The heartbreaking helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others was most likely caused by the pilot’s “spatial disorientation,” according to National Transportation Safety Board officials.
NTSB investigators are alluding that moments before the crash, the pilot thought the aircraft was climbing when in fact it was descending. One investigator described it as “the pilot doesn’t know which way is up.”
On the morning of January 26, 2020, Kobe, his daughter Gianna and a group of friends — which included Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser, John Altobelli, his wife Keri Altobelli and their daughter, Alyssa — set out in a helicopter to attend a basketball game.
Piloted by Ara Zobayan, the helicopter ultimately crashed in Calabasas, Calif. There were no survivors.
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