7 other people were on board the ill-fated helicopter that crashed and killed American basketball player, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna yesterday, January 26th.
Names and photos of victims of the crash has now been confirmed. See below…
John Altobelli- Father of Alyssa
Keri Altobelli- Mom of Alyssa
Alyssa Altobelli- Mamba Teammate
Christina Mauser- Coach
Sarah Chester- Mom of Payton
Payton Chester- Mamba Teammate
Ara Zobayan- Pilot
They were traveling in Kobe’s private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky.
The helicopter, a Sikorsky S-76B built in 1991, departed John Wayne Airport at 9:06 a.m. Sunday, according to publicly available flight records.
The chopper passed over Boyle Heights, near Dodger Stadium, and circled over Glendale during the flight.
The crash occurred shortly before 10 a.m. near Las Virgenes Road and Willow Glen Street in Calabasas.
Authorities received a 911 call at 9:47 a.m., and firefighters arrived to find that the crash had ignited a quarter-acre brush fire in steep terrain, said L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby.
Responders included 56 fire personnel — firefighters, a helicopter with paramedics, hand crews — and sheriff’s deputies.