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Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« on: May 16, 2020, 10:49:48 am »
Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash victims reveals pilot had no drugs or alcohol in his system, all were killed instantly and Gianna's basketball jersey was found at scene!

* The Los Angeles County coroner's office released the autopsy reports Friday
* The reports confirmed all the crash victims died from blunt trauma
* The clinical and graphic report tells describes broken bones, dismembered body parts and a stench of fuel on what *
   remained of clothing that burned
* The pilot's report confirmed there were no drugs or alcohol in his system
* Kobe Bryant's autopsy revealed the only drug he had in his system was Ritalin

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has released the autopsy reports Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others who were killed in a California helicopter crash in January.

Bryant was headed to his daughter's basketball tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, on the morning of January 26, when the accident occurred 39 minutes after takeoff.

The victims were killed 'rapidly if not instantly' when the helicopter slammed into a hillside, according to autopsies released Friday. Their causes of deaths were listed as blunt trauma.

A National Transportation Safety Board report in February had revealed the helicopter was travelling at 184mph when it hit the hillside according to coroner's report, Ara Zobayan - the pilot - did not have alcohol or drugs in his system.

Also killed were Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser, who helped Bryant coach his daughter's basketball team; and Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton. Alyssa and Payton were Giannaīs teammates.

The reports by the Los Angeles County coronerīs office provide a clinical but unvarnished look at just how brutal the crash was, describing broken bones, dismembered body parts and a stench of fuel on what remained of clothing that burned.

The full report is 180 pages long, with 17 pages covering Kobe. It describes injuries to almost his entire body.

The report for Gianna noted that a basketball shirt which carried her number 2 on the back was found at the scene.

Among the drugs the pilot was tested for were benzodiazepines, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, opioids, phencyclidine and amphetamines, according to the autopsy report obtained by DailyMail.com. 

The report on Bryant revealed the only drug in his system was methylphenidate, which is sold under the brand name Ritalin and used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

The crash occurred when the helicopter flew into fog. Zobayan climbed sharply to try to get above the clouds, turned left and plunged into a hillside.

Federal authorities are still investigating the accident.

The NTSB released a preliminary report in February, which suggested that the pilot came very close to navigating the unfavorable weather conditions and steering the helicopter out the other side to safety.

It stated the aircraft was only 100 feet away from exiting the heavy cloud and emerging into better visibility.

However, instead of holding off for the short time and continuing to increase altitude, Zobayan appears to have attempted a maneuver moving the aircraft up and forward to quickly clear the clouds, reported aviation expert Mike Sagely.

'When he went into the clouds, he had a full on emergency,' Sagely said.

The pilot then likely made a fatal left turn, sending the aircraft hurtling into the steep terrain at more than 180 mph.

Sagely said that turning during the pop-up maneuver is 'catastrophic . . . 80 to 90 percent of the time.'

The report also details the helicopter pilot's contacts with air traffic control in the lead up to the crash, which support these findings.

The pilot had flown under special conditions lower to the ground while it navigated bad weather, but appeared to be climbing immediately before the crash.

The report states: 'The SCT controller then asked the pilot his intentions, to which he replied he was climbing to 4,000 feet. There were no further transmissions.'

It notes that the helicopter climbed to 1,500 feet above the highway, before beginning a left turn towards its destination.

The report adds: 'Eight seconds later, the aircraft began descending and the left turn continued. The descent rate increased to over 4,000 feet per minute (fpm), ground speed reached 160 knots.'

Investigators stated that the helicopter did not show any signs of engine failure.

They believe that since a tree branch at the crash site was cut, it appears the engines were working and rotors turning at the time of impact.

Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, and surviving relatives of the passengers have sued pilot Zobayan and helicopter charter company Island Express for wrongful death.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8325235/Autopsy-Pilot-Kobe-Bryant-crash-no-alcohol-drugs.html




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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 12:16:19 pm »
Like Kobes wife needs the $$$.No doubt this was sad.The millions u make from the lawsuit help the poor so maybe something good comes out of it.

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 04:54:01 pm »
Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash victims reveals pilot had no drugs or alcohol in his system, all were killed instantly and Gianna's basketball jersey was found at scene!

* The Los Angeles County coroner's office released the autopsy reports Friday
* The reports confirmed all the crash victims died from blunt trauma
* The clinical and graphic report tells describes broken bones, dismembered body parts and a stench of fuel on what *
   remained of clothing that burned
* The pilot's report confirmed there were no drugs or alcohol in his system
* Kobe Bryant's autopsy revealed the only drug he had in his system was Ritalin

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has released the autopsy reports Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others who were killed in a California helicopter crash in January.

Bryant was headed to his daughter's basketball tournament at his Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, on the morning of January 26, when the accident occurred 39 minutes after takeoff.

The victims were killed 'rapidly if not instantly' when the helicopter slammed into a hillside, according to autopsies released Friday. Their causes of deaths were listed as blunt trauma.

A National Transportation Safety Board report in February had revealed the helicopter was travelling at 184mph when it hit the hillside according to coroner's report, Ara Zobayan - the pilot - did not have alcohol or drugs in his system.

Also killed were Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser, who helped Bryant coach his daughter's basketball team; and Sarah Chester and her daughter Payton. Alyssa and Payton were Giannaīs teammates.

The reports by the Los Angeles County coronerīs office provide a clinical but unvarnished look at just how brutal the crash was, describing broken bones, dismembered body parts and a stench of fuel on what remained of clothing that burned.

The full report is 180 pages long, with 17 pages covering Kobe. It describes injuries to almost his entire body.

The report for Gianna noted that a basketball shirt which carried her number 2 on the back was found at the scene.

Among the drugs the pilot was tested for were benzodiazepines, cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, marijuana, opioids, phencyclidine and amphetamines, according to the autopsy report obtained by DailyMail.com. 

The report on Bryant revealed the only drug in his system was methylphenidate, which is sold under the brand name Ritalin and used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

The crash occurred when the helicopter flew into fog. Zobayan climbed sharply to try to get above the clouds, turned left and plunged into a hillside.

Federal authorities are still investigating the accident.

The NTSB released a preliminary report in February, which suggested that the pilot came very close to navigating the unfavorable weather conditions and steering the helicopter out the other side to safety.

It stated the aircraft was only 100 feet away from exiting the heavy cloud and emerging into better visibility.

However, instead of holding off for the short time and continuing to increase altitude, Zobayan appears to have attempted a maneuver moving the aircraft up and forward to quickly clear the clouds, reported aviation expert Mike Sagely.

'When he went into the clouds, he had a full on emergency,' Sagely said.

The pilot then likely made a fatal left turn, sending the aircraft hurtling into the steep terrain at more than 180 mph.

Sagely said that turning during the pop-up maneuver is 'catastrophic . . . 80 to 90 percent of the time.'

The report also details the helicopter pilot's contacts with air traffic control in the lead up to the crash, which support these findings.

The pilot had flown under special conditions lower to the ground while it navigated bad weather, but appeared to be climbing immediately before the crash.

The report states: 'The SCT controller then asked the pilot his intentions, to which he replied he was climbing to 4,000 feet. There were no further transmissions.'

It notes that the helicopter climbed to 1,500 feet above the highway, before beginning a left turn towards its destination.

The report adds: 'Eight seconds later, the aircraft began descending and the left turn continued. The descent rate increased to over 4,000 feet per minute (fpm), ground speed reached 160 knots.'

Investigators stated that the helicopter did not show any signs of engine failure.

They believe that since a tree branch at the crash site was cut, it appears the engines were working and rotors turning at the time of impact.

Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, and surviving relatives of the passengers have sued pilot Zobayan and helicopter charter company Island Express for wrongful death.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8325235/Autopsy-Pilot-Kobe-Bryant-crash-no-alcohol-drugs.html




This whole situation is just sad.
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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 04:59:40 am »
interesting information

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 01:05:12 pm »
So sad. I can't believe that wasn't even 4 months ago. There's been so much going on it feels like it was a few years ago.
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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 10:41:49 pm »
Interesting report, but such a sad and tragic event. May they all RIP.

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 06:18:39 am »
so sad...doesnt seem like its been that long ago..
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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 06:44:01 am »
I do not understand why they would do an autopsy on people who died in a helicopter crash. Obviously the crash is what killed them. I can see doing a toxicology report on the pilot just to see if he had drugs in his system. Although it would not make a difference.  Possibly in a situation like this doing one on everyone. But even then Idk why it would be made public info. It is none of anybody's business.

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 08:56:23 am »
Such a sad situation.

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 12:08:39 pm »
I do not understand why they would do an autopsy on people who died in a helicopter crash. Obviously the crash is what killed them. I can see doing a toxicology report on the pilot just to see if he had drugs in his system. Although it would not make a difference.  Possibly in a situation like this doing one on everyone. But even then Idk why it would be made public info. It is none of anybody's business.

They do the autopsies - even for a helicopter crash -  to find out the specifics. Was it the impact of the crash (i.e. blunt force trauma), burns, smoke inhalation or something else that ultimately killed the person? The rules regarding whether the information is made public varies by state. California recognizes these materials as public.
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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2020, 12:30:34 pm »
Sad story indeed...with all that has happened since then with COVID 19 it seems like this almost happened a long time ago...

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2020, 10:58:42 pm »

    Cause of death: Accidental- no survivors.
    It is all very sad...like many other accidents.

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2020, 11:53:15 pm »
Sad event indeed. Just proves life is short and it should be cherished not squandered

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Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2020, 06:11:00 am »
Sad event indeed. Just proves life is short and it should be cherished not squandered
Squandered?LOL!!

They were traveling to an event.Its time an unforseen occurrence befall us all.Seems to be a bad judgement on pilot and maybe weather caused it.Circumstances led to wrong place wrong time.

Squandered?LOL!!!

Then u get some foolish ones that say it was their time,God needed angels...LOL!
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 06:17:46 am by Donnamarg323 »

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