Even after a year and some change, the case involving the helicopter crash that killed nine people, including Kobe Bryant, is anything but complete. New details emerged this week about what led up to the fateful crash.
Initially, whether due to hysteria or simply rushed journalism, the details surrounding the crash were fuzzy. When it happened, several reports came out including that Kobe Bryant was on board, and then that all of his children were with him and finally the accurate account: Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the nine victims of the fatal crash.
Now, we have even more details. The pilot, Ara Zoboyan, reportedly went against his training and violated flight rules, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). They concluded that he likely became so disoriented as a result that he could not tell up from down. This is called spatial disorientation, and between 2010 and 2019, almost 200 crashes involved it.
The case is currently under federal review, which led to these findings, and is impacting several new lawsuits and legislation.