04:30 GMT12 July 2020
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    As the person who tweeted the video explained, they try and record “all the weird stuff” that happens over their Glendale home, and didn’t realize at first that it was Bryant’s helicopter they were filming.

    As US authorities move to investigate the circumstances of a helicopter crash in California that claimed the lives of nine people, including famous basketball player Kobe Bryant, one social media user brought forth a video which he claims depicts the helicopter in question mere minutes before the fatal incident.

    As Twitter user “@theironlydreams” explained, they “try and video /photograph all the weird stuff” that occurs over their residence in Glendale.

    “Unfortunately this morning I didn’t realize I was filming the helicopter Kobe Bryant, his daughter and others were in 31 minutes before they crashed. RIP”, they tweeted.

    ​The veracity of the video in question, however, couldn’t have been immediately confirmed.

    The netizen also remarked that the pilot was “performing a very aggressive circling maneuver” at the time the video was filmed.

    “I observed 1 or 2 circles before filming & he was even lower & closer to my house, engine maxed”, they added.

    Commenting on this development, a number of social media users pondered on the doomed helicopter’s maneuvers prior to the crash.

    An 18-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic champion, Kobe Bryant was killed along with his daughter and seven other people in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on 26 January.

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