Investigators attempting to figure out what the cause of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter in the minutes before it crashed, have just released more graphic photos from the accident site.
The NTSB posted 7 photos to its various social media account which includes several new photos from inside the wreckage.
“Photos taken Jan. 27, NTSB investigators Adam Huray and Carol Horgan examine wreckage of the Jan. 26 helicopter crash near Calabasas, California,” the caption reads of the posting.
In the photos, several NTSB investigators are combing through pieces of the helicopter that broke apart with the aircraft made impact. The pictures are devastating and shows just how bad the impact was of the aircraft slamming into the hillside.
Obviously, in this case, it is the agencies job to go over all aspects of the wreckage to try and piece together exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the deadly accident.
As we reported, the L.A County Sheriff’s have made it a misdemeanor to enter the crash site area, after they had members of the public try and access it. Plus, new outlets covering the story are not allowed to cover the area via the air, because there is a no-fly zone set up around the crash site.
But, not everyone is happy the agency decided to put out such graphic photos of the wreckage — and so up-close to it. Earlier today, the agency also released drone footage of the entire debris field including similar images.
“This should not be publicly available out of respect for the families,” one person posted on Twitter.
One other person added, “why would you allow this content have some respect for the grieving families!”
As we reported, releasing the photos sparked much debate on social media about the nature of the footage and pictures. “They’re a government agency reporting an accident that killed people. They’re made to investigate problems in this field. What else are they supposed to do?” one comment read.
Earlier today, The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed it had have recovered the remains of all nine passengers in the deadly accident, saying, “The bodies of the nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday have been recovered. As we reported, originally they were only able to identify three of the victims.