The charter company that owned the helicopter that crashed and killed all nine onboard, including Kobe Bryant, halted all services Thursday.
Island Express Helicopters is “suspending all flight service for operational reasons,” according to multiple reports. Company representatives did not provide further details about the suspension.
A message regarding the crash has been posted to the company’s website since Monday, detailing the accident and offering condolences.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” the message reads. “Our top priority is providing assistance to the families of the passengers and the pilot. We hope that you will respect their privacy at this extremely difficult time. The pilot, Ara Zobayan, was our chief pilot. Ara has been with the company for over 10 years and has over 8,000 flight hours.”