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US Who were the victims of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant?

18:55  27 january  2020
18:55  27 january  2020 Source:   today.com

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

  Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash today . The Los Angeles Laker legend was 41. © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Bryant and at least three other individuals were reportedly in Bryant’s private helicopter when it went down in Calabasas, a suburb of Los Angeles located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley. Bryant reportedly has been long known for traveling frequently by helicopter to get around Southern California and avoid the traffic.

Kobe Bryant was on his way to coach his daughter’s basketball game. Mr. Bryant , the retired Los Angeles Lakers basketball star, died in the helicopter crash , along with his Gianna Bryant was one of two sixth graders on the team who were playing at a level two years ahead of their class, according

Fans and Friends Mourn Kobe Bryant After Helicopter Crash . The other victims of the crash included John Altobelli, a longtime baseball coach at Orange The local authorities did not immediately release the identities of the people who were aboard the helicopter , including Bryant , and the chief

The tragic helicopter wreck that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, has also left the world mourning the loss of the seven others who died in the crash in Southern California.

The other victims included two of Gianna's 13-year-old basketball teammates, Payton Chester and Alyssa Altobelli. Chester's mother, Sarah, also was killed along with Altobelli's parents, longtime college baseball coach John Altobelli and his wife, Keri.

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas

  Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning, Yahoo Sports confirmed. TMZ first reported the news.© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash, per reports. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Bryant played his entire 20-year career for the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA championships. He was named Finals MVP twice and league MVP in 2008. Bryant was 41.#Update Downed aircraft is a helicopter. Flames extinguished. #Malibu deputies at crash site looking for survivors, 4200 blk Las Virgenes Rd #Calabasas#LASDpic.twitter.

On the morning of January 26, 2020, a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California around 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles

Among those killed were coaches and peers of Kobe Bryant 's basketball star daughter Gianna - they are understood to have been John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College, and his wife Keri died in the helicopter crash along with the other seven, including their daughter Alyssa.

Christina Mauser, 38, who was an assistant basketball coach and mother of three, also died along with pilot Ara Zobayan. The group was traveling to Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks for a basketball tournament when the crash occurred.

a couple of people posing for the camera: Victims in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash© Courtesy of Cathy George/ Keri Altobelli Victims in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Payton Chester's grandmother and Sarah Chester's mother, Catherine George, told NBC News that Payton "loved playing for Kobe Bryant."

"He was a great coach,'' she said. "Her mother and father were very helpful ... and they practiced a lot, and for 13 she was very good."

Sarah Chester was remembered as a loving and supportive mother of Payton and her twin brothers. One of the boys, Riley Chester, paid tribute to his mother and sister on Instagram.

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

  Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash today . The Los Angeles Laker legend was 41.© Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsTMZ Sports first reported the story, and ESPN followed with a report, citing an unnamed source.Bryant and at least three other individuals were reportedly in Bryant’s private helicopter when it went down in Calabasas, a suburb of Los Angeles located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley. Bryant reportedly has been long known for traveling frequently by helicopter to get around Southern California and avoid the traffic.

Kobe Bryant , the retired Los Angeles Lakers basketball star who was one of the greatest to play the game, and his 13-year-old daughter were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday outside The helicopter was on its way from Orange County, Calif., where the Bryant family lives

Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash . Imbrenda, who spoke shortly after the crash , said an investigation had Authorities would not confirm the identities of any of the victims , saying Gianna and Kobe Bryant were en route to an AAU basketball game Sunday morning when the helicopter

"Rest In Peace to the most amazing Mother and sister,'' he wrote. "I love you Pay Pay and Mom RIP."

"She was a great mom and did a lot of driving for the kids who all played sports,'' George said. "They were just great people. They had a fortunate life and got to travel and spend time together a lot. Sarah was the heart of that family. She died doing what she loves."

Zobayan was a pilot who taught others to fly and "was very much loved in the aviation community," according to Christina Pascucci of Los Angeles station KTLA.

John Altobelli was the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, for the past 27 years and also coached New York Yankees superstar Aaron Judge and New York Mets All-Star Jeff McNeil in the summer in the Cape Cod League in New England.

Barack Obama Grieves Friend & 'Legend' Kobe Bryant After He Dies in Helicopter Crash with His Daughter

  Barack Obama Grieves Friend & 'Legend' Kobe Bryant After He Dies in Helicopter Crash with His Daughter "Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act," Obama tweeted“Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act,” Obama tweeted later Sunday. “To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash during cloudy and foggy conditions on Sunday. Bryant , who was 41, retired in 2016 as the third-leading scorer in NBA history. He and his wife, Vanessa Bryant , had Low clouds and fog were present in the area at the time of the crash .

THE helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions. Among those killed were sports coaches, parents and teenage peers of Bryant 's basketball star daughter. They have been travelling to Bryant 's Mamba

"Tough to hear the news of coach Altobelli,'' McNeil tweeted. "One of my favorite coaches I have ever played for and one of the main reasons I got a chance to play professional baseball. Both the baseball and basketball world lost a great one today."

Altobelli was coming off a 2019 season in which he picked up his 700th career victory and led the Pirates to the California Community College Athletic Association championship for the fourth time. He was also named an American Baseball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year.

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"He kind of gets overshadowed by Kobe a little bit, but he was his own Kobe of the junior college baseball world," OCC associate baseball coach Nate Johnson told ESPN.

“John meant so much to not only Orange Coast College, but to baseball,” Coast Athletic Director Jason Kehler said in a statement. “He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach. The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none — he treated them like family. Our deepest condolences go out to the Altobelli family during this time of tragedy.”

Mauser was tearfully remembered by her husband, Matt Mauser, in a phone interview on TODAY Monday.

"She was just an amazing person,'' he said. "Beautiful, smart, funny."

She was a teacher at a private school and an assistant coach under Bryant for his daughter's travel team, which had become a tight-knit group.

"They were amazing people in their own right,'' Mauser said about the other victims of the crash. "I knew them well. They were wonderful, they were warm, they loved their kids."

Remains Of Kobe, Gianna Bryant, 7 Others Killed In Helicopter Crash Released To Families .
Memorial service or funeral plans have not been announced for the Bryants, the Chesters, Mauser or Zobayan. But the Altobellis will be remembered with a 4 p.m. service to be held at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Feb.10.

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