9 victims of fatal Ca. helicopter crash identified

Kobe Bryant and his daughter among others killed

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January 27, 2020 - 9:37 am
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All nine victims of a fatal helicopter crash in California have been identified. NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna, were among seven other people onboard the helicopter which was on its way to his daughter’s basketball game when it went down.

According to CBS News, the other victims identified include, Orange Coast College’s Head Coach John Altobelli along with his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa. CBS News reports Altobelli’s daughter also played on the same basketball team as Bryant’s daughter.

Another victim, Christina Mauser, was a basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach where Bryant’s daughter attends. Sarah Chester, her middle-school aged daughter Payton Chester, and the helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan were also killed in the crash. The FAA is investigating what caused the crash.

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