A Brief History of the ‘Mamba Chopper’ and the Sikorsky S-76B Model » FirstSportz


NBA/Lakers legend Kobe Bryant passed away on April 26th January 2020 in a heartbreaking helicopter accident that killed his daughter Gianna Bryant and 7 others on board who had no idea what was about to happen to them due to certain things missing from the helicopter which have resulted in accidents before and have been in several accidents 2 other people died. The accident that claimed Kobe Bryant’s life was the result of poor visibility in foggy conditions, which was the reason given by police departments to explain the accident in areas that do not feature rough terrain such as mountains or hills.

The death of Kobe Bryant was a shocking event that shook the world and those close to Bryant and his family were in awe as they heard of the tragedy and prayed for the souls of Bryant, his daughter and 7 others who unfortunately succumbed to death accident. The worst thing about the deaths of all these people was that they probably didn’t even see it coming, they were out on a normal travel day where the lack of certain equipment resulted in a fatal accident.

The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter model, considered one of the high-end models of “VIP helicopter” and also used by other celebrities and athletes, was named “Mamba Chopper” due to the player’s love for the helicopter that also used by him on the night of the 2016 final game against Utah Jazz.

Let’s take a closer look at what happened during Bryant’s accident, how it impacted the world that was mourning his loss, what the aftermath of the accident was and also the history of the helicopter he liked and loved probably very believed.

Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash in Mamba chopper

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

On the morning of the 26thth January 2020 was dedicated to grief when it was announced that NBA and Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had died in a helicopter crash. News no one could believe spread like fire and people didn’t know how to react to what they heard and it went something like this: “9 people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant, die in helicopter crash in Calabasas, California”.

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A routine trip to a youth basketball game ended on April 26th January, which is mourning the world as the first question that came to mind when we heard the news was “What? And how?”. A message that at first seemed unbelievable claimed the life of Gianna Bryant, who was barely 13 and aspiring to be a WNBA star and reach greater heights in the sport than his father.Bryant, who routinely traveled by helicopter, didn’t really see the impact coming as his favorite helicopter was the one , in which he had traveled before.

Now let’s take a closer look at the story of the helicopter that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and 8 other people including his 13-year-old daughter.

Sikorsky S-76B, story of the helicopter that killed 9 people including Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

The “Mamba Helicopter”, Kobe Bryant’s favorite helicopter, didn’t really have a glamorous history, even before the player died in an accident that also killed 8 other people, including his 13-year-old daughter.

The worst thing about the helicopter that caused the player’s death was the fact that it didn’t have a “TAWS” or “TAWS”. “Terrain Awareness and Warning System” which was the cause of the helicopter’s lack of visibility in the foggy early morning weather.

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The helicopter also had a previous accident history as it had been involved in 8 previous accidents over the last 28 years of its flight history which also resulted in the deaths of 2 other people. The model was also not equipped with black boxes; Essentially, the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorders were not fitted to this helicopter as it was not required and its age of 30 seems a reason that may have contributed to the fatal accident.

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