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All Nine Victims of the Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant and His Daughter Named

- January 27, 2020


Tributes have poured in for the seven other victims killed alongside Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in Sunday's tragic helicopter crash in California. 

Among those killed were sports coaches, parents and teenage peers of Bryant's basketball star daughter - the group are understood to have been travelling to Bryant's Mamba Academy for a practice session when the helicopter crashed in Calabasas. 

John Altobelli, a baseball coach at Orange Coast College, his wife Keri and their teen daughter Alyssa were killed; and a girls' basketball coach at Bryant's academy Christina Mauser.

Sarah Chester and her teen daughter Payton were also killed when the Sikorsky S-76 flew into the hillside and burst into flames.

Pilot Ara Zobayan was also killed. The cause of the crash is under investigation but the control tower at Burbank Airport was contacted by the pilot shortly before 10am local time.




Among those killed were sports coaches and teenage peers of Bryant's basketball star daughter - the group are understood to have been traveling to Bryant's Mamba Academy for a practice session when the helicopter crashed in Calabasas (pictured: Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna at the Lakes game on December 29)


The Altobellis daughter Alyssa who played on the same basketball team as Gianna Bryant at the Mamba Academy


Sarah Chester, right, and her daughter Payton. Todd Schmidt, the school principal at Harbor View Elementary, remembered the pair as 'two gorgeous human beings'


John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College and his wife Keri died in the helicopter crash along with the other seven, including their daughter Alyssa



Christina Mauser, who also worked at the Mamba Academy, was a girls basketball coach at the private elementary Harbor Day School in Newport Beach. Gianna was a pupil at the school. Her husband, Matt Mauser (pictured with his wife) said: 'My kids and I are devastated. We lost our beautiful wife and mom today in a helicopter crash.'




Pilot Ara Zobayan was also killed. The cause of the crash is under investigation but the control tower at Burbank Airport was contacted by the pilot shortly before 10am local time


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