Kobe Bryant death: Three bodies found at helicopter crash site

Three bodies have been recovered from the site where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his teenage daughter and seven others crashed on Sunday.

Emergency workers are continuing to search for other victims, as none of those onboard survived.

The aircraft carrying the basketball legendcrashed into a hillside in southern California at about 9.45am on Sunday.

Emergency workers have been seen removing bodies from the crash site
Image:Emergency workers have been seen removing bodies from the crash site
Authorities have warned that the recovery and investigation will take time
Image:Authorities have warned that the recovery and investigation will take time

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A police spokesman told the LA Times that the conditions “did not meet our minimum standards for flying”, while a pilot who used to fly Bryant said the weather was almost certainly to blame.

“The likelihood of a catastrophic twin engine failure on that aircraft – it just doesn’t happen,” Kurt Deetz told the paper.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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