Pilot error blamed for icon's death

US safety investigators believe the pilot was responsible for the crash that killed basketball icon Kobe Bryant.

Bryant, his daughter and seven other people perished when the helicopter crash into hillside in California on January 26, 2020.

Investigators found the pilot was disorientated whilst flying through low fog and he became so disorientated he could not discern down from up.

It was also revealed that flying through the thick fog violated several safety standards. It is not believed that Bryant put extra pressure on the pilot but he may have felt pressure to deliver such a high profile person.

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