BASKETBALL great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died in a horrific helicopter crash because the pilot “didn’t know which way was up,” government investigators ruled.
Pilot Ara Zobayan became disoriented after flying into thick fog, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials.
The helicopter, a Sikorsky 5-76B, slammed into a hillside about 40 minutes after takeoff on Jan. 26, 2020.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend, 41, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others — who were headed to a youth hoops tournament — died in the fiery crash.
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