California Helicopter Crash, Kobe Bryant death: American basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant were among the nine people killed when a helicopter, they were travelling in, crashed due to foggy conditions and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas, a city in California.
Bryant (41) and his daughter were expected at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball match that was scheduled to be held on Sunday afternoon, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters that nine people – including the pilot – were on board the helicopter that crashed. Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby said that “No one survived the crash.
Also, the identification of the rest of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. The 41-year-old Bryant had won five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in a span of 20-year-long career.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump reacted to Kobe Bryant death. He took to twitter and wrote: “Kobe Bryant, despite being one of the truly great basketball players of all time, was just getting started in life. He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating.”
“Melania and I send our warmest condolences to Vanessa and the wonderful Bryant family. May God be with you all!” he added.