Los Angeles was waking up on a slow Sunday morning with a terrible tragedy that touched everyone's heart… Around ten in the morning , basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas. The Lakers athlete, world famous and a true idol in LA, was accompanied by eight other people, including his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant.
Father and daughter were heading to a basketball game at the Mamba Sports Academy. Apparently all the passengers, eight plus the pilot, died on the spot.
At 9:45 a.m., an emergency call to 911 alerted to the possible accident and a fire in the mountains in Las Virgenes Canyon, a road that is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, between Malibu and Calabasas, north of the city of The Angels. When firefighters accompanied by emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found the burning helicopter on a difficult-to-reach hill.
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Chief, paramedics were the first to approach the search for survivors, but all 9 passengers on board were dead, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the accident, while they continue working to recover the remains of the victims and then proceed to their identification.
Witnesses in the area claimed that the fog was very dense in the area, that the helicopter was flying very low and disappeared in a cloud. Soon after, it exploded into a fireball …
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