LISTEN: 'You're still too low,' air traffic controller warns Kobe Bryant's pilot moments before deadly crash

David Caplan
January 27, 2020 - 4:14 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Audio of the conversation between the pilot of the doomed helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant Sunday and air traffic controller SoCal Approach reveals that the pilot was flying "too low" to be picked up radar. 

It's unclear if the pilot heard that transmission. 

"2 Echo X-ray, you’re still too low level for flight following at this time," an air traffic controller tells pilot Ara Zobayan. 

The audio was archived on

The former Los Angeles Lakers player, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna as well as 7 others perished in the crash. Three bodies were pulled from the wreckage Sunday. Investigators resumed their search for the other bodies on Monday.