NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among several people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Bryant (41), was on his way to a youth basketball game with his daughter Gianna Bryant, who was 13, when the helicopter crashed.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that there were no survivors, and according to the flight manifest, there were nine people on board the helicopter.
Los Angeles County fire Chief Daryl Osby said on Sunday afternoon that the Federal Aviation Administration was on the scene and will work with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the crash. He said authorities will not release the names of victims until they are identified and next of kin are notified.
The cause of the crash was unknown. The helicopter departed from John Wayne Airport in Orange County at 9:06 a.m. PT. The first 911 call reporting the crash was received at 9:47 a.m.
Orange Coast College baseball coaching legend John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and their daughter Alyssa were among the victims, the Altobelli family confirmed. Altobelli won four California community college titles in his 27 years at the school.
The crash came one day after Bryant was passed by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list