Video shows Kobe Bryant’s helicopter just before crash
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating Sunday’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. that killed nine people, including Kobe and Gianna Bryant, and trying to learn exactly what led to the crash.
The helicopter, which was flown by experienced pilot Ara Zobayan, did not have a black box or terrain avoidance warning system. The lack of a black box means we will not be able to hear exactly what the pilot was saying prior to the crash. However, an iPad and cell phone have been recovered, which could provide some information.
New video also gives some idea of what the helicopter looked like prior to the crash. The clip was presented in a video by Inside Edition.
Inside Edition’s video talks about what Rick Fox went through. The former Laker shared how the rumor that he died affected his family and friends.
This CBS video gives a visual of what the flight may have looked like prior to the crash.
The wreckage from the helicopter crash was airlifted away from the crash site in Calabasas. The NTSB had previously released drone footage from the crash site. Audio from the helicopter’s communication has also been released.
All nine bodies were identified, and coroners confirmed the identities of four of the victims as of Wednesday. The visual of the helicopter going down nose-first at 184 miles per hour is nothing short of horrifying.
We feel terribly for the victims who had to experience that as their last moments before death.
More Larry Brown Sports coverage of Kobe Bryant’s death:
Other victims of the helicopter crash:
– John Altobelli, junior college baseball coach, also died in helicopter crash
– Christina Mauser, girls’ basketball coach, among the helicopter crash victims
– Sarah Chester, daughter Payton were also killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
– Ara Zobayan was the pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
Tributes to Kobe:
– Vanessa Bryant posts first Instagram message since death of Kobe, Gianna
– NBA players changing jersey numbers in honor of Kobe Bryant
– Bill Belichick shares touching anecdote in tribute to Kobe Bryant
– UConn honors Gianna Bryant with own jersey, spot on the bench
– Video: Shaq gets emotional talking about Kobe Bryant on TNT
– LeBron James had inspirational message for Lakers during meeting about Kobe
– Dallas Mavericks retire Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey
– Video: Raptors, Spurs start game with amazing tribute to Kobe Bryant
– Shaq posts heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant
– Michael Jordan releases statement on death of ‘little brother’ Kobe Bryant
– Video: Doc Rivers breaks down crying talking about Kobe Bryant
– Phil Jackson calls Kobe Bryant ‘a chosen one’ in statement on his death
– NBA commissioner Adam Silver issues statement on death of Kobe Bryant
– Video: Dwyane Wade posts emotional message reacting to Kobe Bryant’s death
– Kendrick Perkins extends olive branch to Kevin Durant after Kobe Bryant’s death
– Gilbert Arenas vows to begin coaching career like Kobe Bryant urged him to
– Video: Emotional Mike Breen sums up NBA world’s emotions about Kobe Bryant’s death
– Trae Young’s huge game was full of Kobe Bryant-related statistical coincidences
– Video: Kobe Bryant helicopter audio released
– Investigators release chilling drone footage from Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site
– Media errors, rumors, poor judgment run rampant in reporting of Kobe Bryant news
– TMZ says they had permission from Kobe’s people to report Bryant had died
– NBA postpones Tuesday’s Lakers-Clippers game after Kobe Bryant’s death
– Shaq says he had not spoken to Kobe Bryant in nearly four years
– Kobe Bryant recently filed for ‘Mambacita’ trademark for daughter Gianna
– Kobe Bryant checked in on Shaq’s son Shareef morning of helicopter crash
– No, Rick Fox did not die in helicopter crash that killed Kobe, Gianna Bryant
– Lakers fans start memorial to Kobe Bryant outside Staples Center
– Kobe Bryant’s last tweet was congratulating LeBron James on passing him
– Sports world stunned over Kobe Bryant news
– Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash – dead at 41