UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Feelings are still burning Monday in the United States after the tragic death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash as investigations continue to find out the causes in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
After the tweets of President Donald Trump and his predecessor in the White House Park Obama and many millions around the world, the messages continued to commemorate the star who printed American basketball in his own character and crowned the champion of the NBA in the ranks of the Los Angeles Lakers.
David Beckham, who has been watching the Los Angeles Lakers games when he was a Los Angeles Galaxy player at the end of his career on his Instagram account, wrote “I needed many hours to find what to write and I don’t think my words will be enough to explain my feelings about the tragic departure of Cuban.” “.
While the United States, and Los Angeles, are deeply saddened by the departure of the legend, investigators have begun their work to find out the circumstances of the tragedy that he paid for, in addition to Bryant (41) and his daughter Janina (13), seven other people including the pilot.
Los Angeles Police Chief Alex Villanueva revealed that investigations may “take time”, appealing to the player’s supporters not to go to the crash site because the access to the Calabasas Hills is very rugged.
The Sikorsky S 76B helicopter crashed at about 10:00 local time (18:00 GMT) Sunday as thick fog surrounded the city.
According to preliminary information available to the investigation and covered by American newspapers, the flight data indicated difficulties that occurred when the plane flew over the Los Angeles Zoo when the captain was informed that he was flying low.
A few minutes later, the helicopter appears to have crashed into a hill about 520 meters from the ground before it caught fire.
The US Transportation Security Agency said it had seconded his team of 18 people to participate in the investigations, along with those responsible for air traffic in the United States.
Experts and responsible authorities favor the theory of bad weather rather than a technical malfunction.
Los Angeles police indicated in a telephone interview with “Agence France Presse” that poor visibility forced all of its helicopters to remain crouched on the airport floor on the morning of the accident, and it did not move until the afternoon when the vision cleared.
“Security has always been a priority for them,” said the local Island Express association of local helicopter operators in the area, who used to transport celebrities in the Los Angeles area.
Bryant was one of the most prominent basketball players born to the American stadiums, and he is one of seven players who crossed the 30,000 points in their career. He was also surrounded by Olympic gold twice in 2008 and 2012.
Cuban supporters are still flocking to the Los Angeles Lakers Stadium, which will be the scene of the city’s derby match against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday in the local league.
As of Monday, the Kobe Bryant successor to the Lakers LeBron James ranks had no response to the departure of the basketball icon.
James passed Kobe to become the third best recorded in the history of the NBA last Saturday, and the first rushed to congratulate him on his achievement and said on his account on Twitter, “Continue driving the game forward. All respect my brother.”
It was Kobe’s last tweet a few hours before he died in the plane crash.
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