A witness took pictures of the flaming wreckage after seeing the helicopter slam into a California hillside

Photos taken in the aftermath of the crash show the flaming wreckage of the chopper after the pilot had told air traffic controllers he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer. Ara Zobayan had asked for and received special clearance to fly in heavy fog just minutes before the crash and was flying at 1,400 feet when he went south and then west, an accident investigator said Monday. They also revealed there was no black box on board but instead an iPad which was used for flight itinerary as the crash site in Calabasas, California is being actively patrolled for looters by officers on horseback. Pilot Zobayan asked for air traffic controllers to provide ‘flight following’ radar assistance but was told the craft was too low for that assistance, Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board said. The crash killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna (pictured together right) as well as pilot Zobayan and six others.

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.


Video shared by those in the studio shows Bregoli and 19-year-old Vicky – whose real name is Victoria Waldrip – punching and kicking each other as men try to separate them.

Woah Vicky can be seen repeatedly climbing on Bhabie in an effort to pin her to the floor and continues hitting her.

A clip shared by Vicky even shows the irate rapper trying to get a hold of her after they get pulled apart.

A porn star is facing more than 15 years in prison after she was arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the leg with a butter knife when she caught him sleeping with another woman.

Bridget Powers, who has dwarfism and whose real name is Cheryl Murphy, was taken into custody in Nevada last month after a neighbor reported hearing screams in the incident where she was filmed smashing a window with a barbecue grill.

Actress and former Fox News contributor Stacey Dash was arrested on Sunday in Pasco County and charged with domestic battery.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Dash, 52, and a man became involved in an argument just before 8 p.m. Deputies said Dash pushed the man and slapped him in the face.

The 5-foot-4, 108-pound star from the 1995 film Clueless owns a home in Pasco County, according to celebrity website TMZ.

Officials said the man, whose name was not released but is allegedly her husband, sustained scratch marks to his upper left arm.

Dallas Cowboys defensive captain Tyrone Crawford brawled with an entire team of bouncers at a Florida bar, as captured in security footage that was revealed on Wednesday.

The 6foot4, 290-pound defensive lineman engaged in the fight on March 15 at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City Beach, Florida, according to TMZ.

But while the Cowboys and the NFL are aware of the incident, Crawford was never actually arrested – although that does not guarantee he won’t be punished by the league for violating the personal conduct policy.


R. Kelly, who was indicted Friday afternoon on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, turned himself into a Chicago police station on Friday night. He is set to appear for a bond hearing on Saturday. The incidents — in which three of the alleged victims were minors — took place between 1998 and 2010. The victims were identified only by their initials in the press conference and legal documents.


The Kansas City Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt, saying that he lied about kicking and shoving a 19-year-old woman during an altercation that was caught on video. Video footage of the incident at a Cleveland hotel in February emerged on Friday, and the Chiefs said in a statement that the footage proved that Hunt had been ‘untruthful’ with investigators.

The Chiefs said that Hunt would be released ‘immediately’. Hunt, 23, had helped propel the Chiefs to first place in the AFC with a 9-2 record, and had been seen as one of the team’s best shots of securing a Super Bowl title. It is now unclear whether he will ever play again. In addition to being cut from the Chiefs, Hunt has been placed on the NFL Commissioner Exempt list, meaning he is barred from practicing, playing in or attending games. Hunt responded to being cut in a statement to ESPN, saying: ‘I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.’

Kareem Hunt Hotel Aftermath Video:

Tyler Evans killed himself in front of a Los Angeles police department station in September. His girlfriend had reported him the day before and said he followed her to the station with a gun. Police confronted Evans outside, telling him to stay on the ground and put his hands in the air. But Evans stood up and continued to move toward the street as the cops yelled at him. They then fired a bean bag round at him. Just seconds later, Evans shot himself in the head.


Kanye West says he used the wrong word when he said he wanted to “abolish” the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, and added, there’s a better way to change our Constitution. Ye came into TMZ — as he promised he would — to explain further what he meant when he tweeted on Sunday. He started by saying the word he should have used was “amend” — as in, he wants to tweak the 13th.

Sports Illustrated Reports:
Troubling allegations of domestic violence were brought upon Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy on Tuesday, as his girlfriend’s friend shared graphic images of the assault. McCoy has denied the allegations.

McCoy’s girlfriend, Delicia, is shown in the picture with cuts and bruises across her face. The picture was posted by Delicia’s friend, Mia, but was later deleted.

The caption on the post reads: “@shadymccoy is THE DEVIL!!! YOU ARE AN ANIMAL!!!!!! We didn’t say anything about how you beat your dog “Henny” into kidney failure. Let’s not talk about all the times my best friend had to stop you from VICIOUSLY beating your son for small things like peeing in the bed. We kept quiet about your drug usage … all the ILLEGAL steroids and needles you were using, but we will not keep quiet about this!!!!!! I can’t believe you did this to my best friend!!!!! YOUR KARMA IS GOING TO BE SO REAL!!!!!! The world needs to know what type of animal you really are!!!!!!! This was just her yesterday on the left and now this morning this is her on the right!!!!”