Text messages reconstruct copter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, eight others

The instant messages followed Kobe Bryant’s helicopter on a tranquil Sunday morning five months back. “Wheels up,” the agent who organized the flight informed as the Sikorsky S-76B left John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana at 9:06 a.m. Veteran pilot Ara Zobayan would move Bryant, his 13-year-old little girl Gianna and six others on their approach to b-ball games at the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks. Zobayan was Bryant’s preferred pilot. The resigned Lakers…

"Text messages reconstruct copter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, eight others"