Investigation reveals helicopter was missing a warning system

The warning system that provides terrain information to the pilot was not on the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas and left nine dead, including Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
4:47 | 01/29/20

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The latest now on the investigation into the helicopter crash that killed kobe Bryant and eight others. Federal investigators now say the chopper was missing a warning system on board and T.J. Holmes is at the staples center in Los Angeles where the memorial for the Lakers legend continues to grow. Good morning, T.J. Reporter: It continues to grow, robach. If you take a look people leaving Jerseys, candles, notes and flowers. Tributes are going all over downtown for kobe Bryant but as you mentioned this investigation into the accident continues. Yes, there was a warning system that wasn't necessarily required for this helicopter that some say could have helped it and helped the pilot understand how close he was to terrain. Others say that wouldn't have helped because there was such a rapid descent and that is the focus of the investigation now. Why there was such a rapid descent of this helicopter that resulted in what the NTSB calls a high impact crash. A last sighting of the helicopter carrying kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others just minutes before the deadly crash. The videos capturing the circling aircraft were taken at 9:30 A.M. Sunday morning 15 minutes before the helicopter went radio silent. The descent rate for the helicopter was over 2,000 feet a we know that this was a high energy impact crash. The helicopter was in one piece when it impacted the terrain. Reporter: The investigation presses on. I was asked about terrain awareness and warning system, which provides terrain information to the pilot. I was asked whether that was on this helicopter. We have verified it was not. Reporter: New chilling audio captured on this nest cam raf the chopper's struggling moments before the fatal crash. The owner turned this over to the NTSB which will be crucial for the investigators. The coroner confirms all nine victims recovered from the scene in the Pasadena hills. Overnight an emotional magic Johnson recounted his relationship with kobe on "Jimmy Kimmel." Every night you came to the staples center you knew you would see something special, something great that you never seen in your life and that was kobe Bryant. Kobe never made an excuse. The man gave us everything that he had. Reporter: Former teammate and close friend shaquille O'Neal emotional before tnt's NBA pregame show. The fact that we're not going to be able to joke at his hall of fame ceremony, we're not going to be able to say, ha, I got five, you got four. The fact that we're not going to be able to say if we stay together we could have got ten. Those are the things you can't get back. Reporter: Shaq later stopped with these fans getting everyone silent before leading a powerful chant. Kobe. Reporter: A source tells "People" magazine Vanessa Bryant is, quote, devastated by the loss of her soul mate saying, quote, she can hardly keep it together adding she can't finish a sentence without crying. But she is working very hard to pull it together for the other girls. She now has to be the strong one. The Bryant family one of several devastated by this tragic accident and at their season opener, a moment of silence. Ladies and gentlemen, a moment of silence for John Altobelli. Reporter: Honoring the Orange coach college longtime head coach John Altobelli, his wife Ker and his daughter who all died in the crash. They have now the investigators collected all the evidence from the scene and the debris and turned it over to local authorities and now the work we could have a preliminary report, robach, in about a week and a half into the crash but can expect a final report on exactly what happened really much, much further down the road even up to a year or more. Wow, all right, T.J., we know so many stories are coming out now about kobe and his love for his daughters and now the #girldad is trending on Twitter. Reporter: Yeah, this is something that was started by really a friend, anchor over at ESPN recalling really one of her moments with kobe in which he said people always asked him don't you want a son to carry on your legacy. He has four girls. He said I'd have five more if I could. He enjoyed being a girl dad and that message got out by elle Duncan at ESPN and that message has taken off trending big time and people putting out images of dads and their daughters, just something to being a girl dad

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