“You’re Too Low” – Audio Offers Glimpse Into Final Moments Before Deadly Crash That Killed Kobe
As the whole world (minus a few embittered journalists and feminists who couldn’t resist trashing Bryant’s legacy in the hours after his death) mourns the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, more information about the circumstances of the crash has begun to leak out via the press.
And in one of the most disturbing reports, Sky News has managed to obtain the audio recording between pilot and air-traffic controllers. It appears the helicopter was held up to allow for other aircraft to pass, and it circled for about 15 minutes until it got clearance from air traffic controllers to continue.
The controllers mention poor visibility around the Burbank and Van Nuys areas, but the pilot talks to controllers normally before communication suddenly goes dead near the crash site at Calabasas.
The conversation between the pilot and the control tower begins about 50 seconds into this video:
Below is a map of the chopper’s flight path.