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NTSB: Pilot of Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Climbed to Avoid Cloud Layer

People gather at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA…

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed and killed basketball superstar Kobe Bryant apparently climbed to avoid a cloud layer just before slamming into a hillside, federal investigators say.

Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday the copter was about 700 meters off the ground before it plunged more than 300 meters into the hills north of Los Angeles.

Air traffic say the pilot’s message that he had to climb to avoid the clouds was the last thing they heard from the copter.

Homendy says the debris field is “extensive.”

“A piece of the tail is down the hill, the fuselage read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com