NBA legend Kobe Bryant has been killed in a helicopter crash.
The 41-year-old died after it came down in California on Sunday morning, according to the City of Calabasas.
In a tweet, it said: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
“The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating”.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Kobe Bryant and four others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.
— City of Calabasas (@CityofCalabasas) January 26, 2020
Image: Kobe Bryant only ever played for the Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles County Sheriff tweeted to say that five people were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas and that there were no survivors.
Five people confirmed deceased, no survivors in #Calabasas helicopter crash. #LASD #Malibu deputies remain with #LA County Fire personnel. Investigation ongoing.Avoid the area until further notice.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020
The sheriff’s department also posted pictures of the scene as smoke could be seen emerging from the brush in a ravine.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what happened.
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Bryant, an 18-time NBA All-Star, won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Source : Sky News