In his final transmission, the pilot of a helicopter that crashed, killing nine people including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, told air traffic control he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Monday.
When air traffic control asked the pilot what he planned to do, there was no reply, investigators told reporters. The last radar contact was around 9:45 a.m. Sunday, a report revealed
During the pilot’s conversation with air traffic control, they advised the pilot there was going to be a delay due to traffic after he requested for special visual flight rules.
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