Company that owns helicopter Kobe Bryant, 8 others died on is suspending flight service

Island Express Helicopters, the company that owns the helicopter that was transporting Kobe Bryant and eight others before it crashed, has suspended all flight service, the New York Daily News reported.

The company's website was still up as of Thursday evening, according to the New York Daily News. Under the heading titled “Restrictions,” the final sentence reads, “Force Majeure: We are not responsible for adverse elements beyond our control, i.e.: weather or mechanical breakdown.”

Authorities are still investigating the crash that ended the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others last Sunday morning in Calabasas, California.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday that the cause of death was blunt trauma.

Heavy fog is believed to have played a role in the crash.