Kobe Bryant and 13-year-old daughter among those killed in Calabasas helicopter crash

Helicopter crash sparks brush fire in Southern California

Kobe Bryant dies in California helicopter crash
Kobe Bryant dies in California helicopter crash

Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday according to the Los Angeles Times.

Nine people were on board when the helicopter went down near Calabasas this morning.

News 6 sister station Local 10 News learned, Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter was also on board.

Bryant’s wife Vanessa was reportedly not on the helicopter, according to TMZ.

Emergency crews responded after a helicopter crashed and sparked a small brush fire on Sunday in Southern California.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department says the crash occurred in Calabasas and all five people were confirmed dead.

Officials didn’t immediately know how many people were on board or if there were any injuries.

Firefighters worked to douse flames that spread through dry brush.

Calabasas is a city of 23,000 people about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Bryant was 41 years old and played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The NTSB shared a post on Twitter saying:

“NTSB launching Go Team to investigate the Jan. 26, 2020 crash of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in Calabasas, CA. The team is expected to arrive in California this evening.”

The AP contributed to this story. This story will be updated.

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