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Federal Investigators Say Don't Expect Quick Answers In Crash Which Killed Kobe Bryant, Eight Others

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Federal investigators are cautioning they won’t have quick answers as to what led to Sunday’s helicopter crash in Calabasas which killed NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other people.

National Transportation Safety Board Investigators say they expect to be on scene in Calabasas for about five days, collecting physical evidence and doing interviews.
 
They say the debris field on a mountain above Las Virgenes Road is large, covering a 500 to 600 foot area.  
 
 
Jennifer Homendy, with the NTSB, says while many people are asking whether the weather was a key factor in the crash, they will look at everything. 
 
She notes that the chopper didn't have a black box.  They aren't required in a helicopter of this type.
 
 
The crash scene remains closed to the public, but LA County Sheriff’s officials say with some people trying to hike into the area, they’re using ATV’s and horseback patrols to keep people off the rugged mountainside.