One of the helicopter's crew members was rescued and five sailors were injured. The crash occurred about 70 miles off San Diego and the helicopter sank.
The helicopter embarked on the USS Abraham Lincoln, which was located 60 nautical miles from San Diego, crashed "while conducting routine flight operations."
Vanessa Bryant has reached a confidential settlement agreement with Island Express Helicopters over the crash that killed her husband Kobe Bryant, and their daughter, Gianna Bryant.
"We're not going to crash, are we?" asked wedding photographer Rachel Jordan shortly before taking off.
Four people were on board the helicopter at the time of the crash next to Leesburg Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
The National Transportation Safety Board said in its final report that the pilot lost control due to tailwinds, potential downdrafts and turbulence.
The emotional Mexican ballad commonly played at funerals was performed by a mariachi band outside the Staples Center in honor of the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
LeBron James, just hours earlier, passed Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA's career scoring list. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday morning.
"The decision [to postpone the game] was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday," the NBA stated.
Sikorsky S-76 helicopters are said to be more robust than other civilian helicopters and are from the same helicopter series used by Queen Elizabeth II.
British MP David Lammy criticized the broadcaster for using footage of James while reporting Bryant's death.
Here are some quick numbers, memorable quotes and facts that will forever be part of Bryant's legacy.
At the beginning of the game between the Toronto Raptors and the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, the teams agreed that whichever team received the opening tip, they would dribble out the 24-second shot clock. Bryant wore No. 24 for the Lakers.
A person familiar with the incident said Gianna was also on board with her father on the helicopter when it went down in Calabasas, California.
Bryant posted the tweet late Saturday night after James passed him for third on the all-time scoring list. Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.
Two U.S. service members were killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday in Afghanistan, however, preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire.
One of the deceased is reportedly a billionaire coal-mining tycoon from West Virginia. The others have not been identified.
Police and emergency teams responded to calls regarding a crash landing on top of a 54-story office building in midtown Manhattan.
Thick plumes of smoke were seen in midtown Manhattan Monday afternoon after a helicopter made a hard landing on top of a 54-story office building.
There were reports of at least one fatality.
The pilot, named as William "Bill" Denio, was hurt in the crash but is now in a stable condition.
Helicopter went down during routine training exercise in southern California.
Pilot desperately tried to save pair from wreckage after helicopter plunged into ocean.
"The pilot freed himself. The other five did not," FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
It was unclear how many people were on board.
The helicopter, lost on an earthquake relief mission, was found high on a mountainside in Nepal with three bodies recovered and five feared dead.