Multiple media outlets are reporting that Kobe Bryant is among those dead in a S-76 helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, Sunday 26 January. The crash happened before 10 am local time in mountainous terrain. Initial data indicate the aircraft involved is a Sikorsky S-76B registered N72EX.
Update 7 February 2020 — The NTSB has released an aircraft accident investigate update with factual information regarding the crash of N72EX. The report may viewed in its entirety here.
N72EX flight path and data
First signal from the aircraft was received at 17:06 UTC. Last data from the aircraft was received at 17:45 UTC.
Final minute of ADS-B data
We have extracted granular data (downloadable below) from the flight. The graph below shows altitude, ground speed, and vertical speed for the aircraft for the final minute of flight.
N72EX downloadable data
Downloadable data is available in CSV and KML format.