NBA Crash killed nine on January 25
A new report into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles in January has suggested that the pilot was disorientated due to fog.
Pilot Ara Zobayan told air traffic controllers that he was taking the helicopter up to 4,000 feet to get above the clouds when, in reality, the helicopter was falling towards a hill, where it crashed.
The 1,700 pages of new reports don’t offer a conclusion for the cause of the crash but suggested that the pilot was disorientated by fog.
The new reports include text messages sent between the pilot and ground crew on the night before the crash.
“How is the weather looking for the 9AM departure?” one crew member asked the pilot.
“Should be OK,” the pilot responded.
The crash killed Bryant, his daughter Gianna, six of their friends and the pilot on January 25.