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Nine including basketball star Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Nine people including basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California on Sunday.

The private Sikorsky S-76B helicopter departed John Wayne Airport at 9:06 am (local time) for Mamba Sports Academy,  Newbury Park when it crashed shortly before 10:00 am (local time). Although the exact reason for the crash is unknown, authorities speculate that bad weather condition might have been responsible for the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.