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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo firefighters work the scene of a helicopter crash where former NBA star Kobe Bryant died, in Calabasas, Calif. Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any outward evidence of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill,File)

Kobe Bryant helicopter had nearly cleared blinding clouds

Feb. 7, 2020 11:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant and eight others was almost out of blinding clouds when he suddenly plunged and crashed into a Southern California hillside, investigators and aviation experts indicated. Ara Zobayan had told air traffic control he was...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 26 de enero de 2020, los bomberos apagan restos del helicóptero que se estrelló en la localidad de Calabasas, California, causando la muerte del exbasquetbolista Kobe Bryant y de otras ocho personas (AP Foto/Mark J. Terrill, archivo)

Timeline of copter flight that killed Kobe Bryant, 8 others

Feb. 7, 2020 4:41 PM EST

A timeline of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others in Southern California on Jan. 26. All times are approximate: 9:06 a.m. -- The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter departs John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana en route to Camarillo, northwesttof Los Angeles. The direct distance is about 79 miles (127...

Air traffic controllers honored for helping F-16 land safely

Feb. 6, 2020 12:38 PM EST

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Three air traffic controllers in New Hampshire are being honored for saving an F-16 aircraft and its pilot from danger in 2018. Poor weather prevented the aircraft from landing at its home base in Burlington, Vermont, and it only had enough fuel remaining for 15 minutes of flight. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. The downing of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran highlights the limits of the civilian arm of Iran's government against the absolute power of the Shiite theocracy and the paramilitary forces beneath it. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

Feb. 3, 2020 6:43 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, despite days of denials by the Islamic...

This undated photo provided by Group 3 Aviation shows helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan, who was at the controls of the helicopter that crashed in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, killing all nine aboard including former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Location is not provided. (Group 3 Aviation via AP)

Kobe Bryant helicopter lacked recommended safety device

Jan. 28, 2020 10:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control as the aircraft plunged into a fog-shrouded...

In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (24) hugs his daughter Gianna on the court in warm-ups before first half NBA All-Star Game basketball action in Toronto. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and several others are dead after their helicopter went down in Southern California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash

Jan. 27, 2020 11:50 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed near Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before plunging more than 1,000 feet (305 meters) into a...

In this photo from video, Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, China dumps fuel over Los Angeles before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Fire officials say fuel apparently dumped by the aircraft returning to LAX fell onto an elementary school playground. A fire department tweet says firefighters are assessing

Aviation experts puzzled after airliner dumps fuel over city

Jan. 15, 2020 7:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some aviation experts said Wednesday that they were puzzled after the crew of a commercial airliner decided to dump fuel at low altitude during an emergency landing, causing a vapor to fall on schoolyards and neighborhoods east of Los Angeles International Airport. “No one is...

Iran investigators say crew of Ukrainian jetliner that crashed did not call air-traffic controllers about any problems

Jan. 9, 2020 12:58 AM EST
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran investigators say crew of Ukrainian jetliner that crashed did not call air-traffic controllers about any problems.

Officials ID 3 killed in November plane crash near Vegas

Jan. 8, 2020 12:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three people killed in a fiery small plane crash in a remote area near Las Vegas in November were a retired air traffic controller, his wife and mother-in-law, authorities said Wednesday. Gregory Steven Akers, 60, Valeriya Slyzko, 48, and her mother, Nina Morozova, 71, died of multiple...

In this image made from video provided by the Prince George's County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, a firefighter walks around the scene of a small plane crash in the Lanham neighborhood, Md., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. The small plane crashed in the Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital Sunday, hitting a home's carport and killing at least a person aboard the aircraft, authorities said. (Prince George's County Fire/EMS via AP)

Maryland police identify pilot killed in plane crash

Dec. 30, 2019 3:56 PM EST

LANHAM, Md. (AP) — The New York pilot who died when his plane crashed into a suburban Washington, D.C., home was communicating with air traffic controllers before impact, a federal investigator said Monday. But it wasn't immediately clear whether Gordon Allen, 61, of The Bronx, reported any problems to...