Famed LA Laker shooting guard Kobe Bryant died along with eight others in a helicopter crash Sunday morning. The shocking incident has fans reeling—and trying to figure out what went wrong amid a barrage of speculation, fake news and conspiracy-mongering on Twitter.
An eyewitness describes the crash itself:
The radar records show the helicopter's flight path, and recordings of air traffic control show communications between the helicopter and controller:
A helicopter pilot explains a possible sequence of events. It seems likely the pilot was scud running down the 101 under a low cloud ceiling, then attempted a wide turn through the fog west of Calabasas, only to fly into the hills south of the highway.
Aviation Safety has records on the helicopter and the incident.
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