The cause of death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and 7 others has been revealed in a post mortem examination report.
The report has ruled blunt force trauma as the cause of death for all nine victims.
According to BBC, the 180-page report also found that the pilot, 50-year-old Ara Zobayan, tested negative for drugs and alcohol.
The cause of the 26 January 2020 crash, which occurred in California amid heavy fog, is still being investigated.
The passengers who included two of Gianna’s basketball teammates, their relatives and a coach were on their way to a tournament in Thousand Oaks where Bryant had been set to coach.
Alyssa Altobelli, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, Christina Mauser all died alongside the Bryants, and pilot Ara Zobayan when the helicopter crashed into a hill just north of Los Angeles.
“On Jan. 28, the cause of death for all nine victims was ruled as blunt trauma,” the examination said. “The manner of death was certified as an accident”
The results of the post-mortem examination were posted on the website of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner office on Friday.
Lawyers for his widow, Vanessa Bryant, have filed a lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter.
It alleges that Zobayan who died in the crash did not assess weather data before taking off.