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NTSB investigators work at the site of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — Basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s death as his chartered helicopter crashed in a Southern California fog bank last year highlighted some familiar — and preventable — safety concerns.

They include questionable decisions about whether to take the flight and to proceed in deteriorating weather, possible pressure to fly with a celebrity passenger and a pilot who hadn’t practiced flying in the clouds for months.

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