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US Lawmakers Push for New Helicopter Safety Equipment after Kobe Bryant Crash

Spectators gather near the scene of a helicopter crash that reportedly killed retired basketball star Kobe Bryant in Calabasas, California. (Image: Reuters)

Spectators gather near the scene of a helicopter crash that reportedly killed retired basketball star Kobe Bryant in Calabasas, California. (Image: Reuters)

The new equipment includes terrain awareness and warning systems and crash-resistant flight data and voice recorders.

  • Reuters
  • Last Updated: June 11, 2020, 11:05 PM IST
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A group of Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would require new safety equipment on helicopters that carry six or more passengers in the wake of a crash that killed NBA star Kobe Bryant in January.

The new equipment includes terrain awareness and warning systems and crash-resistant flight data and voice recorders.

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