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Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Crash Caused By Pilot's 'Spatial Disorientation,' Investigation Finds

Kobe Bryant's Helicopter Crash Caused By Pilot's 'Spatial Disorientation,' Investigation Finds

The National Transportation Safety Board has revealed their findings on their investigation of the deadly helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and 7 others.

The pilot suffered from “spatial disorientation” after flying through clouds and becoming disoriented.

The official definition of “spatial disorientation” is the “inability of a pilot to correctly interpret aircraft attitude, altitude or airspeed in relation to the Earth or other points of reference.”

One investigator said “the pilot doesn’t know which way is up.”

The deceased passengers also include Alyssa Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, John Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Payton Chester and Sarah Chester, as well as pilot Ara Zobayan.

The crash took place on January 26, 2020, and on the one year anniversary, celebrities paid tribute to Kobe, Gianna, and the other lives lost.

Our continued thoughts are with all the families impacted by this terrible tragedy.

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