Los Angeles – The pilot of the helicopter in which they perished Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers reported that she was taking height, when in reality descended, reported to federal investigators in documents released Wednesday.
Ara Zobayan said by radio to air traffic controllers that he was rising to 4,000 feet (1,220 meters) to be placed above the clouds, on the 26th of January. In fact, the helicopter was falling towards the side of a hill, against which it crashed, northwest of Los Angeles.
The report by the National Board of Transportation Safety (NTSB, for its acronym in English) said that Zobayan would have “misperceived” the angle of direction of the aircraft.
This can occur when a pilot is misleading due to the low visibility.
Several experts had said that the direction of the flight suggested that Zobayan was disoriented.
The 1,700 pages of reports do not offer a conclusion about what caused the disaster. Instead, gather information about facts.
At a later date, there should arise a final report.
Bryant, her daughter Gianna of 13 years and six friends of the family perished, the same thing that Zobayan.