The group of nine people including Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna was flying to thousand oaks, California, for a girls basketball game.
At 9:06 A.M. Sunday Morning ,the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter takes off from Orange County, California.
At 9:45 A.M. ,The helicopter was at 2,300 feet in the air when it lost communication with air traffic control, the NTSB said.
At 9:47 A.M. , The first 911 call comes in about the crash, Los Angeles County, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
Nine people died in the Calabasas helicopter crash, including basketball legend Kobe Bryant and her daughter.
Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, died in a helicopter crash at the age 41 on Sunday near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials said.
Gianna was 13 years old, and was the second older daughter of Kobe Bryant who shared her father's passion for basketball and wanted to play in he WNBA.
John Altobelli was also on the plane along with his wife Keri, and daughter Alyssa.
Gianna and Alyssa were teammates at Bryants Mamba Sports Academy. John Altobelli was the head basketball coach at orange coast college.
Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton were also on board the helicopter. Payton was also a teammate of gianna and alyssa.
Christana Mauser was also among those nine people who died in a plane crash. She was an assistant girls basketball coach at the academy and at private school in orange county. Her husband Matt Mauser wrote on Facebook that: "My kids and I are devastated, We lost our beautiful wife and mom."
Ara zobayan was the pilot of the helicopter. FAA records show that he was certifies and earned his commercial pilots license in 2007.
Moreover the actual reason of this incident is still not found, therefore the detectives are investigating about this horrible crash.