Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant, His Daughter & 7 others Killed in a Helicopter Crash in Calabasas
What we know so far:
Former L.A Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 others died in a tragic helicopter accident over Calabasas. The NTSB is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Bryant was traveling on his personal private helicopter from John Wayne Airport to Thousand Oaks on his way to a tournament at the Mamba Sports Academy.
The accident occurred sometime before 10:00 am near the intersection of Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street in Calabasas.
According to L.A County Sheriff Alex Villanueva fog might have been a factor in the crash. The FAA and the NTSB will be investigating the crash, with assistance from the FBI.
Orange Coast College Baseball coach John Altobelli, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and his wife Keri were also killed in the crash.
The world reacts to the death of the greatest Laker:
Former teammate Shaquelle O'Neal: