911 calls testify to the plane crash that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others.
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LOS ANGELES.- The people who called emergency number 911 immediately after fatal accident from helicopter that ended the life of Kobe Bryant and eight other people highlighted the poor visibility of the area at the moment of impact.
That follows from the five audios of calls made public this tuesday by fire Department of the county of The Angels, which affect the bad weather conditions to fly, the hypothesis with greater force on the accident of last January 26.
“I could hear a plane, as if I were among the clouds, but I couldn't see it. Then we hear a loud outbreak and a dry sound and then I could see the calls“, Said a witness in a call to number 911, according to the audio obtained by the television channel NBC News.
"What crashed into the hill," he continued, "is also in calls. I think it was a plane, a small plane. ”
According to another audio, one person described the "poor visibility" in the sky due to fog.
"Imagine jumping into a pool full of milk and opening your eyes," he said.
Another witness described how he was unable to see the helicopter when it passed over the density of the fog that day, even though the sound seemed very close.
At the time of the collision, Kobe Bryant, 41, He was traveling with his daughter Gianna, of 13, and other seven people aboard his helicopter, which he used regularly to avoid the well-known Los Angeles traffic.
Too the baseball coach died of the Orange Coast University, John Altobelli, his wife Keri And your daughter, Alyssa, who played on the same team as Gianna; a basketball coach, Christina Mauser; another teammate and her mother, Payton Y Sarah Chester; and the pilot, Ara Zobayan.
According to National Security Board in the Transport (NTSB, for its acronym in English), the helicopter descended at a speed exceeding 600 meters (2,000 feet) per minute before the fatal impact on the side of a hill in Calabasas, California, causing a "high impact" accident.
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