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Fake video of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash circulates online

Posted: 9:50 AM, Jan 27, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-27 11:25:03-05
Fake video of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash circulates online

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A fake video claiming to show the helicopter crash that killed nine people including Kobe Bryant and his daughter is spreading across social media.

The fake video appears to show a chopper spinning out of control before bursting into flames.

The footage is actually of a chopper that clipped the Ras al-Khaimah wire near Dubai in 2018. The four crew members on board of that helicopter were all killed in the fiery crash.

The unrelated footage is creating outrage promoting calls for the video to be taken down.

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, were killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning in Calabasas.

He was 41-years-old.

The former Los Angeles Lakers star is among nine people who died in the crash.

Click here for our full coverage on the death of Kobe Bryant.