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USA: Audio of conversation between ATC and Kobe Bryant's helicopter released *AUDIO*

United States, Calabasas
January 27, 2020 at 23:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Audio logs of the conversations between multiple air traffic controllers and the pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter revealed details of what transpired before Sunday's deadly crash, after they were released on Monday.

Pilot Ara Zobayan was given permission by air traffic controllers to proceed under "special visual flight rules," due to extremely foggy conditions, with the pilot flying while relying on his ability to see the terrain below.

Bryant's helicopter crashed into a mountain in Calabasas on Sunday morning with all nine people on board, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, losing their lives.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bryant spent his entire 20-year career at the LA Lakers, winning five NBA titles and winning the 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

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Audio logs of the conversations between multiple air traffic controllers and the pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter revealed details of what transpired before Sunday's deadly crash, after they were released on Monday.

Pilot Ara Zobayan was given permission by air traffic controllers to proceed under "special visual flight rules," due to extremely foggy conditions, with the pilot flying while relying on his ability to see the terrain below.

Bryant's helicopter crashed into a mountain in Calabasas on Sunday morning with all nine people on board, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, losing their lives.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Bryant spent his entire 20-year career at the LA Lakers, winning five NBA titles and winning the 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

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