CALABASAS, CA - JANUARY 26: In this handout photo provided by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, emergency crews respond to a helicopter crash that reportedly killed former NBA player Kobe Bryant on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California. Five people have been confirmed dead in the crash in the Calabasas hills, among them former NBA star of the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant. (Photo by LASD via Getty Images)

Heavy fog was very likely a factor in the fatal helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others on Sunday. The foggy conditions were severe enough that local police agencies grounded their helicopters on Sunday.

According to reports, Bryant’s private helicopter was given a special clearance to fly from air traffic control.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the crash site in Calabasas, CA to try to determine the cause.

Kurt Deetz, a former copter pilot for Bryant, told the LA Times that bad weather was a much more likely to cause the crash than engine trouble.

If the weather was unsafe, who should be held responsible for the crash?  Do you think we’ll ever know the cause for certain?

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