Horrifying pictures of Kobe Bryant helicopter wreckage show full extent of deadly impact


Horrifying pictures of investigators picking through the Kobe Bryant helicopter wreckage highlight the full extent of the deadly impact of the crash.

Only a small section of the Sikorsky S-76 chopper appears intact, while fire scorched debris and mounds of ash are seen strewn in and around a crater in the California hillside where it came down on Sunday morning.

There are also tyres and mechanisms in and around the centralised wreckage - with pieces of the helicopter said to have spread as far as the length of a football pitch.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators, wearing surgical masks as they inspect the wreckage are seen close up while footage from an overhead drone puts the crash site into perspective.