the Accident Sunday claimed the lives Kobe Bryant life cost supposedly also eight other persons life and not, as previously thought four.
It confirmed the Sheriff of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Alex Villanueva, at a press conference close to midnight Danish time.
- Since our people arrived on site to assist we quickly the firemen present, and they noted quickly that there are no survivors were.
According to our information should have been nine people on board the helicopter - eight in addition to the pilot.
- Retsmedicinerne is still to identify the remains of the deceased, and we will out of respect for the relatives do not come with names on the no, said Alex Villanueva.
however, It has been confirmed that the basketball legend Kobe Bryant was on board the helicopter, which was his private. It crashed shortly before noon. 19 English time near the city of Calabasas, ca. 30 km west of Los Angeles.
on board the helicopter was also his 13-year-old daughter, Giana Maria Onoro. The other seven have not been identified.
fire chief for the Loas Angeles County, Daryl L. Osby, explained at the press conference, that his people were the first on the spot.
Here so an area of approx. 1000 square meters, which was strewn with debris, and there were fires everywhere. It was very difficult rescue, as the area was very steep, and they got the help flown in.
- We got winched rescue workers down from a helicopter, but they found relatively quickly that there are no survivors were, and we are left, therefore, the site to police investigators, without disturbing it too much, said Daryl L. Osby.
He indicated that it was difficult to extinguish the fires, as there were different kinds.
- There was a fire in the shrubbery in many places, but there were also flames occurred in magnesium. They are very difficult to extinguish, since magnesium reacts with both oxygen and water, he said.
Everywhere in the US, Sunday used to commemorate Kobe Bryant. Both in all the NBA matches, but also in the NFL's all star game, the Pro Bowl, where there should be a minute's silence. Chosen the many spectators in Orlando instead pounding to yell, 'Kobe, Kobe, Kobe'.
Outside LA Lakers home, the Staples Center, was their big hero remembered. Photo: Monica Almeida/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
23. august 1978 in Philadelphia, UNITED states
26. January 2020 (41 years)
8 (until the 2006/2007 season) and 24 - both withdrawn by the LA Lakers
No. 13 in 1996 (Charlotte Hornets - traded to LA Lakers)
1996-2006: The La Lakers
33.643 - fourth most in NBA history
5 NBA championships (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010)
1 times the MVP in the base game (2008)
2 times MVP in the final series (2009 and 2010)
2 times the NBA's top scorer (2006 and 2007)
2 times the OLYMPIC gold (2008 and 2012)
Bryant won moreover the academy award for best animated short film, 'Dear Basketball' (2018)
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