Here are the 9 victims of the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter
Author: Wardah Sempa | Monday 27th January 2020
Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning. He had been travelling with eight other people in his private helicopter at the time. All of them died in the crash, which took place in dangerously foggy conditions.
Here are the names of everyone on the flight:
Kobe Bryant, aged 41. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna "Gigi" Bryant.
John Altobelli, the baseball coach at Orange Coast College. He was 56. Keri Altobelli, the wife of John. Alyssa Altobelli, their daughter. She was one of Gianna's basketball teammates.
Christina Mauser, a basketball coach at the nearby Harbor Day School, the school Gigi Bryant attended. Husband Matt Mauser wrote on Facebook, confirming his wife's death. He said: "My kids and I are devastated, We lost out beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash. Please respect our privacy. Thank you for all the well wishes they mean so much."
Payton Chester, a middle school student. Sarah Chester, Payton's mother.
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Ara Zobayan, the pilot.
They had been en route to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where Bryant coached his daughter and other teammates, The New York Times reported.
John Altobelli — also known as "Coach Alto" — had been the school's coach for the past 27 years, Orange Coast College confirmed.