No ‘black box’ on Kobe Bryant’s helicopter

Dennis Lichty, 70, and his grandson Owen Bailey, 11 months, pause at a makeshift memorial outside the Mamba Sports Academy in Newbury Park, Calif. on Monday Jan. 27, 2020, for basketball legend Kobe Bryant. Bryant died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven other people. (Philip Cheung/The New York Times) XNYT118 XNYT118

The helicopter wasn't required to have a black box. But there was an iPad aboard with an application which pilots use while in the air to review flight plans, monitor weather briefings and more, the NTSB said. Investigators will review the iPad and other evidence from Sunday's crash site.

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