Los Angeles County Constable Alex Villanueva states his department’s helicopters were grounded due to the weather condition in the location where a helicopter bring Kobe Bryant and 8 other individuals crashed and burned Sunday early morning
January 27, 2020, 4: 45 AM
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The most recent on the death of retired NBA super star Kobe Bryant (perpetuity regional):
8: 30 p.m.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his department’s helicopters were grounded due to weather in the area where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight other individuals crashed and burned Sunday early morning.
Conditions were incredibly foggy when the NBA great’s helicopter went down northwest of Los Angeles on a hillside in the city of Calabasas, killing everybody aboard.
The sheriff told an interview that particles is spread over a location the size of a football field.
The county medical inspector, Dr. Jonathan Lucas, states recovery of remains may take several days. Lucas says investigators will attempt to make identifications of the victims as rapidly as possible.
The Dallas Mavericks are paying homage to Kobe Bryant by completely retiring his No. 24.
” Kobe’s tradition transcends basketball, and our company has actually decided that the No. 24 will never ever again be used by a Dallas Radical,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stated.
Cuban’s tribute was one of several around the NBA as players, coaches and fans were stunned by the news of Bryant’s death.
In the Memphis-Phoenix video game Sunday, the Grizzlies won the opening suggestion and right away took a 24- second clock violation. When the Suns took possession, they remained in the backcourt for an 8-second violation– the 24 and 8 seconds representing Bryant’s two numbers throughout his NBA profession.
4: 40 p.m.
A Southern California neighborhood college baseball coach, his partner and daughter were among those killed in the crash of the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
The younger sibling of Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli validated the deaths as family members, buddies and players collected at the school’s ball park Sunday afternoon. Flowers and baseball caps were put on home plate.
John Altobelli’s bro, Tony, is the sports info director at the school. He stated his 56- year-old sibling passed away together with his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, who was about 13 and used the exact same basketball group as Bryant’s child, Gianna.
John Altobelli was entering his 28 th season as coach at the neighborhood college in Costa Mesa, California. The group won a state championship in 2015 and John Altobelli was called national coach of the year.
The helicopter bring Bryant crashed northwest of Los Angeles around 10 a.m. Sunday. All 9 people aboard were eliminated.
3: 45 p.m.
The National Transport Safety Board is sending out a team of 18 people to the scene of the helicopter crash that eliminated NBA icon Kobe Bryant and eight others.
NTSB member Jennifer Homendy stated at a news conference that private investigators will take a look at the pilot’s history, the maintenance records and info on the helicopter’s owner and operator. Homendy said detectives were unsure how numerous individuals the airplane was set up to carry.
The helicopter that crashed was a twin-engine Sikorsky S-76
Michael Jordan has reacted to the news about the death of Kobe Bryant and his 13- year-old daughter in a helicopter crash. “I liked Kobe – he was like a little brother to me,” Jordan said.
Jordan was the most noteworthy of former and current NBA stars to express how surprised they were at the news. Jordan commended Bryant for his intense competitive streak and called him “among the greats of the game.”
Bryant’s tradition is typically compared to that of Jordan. Bryant won 5 NBA championships, compared to Jordan’s six.
2: 45 p.m.
Authorities state 9 individuals passed away in the helicopter crash that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant and his 13- year-old daughter.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva supplied the upgraded death toll at a news conference Sunday.
Preliminary reports suggested that Bryant was among 5 individuals killed in the crash.
At the press conference, authorities also described the intense wreckage and scene that was tough to access after the crash at 10 a.m.
1: 45 p.m.
A source knowledgeable about the helicopter crash that eliminated Kobe Bryant says the previous NBA star’s 13- year-old child was amongst those onboard who were eliminated.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the crash had not been released openly. The crash took place around 10 a.m. Sunday about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
5 people were killed in the crash, which remains under examination.
— Tim Reynolds
12: 35 p.m.
The Grammy Awards pre-telecast event opened with a minute of silence for Kobe Bryant.
Interim Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. opened the ceremony where dozens of Grammys are given out before the primary program, telling attendees, “As the majority of you might understand, we lost Kobe Bryant in a terrible helicopter mishap today.”
” Given that we remain in his home, I would ask you to join me in a minute of silence,” Mason said.
Artists coming to the show reacted to Bryant’s death and his influence.
Blues artist and Grammys candidate Keb’ Mo’ called Bryant’s death “a huge loss.”
” He’s just a substantial function model,” Keb’ Mo’ said.
British artist Labrinth stated: “It was outrageous news to hear today. He’s belonged to my life for a long time. … I could not believe it.”
Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was41 A person knowledgeable about the circumstance informs the AP that Bryant died in a crash near Calabasas, California.
It was unclear if other relative were on the helicopter.
Bryant was an 18- time NBA All-Star who won five championships and turned into one of the best basketball players of his generation during a 20- year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history and held that area till LeBron James surpassed him Saturday night.
— Tim Reynolds
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