Many technical terms in use for people not familiar with aviation, however, it seems the pilot of Kobe’s helicopter was adept and familiar with the airspace. The pilot was using major highways in the area as a means of navigation to the Mamba Academy. For the most part, it sounds like business as usual for the pilot and ATC. Whatever happened to cause the crash happened pretty quickly. This video is sped up a bit so it doesn’t reflect the real-time operation of Kobe’s chopper, but essentially, the pilot (due to whatever reasons) stopped responding to ATC for about 3 minutes before unfortunately crashing. NTSB and the helicopter’s manufacturer will produce the black box from the crash site. This will show all inputs and decisions the pilot made leading to the crash, as well as the mechanical state of the helicopter and any potential failures. Unfortunately, accidents in aviation do happen, and it hurts to have lost someone so important to our culture that has bridged the gap on our behalf the world over. I’m providing this as a way for some of yall to hopefully make sense of what happened, and maybe as a means of closure. I do not see foul play here: just God calling one of his soldiers home.