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Kobe Bryant crash pilot disoriented in clouds, agency says

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Safety investigators say the pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter flew through the clouds, an apparent violation of federal standards, and likely became disoriented. Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said Tuesday that pilot Ara Zobayan was flying under visual flight rules, which means he needed to be able to see where he was…

Two People Killed in Single-Engine Plane Crash

This morning, the National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating a deadly plane crash in Baldwin County. Loxley Fire Chief Tony Lovell confirms two people died in a single-engine plane crash Tuesday night on Interstate 10 near Styx River. The U.S. Coast Guard said local air traffic control received a distress call about an aircraft going down. A Coast Guard…

FAA: Small Plane Crashes in Selma with Two People Aboard

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Piper PA-32 crashed two miles southwest of Craig Field in Selma Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened about two miles southwest of Craig Field at around 4:40 p.m. Officials with the FAA are headed to the scene to begin their investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident….

NTSB: No Outward Engine Failure in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of outward engine failure. That’s according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The Jan. 26 crash killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star, his teenage daughter and seven others. The helicopter…

NTSB says Bus Involved in South Alabama Crash was New

An investigator says the charter bus involved in a fatal crash in Alabama was new and making only its second trip. Pete Kotowski of the National Transportation Safety Board briefed the media on the early stages of the investigation Wednesday. Authorities say bus driver Harry Caligone was the only person to die in the crash, which happened early Tuesday on…