Kobe Bryant, daughter, 7 others killed in helicopter crash

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Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant was one of nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas of southern California on Sunday.

Los Angeles: 

‘It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas

the City of Calabasas confirmed on its official Twitter account, the Xinhua news agency reported.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend, five-time NBA champion and 18-time All-Star died at the age of 41.

The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10 a.m. Nobody on the ground was hurt, the city tweeted.

  • Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and coroner staff check the wreckage
  • the scene of a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26, 2020. – Nine people were killed.
  • helicopter crash which claimed and of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, Los Angeles officials confirmed on Sunday.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight passengers and the pilot of the aircraft died in the accident.
  • The helicopter crashed in foggy weather in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas.
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and coroner staff recover
  • the bodies from the scene of a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26, 2020. – Nine people were killed
  • the helicopter crash which claimed the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, Los Angeles officials confirmed on Sunday.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight passengers and the pilot of the aircraft died in the accident.
  • The helicopter crashed in foggy weather in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas.
  • Authorities said firefighters received a call shortly at 9:47 am about the crash, which caused a brush fire on a hillside. / (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters and coroner staff recover the bodies from
  • the scene of a helicopter crash in Calabasas on January 26, 2020. – Nine people were killed
  • helicopter crash which claimed the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, Los Angeles officials confirmed on Sunday.
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight passengers and the pilot of the aircraft died in the accident.
  • The helicopter crashed in foggy weather in the Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas.
  • Authorities said firefighters received a call shortly at 9:47 am about the crash,
  • which caused a brush fire on a hillside. / (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

At a press briefing Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said

that nine people were aboard the crashed helicopter – a pilot and eight passengers.


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