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Video: Kobe Bryant's chopper 'circled aggressively' before it crashed

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Filed on January 30, 2020
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An eyewitness filmed the chopper circling above his house, around 30 minutes before it crashed.

Minutes before the ill-fated chopper crashed killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna along with seven others, is believed to be "performing a very aggressive circling maneuver''.

An eyewitnesses, David Lyudmirsky, filmed the chopper circling above his house in Glendale, California, around 30 minutes before it crashed. 

The footage was posted on Twitter and is now in the hands of federal aviation probers, reported NYP. Lyudmirsky, 41, the father-of-three and a construction inspector said he had just gone outside his house on an otherwise "quiet'' Sunday because he heard a noise "as loud as thunder - imagine a gang of bikers - overhead."

That's when he started filming because "a huge helicopter, one that doesn't ever fly that low, one that never circles, it's just meant to go from point A to point B, was acting "strange". Ludmirsky said, "I didn't think it was in trouble. I just didn't understand what was going on.''

Along with the video he wrote on Twitter: "This pilot was performing a very aggressive circling maneuver . I observed 1 or 2 circles before filming & he was even lower & closer to my house, engine maxed."

He added that it was the only chopper that went over his house that morning.

Agency spokesman Keith Holloway told said, "We have received and [been] notified of a number of videos that are surfacing on the Internet and various other outlets. However, we are unable to verify any at this time."


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