‘General Hospital’ Star James Patrick Stuart Just Revealed Something About Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash That Has Fans Shocked

People around the world are still trying to come to terms with the tragic death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant. On Jan. 26, Kobe and his daughter Gianna Bryant were headed to the Mamba Academy when their helicopter crashed. All nine people on board died in the accident. Since the incident was first announced, people have been trying to find out everything that they can about what occurred.

While everyone was looking for answers, General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart tweeted some new information about the crash that has fans shocked.

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What caused Kobe Bryant’s accident?

The first thing everyone wanted to know when the news of the accident first broke was “why?” What caused the accident.

Though it may take months for investigators to figure out the actual cause of the crash, most people believe that the bad weather had a major role to play. In the pilot’s last message, he told air traffic control that he was going higher to get away from a thick layer of clouds. According to the New York Times, the fog was so thick that day that it blinded drivers on the freeway and the LAPD even grounded its helicopters.

What did James Patrick say?

General Hospital star, Stuart, also weighed in on the crash, revealing something that most fans didn’t know.

“I went to Jr. High School a few miles from where Kobe Bryant’s helicopter went down,” he tweeted. “Those mountains are the same ones from the opening sequence of the MASH tv show. The 101 freeway rises into them. God help even the finest pilot using that freeway to visually navigate in fog.”

Fan reactions

Many fans were unaware of the mountains’ connection to MASH and that realization made the crash all the more tragic.

“So sad,” one person responded. “Still so heartbreaking. I didn’t know those were the mountains in the opening sequence of MASH.”

“That hits way too close to home,” another person said. “Such a tragedy… heartbreaking for all involved. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain. I’m not sure how one recovers from this.”

“Oh goodness,” another user tweeted. “The officials said the area was remote but I had no idea!”

“The more I learn about this tragedy, the more I realize it was unavoidable!” one fan said. “Sadly, we cannot bring any of them back.”

Vanessa Bryant speaks on Kobe’s death

While the whole world is mourning Kobe’s death, those close to him are feeling it tenfold. Kobe’s wife Vanessa recently spoke about her tragic loss via Instagram.

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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ❤️

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“My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time,” she wrote. “Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.
We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately.”

Since his death, there have been several tributes to the basketball star as the nation tries to cope with this tragic loss.