Everything You Need To Know About Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash
The world is currently mourning the death of NBA star, Kobe Bryant who died on Sunday in a Helicopter crash.
On the morning of Sunday, January 26, 2020, a helicopter carrying NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, and — according to officials speaking hours after the incident — six other people crashed in Calabasas, California, killing everyone on board. Bryant was 41 years old.
According to TMZ, the helicopter that crashed was a private aircraft owned by Bryant. Though the cause of the crash is unknown at the time, it is currently under investigation. The report also relays the observations of eyewitnesses to the crash, saying “that they heard the helicopter’s engine sputtering before it went down.”
Footage of the wreckage of the tragic accident, which filled television, computer, and smartphone screens for hours after Bryant’s death, reveal that the helicopter had crashed into the Santa Monica Mountains, which run along the Pacific Ocean on California’s southern border.
While the Los Angeles Lakers have had their fair share of legendary players, few are as beloved or well-known as Kobe Bryant. Though he may have started his life on the other side of the country, Bryant spent nearly half his life as a Laker. In the wake of his tragic death, Los Angeles has lost a true legend. Watch the video to find out everything we know about Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash so far.
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