New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Feb 23, 2020-Sunday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Home / Other Sports / Kobe Bryant death: Authorities investigating cause of helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant death: Authorities investigating cause of helicopter crash

Villanueva said the sheriff’s office is working with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration to check the cause of the crash and have already secured the site, the CNN report said.

other-sports Updated: Jan 27, 2020 16:23 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Los Angeles
A file photo of Kobe Bryant.
A file photo of Kobe Bryant.(REUTERS)

The helicopter crash in Southern California that claimed the lives of nine people, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, is being investigated by local and federal authorities.

The helicopter had crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning, killing everyone on board.

“It’s a logistical nightmare in a sense because the crash site itself is not easily accessible,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva was quoted as saying in a news conference by CNN.

READ: LeBron James in tears after NBA legend’s demise - Watch

He added that the investigation could be a “very extensive process.”

Villanueva said the sheriff’s office is working with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration to check the cause of the crash and have already secured the site, the CNN report said.

The effort to recover the victims’ bodies has also begun but could take a couple of days, Los Angeles County Chief Medical Examiner Jonathan Lucas said, “given the terrain and the condition of the site.”

“We’re doing everything we can to confirm identifications and give closure to the families involved.”

READ:  ‘Absolutely devastated’ - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma mourn death of NBA star

Bryant, an 18-time NBA All-Star basketball legend, died in the crash in Calabasas, plunging the sporting world into gloom. He was 41.

Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, was also confirmed dead. They were among nine people on board who were all killed in the crash. The group was travelling for Gianna’s basketball game which was to begin at noon, local time, in the Thousand Oaks area. The S-76 helicopter crashed just before 10 a.m. in a steep hilly area about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.