Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 different individuals who have been killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California earlier this 12 months died of blunt trauma, officers introduced Friday.
The Los Angeles County Division of Medical Examiner-Coroner launched the post-mortem outcomes for all 9 victims within the Jan. 26 crash, which discovered that the way of the deaths was an accident.
The victims included two different teenage women with their relations, a basketball coach, and the pilot. They have been on their manner from Orange County to a women basketball sport at Bryant’s Mamba Sports activities Academy when the plane crashed right into a hillside in Calabasas.
The Nationwide Transportation Security Board remains to be investigating the reason for the crash and are targeted on the climate as a key issue within the investigation. Toxicology checks for the 50-year-old pilot, Ara Zobayan, didn’t detect the presence alcohol or medication.
On the morning of the crash, Zobayan had obtained particular visible flight guidelines and clearance to fly, regardless of the dense fog and hard visibility circumstances, in line with the NTSB. Simply earlier than the crash, Zobayan instructed air site visitors management he was climbing to keep away from a cloud layer.
In February, the NTSB stated in a preliminary report that the plane didn’t expertise engine failure earlier than the crash.