#KobeBryant- what caused the crash, the people on board + other details

Am assuming you have all heard the tragedy of Kobe Bryant dying in a plane crash- now here are more details;

Time and location of the crash

The crash happened Sunday morning in the mountains of high profile neighborhood of Calabasas- home to many high net-worth celebrities

Kobe Bryant was on his way to the Mamba Sports Academy in thousand Oaks for a basketball game. he was the coach and his daughter was playing

The team at mamba academy when they found out about the crash

The alleged Cause of crash is speculated to be foggy weather though a detailed investigation is still ongoing

According to the Jet flight path released by flightradar24.com, the flight took of from orange county and encountered possible weather issues.

After circling around six times probably waiting for the fog to clear, the flight continued upwards for a bit, then suddenly started loosing altitude.

The flight ensured it avoided residential areas and crashed into the mountains of calabasas. see flight radar Link below ;


A day earlier on Saturday many flights were grounded in Los Angeles international airport due to thick fog

Even the Los Angeles police told CNN they did not fly their jets because the weather did not meet flying conditions.

The question here is whether the LAX flight controllers communicated any of this information to Kobe’s pilot before take off.

The jet used

Bryant flew Sikorsky S-76B (N72EX) that was manufactured in 1991 .It was previously owned by the state of Illinois and used by its governor

About 374 models of the jet has been made so far – The safety record was impressive with only 4 crashes since 1977

Body count on the flight:

  • Christina Mauser, an assistant girls basketball coach at Harbor Day School. (1) : (Survived by husband and kids )
  • Kobe and Gianna Bryant (2,3)
  • A whole family consisting of Orange Coast College (OCC) baseball coach John Altobelli, 56, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and wife Keri Altobelli were aboard the helicopter (4,5,6)
  • A mother and daughter Sarah and peyton Chester( 7& 8)
  • The pilot was not named (9)

Sarah and Peyton Chester(mother and child died)

TMZ broke the news first

But they have been slammed for lack of ethics in reporting the death even before the families were notified. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva called them out in a press conference.

Survived by…

Kobe Bryant family
Credit: Kobe Bryant/Instagram

KB is survived by his wife Vanessa. Together, they have four daughters — Gianna (Now late) Natalia and Bianca and their newborn Capri.

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