Crews Respond to Smoking Wreckage of Kobe Bryant's Downed Helicopter

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among the nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, January 26, officials said.

This footage, filmed by Alejandra Sierra, shows smoke rising from the downed helicopter in the hills of Calabasas. The video goes on to show first responders at the scene of the crash and debris scattered across the ground.

“It wasn’t until minutes after we were escorted [off] the trail that we were informed Kobe had been on that helicopter. My heart truly goes out to his family and the family of others involved,” Sierra told Storyful.

The crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and FBI, the Los Angeles Times reported. Credit: Alejandra Sierra via Storyful