NBA star Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, were among nine people killed when a Sikorsky C-76 helicopter crashes in Calabasas, near Los Angeles, on Sunday, 26 January. Sheriff Alex Villanueva, of Los Angeles County, said the cause of the crash was not known but a full investigation will be launched by the National Transportation Safety Board. — lynn🌼 (@LynnMubiru) January 27, 2020 There have been hundreds of helicopters crashes since they were first invented but here are some of the most high profile incidents. Leicester City Football Stadium – 2018 In October 2018 the Thai billionaire owner of English Premier League side Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was killed when his helicopter crashed in the car park outside the club’s King Power Stadium following a match. Srivaddhanaprabha, 60, had just watched his team draw 1-1 with West Ham. I am not NBA fan but I knew Kobe Bryant was an iconic name in NBA. — Niranjan B (@UnitedNMB) January 27, 2020 The crash also claimed the lives of two of his employees - Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare — pilot Eric Swaffer and his Polish girlfriend Izabela Lechowicz. In December 2018 the Air Accidents Investigation Branch said the pedals in the cockpit of the Agusta… Read full this story
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