The Sikorsky S-76, a popular business helicopter is manufactured by Lockheed Martin, known for manufacturing fighter jets like F-16 and F-35 among others.
Kobe Bryant posing with Sikorsky S-76. (Image: Getty Images)
NBA legend Kobe Bryant fondly called ‘The Black Mamba’ died in a helicopter crash with his daughter and three other passengers on-board. All passengers were reported dead after the helicopter he was travelling burst into flames in foggy conditions in suburban Los Angeles. Bryant was a five-time NBA champion in a career that began in 1996 and lasted until his retirement in 2016. He also was a two-time Olympic gold medallist.
The helicopter he and his daughter were travelling was described as a Sikorsky S-76, a popular business helicopter manufactured by Lockheed Martin, the same aero-defence firm that manufactures fighter jets like F-16 and F-35 among others.