Vanessa Bryant pushes for passage of 'Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act'

Democratic lawmakers introduced the bill Thursday morning, called the "Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act."
Vanessa Bryant is pushing Congress to pass a new helicopter safety bill named for her husband and daughter who were killed along with 7 other people in a helicopter crash earlier this year.

Democratic lawmakers introduced the bill Thursday morning, called the "Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act."

The measure would require all helicopters certified to carry six or more people to also be equipped with a terrain awareness and warning system, a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder.

The announcement comes after the NTSB revealed on Wednesday that the pilot in January's crash might have become disoriented in the fog.

Kobe Bryant crash: Pilot may have been disoriented in thick fog, report by NTSB says
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The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he actually was descending.

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