According to reports, there were key eyewitnesses who saw Kobe Bryant's helicopter about a 100 feet from clearer skies before it crashed that killed Bryant and his daughter along with seven other passengers. There was no evidence of mechanical, engine malfunction of the helicopter, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
According to reports, the crash likely was caused by horrible visual, cloudy, foggy conditions, which caused the pilot to become disoriented before the deadly crash.
The pilot by the name of Ara Zobayan told air traffic control he was ascending to climb 4,000 feet a top of the clouds but he ascended 2,300 feet just 100 feet away from top of the clouds. He reportedly went down and slammed into the hillside at 200 mph killing all and the pilot.
A memorial service will be for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and the other victims who died on the helicopter will be scheduled on February 24 at the Staples Center, according to NBA-TV.