All-star basketball player Kobe Bryant died January 26th, 2020 in a helicopter crash. The pilot who crashed the helicopter carrying Bryant killed all nine people on board, including himself. Even though over a year has passed since the tragedy, more information on the crash is slowly being released.
The pilot flew indiscriminately into a huge cloud of fog where he became confused. It led him to believe he was climbing the side of the mountain when the aircraft was in actuality the helicopter was plunging toward the Southern California slope federal safety officials released on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021.
The Public Transportation Security Board accused pilot Ara Zobayan of the Jan. 26, 2020 accident that murdered him alongside Kobe Bryant, Kobe’s daughter, and six different travelers going to a girls basketball competition.
The Public Transportation Security Board has accused pilot Ara Zobayan, while an accomplished pilot, of disregarded his preparation, abused flight rules by flying into conditions where he was unable to see and neglected to take the right measures. If Zobayan had gone back down the hill and landed or switched to auto-pilot, he would have maintained a safe distance from the hill and could have avoided the crash.
The NTSB said it was likely Zobayan felt stressed to transport his star customer to his little girl’s competition. Authorities think Zobayan may have likewise felt “continuation bias,” an unconscious tendency among pilots to stick with the original plan despite changing conditions.
“The closer you get to the destination the more you think just maybe you can pull this off,” NTSB Vice Director Bruce Landsberg said Tuesday.
The organization reported the long-anticipated discoveries during a four-hour hearing pinpointing likely explanations of what went wrong in the 40-minute flight. The accident prompted inevitable public grieving for the resigned ball star and a few claims and incited state and government enactment.