NBA Legend Kobe Bryant, 13 Year Daughter Amongst 9 People Killed In Helicopter Crash

Written by on January 26, 2020

 UPDATE: Officials confirm a total of 9 passengers were killed in Helicopter Crash

 

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning, Yahoo Sports confirmed. TMZ first reported the news.

Bryant played his entire 20-year career for the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA championships. He was named Finals MVP twice and league MVP in 2008. Bryant was 41.

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Downed aircraft is a helicopter. Flames extinguished. deputies at crash site looking for survivors, 4200 blk Las Virgenes Rd

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to reports of a helicopter that crashed into a hillside and caught fire, NBC Los Angeles reported. The crash was called in at 9:47 a.m. local time, per the report, and flames that spread a quarter acre were put out by 10:30. The fire department reported no survivors.

The helicopter, a Sikorsky S-76, crashed under unknown circumstances with five people on board, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. An investigation is ongoing.

Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, have four daughters: Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and Capri, who was born in June 2019.


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