An eyewitness captured the helicopter that was carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others in a video that shows the helicopter flying low in Glendale, California.
Twitter user @theironlydreams says he filmed the helicopter because it was “so loud” and appeared to be “performing a very aggressive circling maneuver.” He added:
“Unfortunately this morning I didn’t realize I was filming the helicopter Kobe Bryant, his daughter and others were in 31 minutes before they crashed.”
Pilot Ara Zobayan reportedly circled the Glendale area near Burbank airport due to poor visibility. The Sikorsky S-76B aircraft crashed on a steep hillside in Calabasas just before 10 am on Sunday (January 26), killing all 9 people.
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DEVELOPING: Video shot by an eyewitness Sunday morning shows a helicopter circling low over Glendale, California, at the same time Kobe Bryant’s helicopter was tracked circling that area; NTSB investigators remain at the Bryant crash site in the Calabasas hills, with questions about why the pilot took off in fog thick enough to ground police helicopters. #developing #eyewitness #video #glendale #calabasas #kobe #kobebryant #helicopter #pilot #crash #aviation #worldnewstonight