Daily Mail reports Kobe Bryant's former pilot has claimed that the Sikorsky S-76B that was carrying the NBA legend and eight others when it crashed into a hillside Sunday morning is such a 'reliable' aircraft that it wouldn't just 'fall out of the sky.'Kurt Deetz, who used to fly the basketball superstar around in 2015, described the helicopter as being like a 'limousine' that was in 'fantastic' condition and subject to a 'very good maintenance program'.Deetz said the helicopter is a 'very complex' aircraft that's meant to be flown by experienced pilots. He said that pilots need at least a couple thousand hours flying in a twin engine to be ready to fly the model.'There aren’t a lot of people readily qualified to fly it,' he said. While speaking about the reliability of the helicopter, Deetz told CNN: 'They just don’t fall out of the sky.'