Kobe Bryant News

National Safety Board Urges Helicopter Manufacturers to Add Crash-Data Recorders

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio and images, after former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash …

Pilot in Helicopter Cash That Killed Lakers Star Had No Drugs, Alcohol in System

The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in …

Kobe Bryant’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Helicopter Operator

Kobe Bryant’s widow sued the owner and operator of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month as she publicly mourned their deaths Monday in an emotional public …

Kobe Bryant’s Death Throws Spotlight on Crash-Warning System

The crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant has led to calls for crash-warning systems to be installed in more helicopters, but regulators and pilots worry that the instrument can trigger too many alarms and prove distracting. “Another warning …

Kobe Bryant Copter Company Had 2 Other Fatal Crashes in 35 Years

Island Express Helicopters Inc., the California-based charter company involved in Sunday’s crash that killed retired basketball star Kobe Bryant, has been involved in four previous crashes over the past 35 years, two of them fatal, according to government records. While …

Cause of Kobe Bryant Copter Crash Unclear; Flight Approval Under Review

The helicopter carrying retired basketball star Kobe Bryant and eight others had been cleared to operate in deteriorating weather but not the dense clouds into which it apparently flew shortly before crashing, according to investigators and flight data. The Sikorsky …

Are Tattoos Copyrightable? NBA Video Game Maker Sued for Using LeBron, Kobe Body Art

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over its depiction of tattoos belonging to National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in a popular video game. In a complaint filed on Monday in …