Can Learn from It

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177 Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash explained and what GA pilots can Learn from It. Max plays clips from the 4-hour NTSB Board meeting on Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash. The pilot's decision to continue flight under VFR and into IMC resulted in the pilot's spatial disorientation and loss of control. The pilot’s likely self-induced pressure and plan continue continuation bias were also factors.

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NTSB Calabasas, CA Helicopter Crash B-Roll
NTSB Investigative Webpage
Additional investigation-related images
NTSB: Abstract of the Final Report
NTSB Board Meeting: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash
NTSB: Links to the accident docket and other publicly released information
Risk Factors Associated with Weather-Related General Aviation Accidents

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