What We Know: The Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant And 8 Others

Police work around the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday.

The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter was operating under “Special VFR” (or Special Visual Flight Rules) status, meaning its pilot had been granted a request to fly in challenging conditions.

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