Kobe Bryant helicopter lacked terrain alarm system

The system could have alerted the pilot to the approaching hillside, but some experts said there might not have been enough time to change its fate.
2:23 | 01/30/20

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We also have new reporting tonight on the helicopter crash that took the life of NBA legend kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others. The NTSB revealing that the chopper did not have a recommended warning system, but could it have made a difference, or was it too late for any and tonight, kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has now made her Instagram public with a new image. Here's ABC's Tom llamas now. Reporter: Tonight, we're learning more about the helicopter and the pilot of that doomed flight that killed kobe Bryant and eight others. The NTSB revealing the chopper was not equipped with a terrain alarm system that could have alerted the pilot to the approaching hillside. Pull up! Reporter: But some experts say even with that technology, it's doubtful it would have helped. In this case, the helicopter was in such an extreme position, just 600 feet above the ground, diving at the ground 4,000 feet per minute, that that terrain warning system probably would not have been any help. Reporter: The pilot was well-respected, with 20 years experience, and he had trained other pilots. Fans and the Bryant family still reeling from that horrific crash. Today, Vanessa Bryant, kobe Bryant's wife, changing her Instagram profile photo to one of her husband and their daughter, Gianna, who also died in the crash. And at the Lakers practice facility, the team running through drills. Head coach frank Vogel saying it was therapeutic for the team to get back on the court, but the pain of Bryant's death still too raw. If you had a chance, what would you tell kobe Bryant? You know, I'm not ready to go there. I'm really not. Some questions I'm just not going to be able to answer right now. Reporter: Former teammate shaquille O'Neal leading an emotional chant. Kobe! Kobe! Kobe! Reporter: Now, David, the NTSB says that helicopter that crashed nearly cleared the hill by 20 to 30 hill, but ABC aviation experts say that helicopter was going so fast in a downward trajectory, it essentially entered a point of no escape. And David, every time we come here to the staples center, these memorials for the Bryant family and the other victims are growing, and the support is not slowing down. David? Tom llamas, our thanks to you again tonight.

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