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What We Know About The Kobe Bryant Crash So Far

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Federal safety investigators continued to gather evidence Tuesday from the scene of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and the eight others aboard.

We know the flight left John Wayne Airport in Orange County shortly after 9 a.m., circled around the Burbank airport several times while it waited for clearance, and then crashed into a Calabasas hillside around 9:45 a.m.

We know it was a foggy morning, and that the visibility was so poor that the LAPD grounded its helicopters.

We also know that the helicopter model, a Sikorsky 76-B, has a safety record lauded by experts and that the pilot had ample experience.

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What we don't know is how big a factor the weather was in the crash. We'll be listening to the National Transportation Safety Board's news conference this afternoon for further details.