Helicopter Pilot of Kobe Bryant’s fatal flight had no alcohol or drugs in his system

epa03068196 Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Byrant (L) is defended by Miami Heat forward Shane Battier (R) during their game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA, 19 January 2012. EPA/RHONA WISE

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The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January, killing Kobe Bryant and all eight other people aboard, had no alcohol or drugs in his system that day, according to an autopsy report.

Ara Zobayan was piloting the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter on the morning of January 26 when it went down on a hillside in Calabasas, California.

Toxicology screens tested for cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana and alcohol among others, according to reports from the Los Angeles County coroner.


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