IT is one year on from the fatal Sikorsky S-76 helicopter crash in Calabasas that took the lives of nine people including Kobe Bryant.
With a hearing around the corner on February 9th 2021, many are still wondering how an aircraft with a good safety record could fail its passengers.
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What do we know about Kobe Bryant's helicopter?
The Sikorsky S-76B, which is made by Lockheed Martin, can carry up to 12 passengers and has a top speed of 178mph.
It reportedly costs $13million (about £10million).
On the company website it is billed as an aircraft specialising in search and rescue and VIP and executive transportation.
Sikorsky models are used by Donald Trump and nine other global heads of state.
His specific helicopter — registration N72EX — was built in 1991.
According to Federal Aviation Administration records, it was owned by Island Express Holding Corp, a private helicopter transport company.
It was not clear whether Bryant chartered the helicopter or leased it.
The sportsman used the helicopter to beat Los Angeles' chronic traffic problem and even to go the doctors.
According to a GQ profile, Kobe said he also used the aircraft to keep fit.
A report said: "Given his broken finger, his fragile knees, his sore back and achy feet, not to mention his chronic agita, Bryant can't sit in a car for two hours.
"The helicopter, therefore, ensures that he gets to Staples Center feeling fresh, that his body is warm and loose and fluid as mercury when he steps onto the court."