Kobe helicopter tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A federal investigator says the pilot of the helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer.
The helicopter hit a hillside Sunday after requesting special permission to fly through heavy fog.
Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board says Monday that radar spotted the craft at about 2,300 feet before began making a left descending turn.
NTSB investigators arrived on the scene Monday.
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