Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The report of the helicopter crash that killed famed NBA star Kobe Bryant found no signs of engine failure.
Federal investigators said in a report last Friday that there was no technical fault in the helicopter rig. Experts say it is possible that the accident, which was caused by adverse weather conditions, may have been caused by the helicopter pilot losing direction and control.
Ara Zorbayan, a 50-year-old pilot, had told the control tower before the crash that he would climb 4 thousand feet (1219 meters) to get out of the clouds. The report also revealed that the pilot, who had risen to a height of 700 meters, was only 30 meters from the top of the clouds. The helicopter, which was rapidly losing altitude at that moment, crashed into a hillside at 290 kilometers per hour.
NBA announced that a memorial service will be held at Staples Center on February 24 for Kobe Bryant, the legendary basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers, and the other 8 people who died in the crash.
The statement said the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Bryant, who died at the age of 41 for the ceremony, had become a legend after 20 years on the jersey, was deemed appropriate. The date of the ceremony was dedicated to the jerseys of Bryant, 24, and his daughter Gianna, 2.