June 11, 2020 / 5:28 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. lawmakers back new helicopter safety equipment after Kobe Bryant crash

June 11 (Reuters) - A group of Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation that would require new safety equipment on helicopters that carry six or more passengers in the wake of a crash that killed NBA star Kobe Bryant in January.

The new equipment includes terrain awareness and warning systems and crash-resistant flight data and voice recorders (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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