Photos of the helicopter crash site where basketball icon Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and three others, were killed on Sunday, have emerged.
Emergency workers are seen sifting through the smoldering wreckage of the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter in this grim photo from the scene of the crash in the hills of Calabasas.
The craft plummeted from the sky around 10 a.m. local time amid foggy conditions, killing all five people aboard, among them Bryant, 41.
The blaze made it tough for firefighters and emergency personnel to get to the chopper, a watch commander for the LA County Sheriff’s Department told the paper.
LA Times reporter Richard Winton tweeted footage of the fire department helicopter above the crash site, adding it was “hovering and now landed.”
The flames sparked a brush fire, at first cutting emergency responders off from the wreck, according to reports.