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Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash: List Of Other Victims Finally Revealed.

January 26, 2020, witnessed the world lose one of its greatest legend- the basketball star Kobe Bryant when a helicopter carrying nine passengers, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, crashed over Calabasas, California, killing everyone on board. The crash was detected before 10 a.m. on a hillside near Malibu.

The authorities who arrived on the scene discovered a quarter-acre brush fire on the hillside and scanned the site for survivors. But, sadly, none of the nine people on board, including the pilot, survived. Reportedly, Bryant and his daughter were on the way to Mamba Sports Academy for a practice, which is not far from Los Angles.

As Bryant lived south of Los Angeles in coastal Orange County, he often used helicopters to avoid California's hectic traffic to save time and attend practices and games during his career as well as go on trips for his business ventures. His daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, was an aspiring basketball star, whom Bryant coached himself. Of his four daughters, she was his second-oldest child.

Orange Coast College coach John Altobelli and his family too perished in the helicopter crash

Tony, the sports information director and the younger brother of Orange Coast College's baseball coach, John Altobelli (56), his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa were also among those killed in the crash of the helicopter. Relatives, friends, and players gathered at the school's baseball field on the day of the crash and paid their tribute to Altobelli.

John Altobelli's daughter was also on the same basketball team Gianna was on. He was also entering his 28th season as a coach at the community college in Costa Mesa, California and was named national coach of the year after the college team won a state championship last year.

Regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, Bryant was an 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and scored 33,643 points in his 20-year career. Even after his retirement, Bryant remained in the limelight as he authored children's books and won an Academy Award in 2018 for his animated short film, "Dear Basketball."

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Author:Apeksha Bagchi
Publication:Latin Times
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Jan 27, 2020
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