Kylie Jenner, Who Typically Flew In Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter, Posted A Touching Tribute To The Pilot Who Died

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“He was such a pleasant man.”

The world was rocked yesterday by the tragic information that Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died after their helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California. Seven others died within the crash — together with the helicopter’s pilot, Ara Zobayan.

In case you did not know, Kylie Jenner generally rented Kobe’s helicopter.

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And in an Instagram story posted right now, Kylie shared her private connection to Ara Zobayan and paid tribute to all of the victims of this horrific tragedy.

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“Relaxation in peace…and prayers to those households,” Kylie wrote.

“I nonetheless cannot imagine this. That was the helicopter I’d fly on on occasion with that pilot, Ara. He was such a pleasant man.”

“Maintain your family members shut ❤️,” she concluded.

She additionally despatched a message of affection to the Bryant household.

Ara Zobayan was Kobe’s private pilot. In accordance with the Los Angeles Instances, Kobe would not let another pilot fly him.

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And in a Fb put up, Ara’s buddy and fellow pilot Jared Yochim described him as a “really nice man”:

He was not your typical egotistical helicopter pilot like most of us actually are. Ara was a person that all the time remained cool, calm and picked up. As extra people who knew Ara open up about him, you’ll solely hear phrases like skilled, calculated and loving. He was all the time good for amusing.

You’ll be able to be taught extra in regards to the different victims of the helicopter crash right here.

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