NTSB Releases Drone Video of Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash Site

The National Transportation Safety Board released drone video Tuesday morning of investigators at the site of the helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office also announced Tuesday that all nine bodies had been recovered. The recovery effort was hampered by the rugged terrain on the hillside where the crash occurred.

In a press briefing a day earlier, a spokeswoman for the NTSB said the helicopter was flying in foggy conditions when it crashed.

The cause remains under investigation, but weather conditions at the time were dangerous enough that the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department grounded their helicopters out of precaution.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva also revealed in the press briefing that paparazzi and looters have tried to hike up to the crash site. As a result, members of the sheriff’s department are now patrolling the rugged area around-the-clock on horseback, Villanueva said.

The crash claimed the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant; pilot Ara Zobayan; Orange Coast College head baseball coach John Altobelli; his wife Keri Altobelli; their 13-year-old daughter Alyssa Altobelli; Christina Mauser, a basketball coach at Harbor Day School in Newport Beach; Payton Chester, a basketball teammate of Gianna’s; and her mother, Sarah Chester.