Phones, electronic devices hold clues to crash of Bryant helicopter


Phones, electronic devices hold clues to crash of Bryants’ helicopter

Transportation Safety Board, on Friday are turning to the travelers’ personal electronics
for potential answers with no black box recorder aboard the helicopter that crashed on January in Calabasas, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, investigators with the National.

Investigators hoped the passengers’ cellphones and the pilot’s iPad could help them better understand the chaotic last moments of the flight before the chopper slammed into a hillside in foggy conditions.

Experts said the helicopter was flying low enough that the activities of the electronics were likely captured by cellphone towers.

The pilot of the Sikorsky S-76B, Ara Zobayan, made his last communication with air traffic control as he climbed to 2,300 feet heading toward Camarillo in heavy clouds on Jan. 26.

Investigators are seeking to reconstruct what led him to suddenly bank left and descend rapidly just before the crash.


Source: News Agency of Nigeria