The National Transportation Safety Board gave an update on Tuesday on the investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others. 

According to Jennifer Homendy of the NTSB, the helicopter was 20 to 30 feet from clearing the mountain that it crashed on.  The pilot was attempting to climb out of a cloud layer when the helicopter hit part of the hillside. 

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The helicopter then plunged into a steep descent at over 2,000 feet per minute.  It fell for almost a minute before making impact and bursting into flames.

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