Kobe Bryant’s widow files lawsuit against helicopter company

Vanessa, Kobe Bryan’s widow has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the company that owned the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter on which Kobe the NBA Legend, Gianna his daughter and seven others died in a Calabasas, California, hillside crash last month.

The lawsuit claims that the pilot failed to properly monitor and assess the weather prior to takeoff, failed to obtain proper weather data prior to the flight, failed to abort the flight when he knew of the cloudy condition, failed to maintain control of the helicopter and failed to avoid “natural obstacles” in the flight path, according to yahoo sport,

Vanessa Bryant is seeking damages from Island Express, arguing that fog conditions on Jan. 26 should have prevented the company from putting lives at unnecessary risk.

“Defendant Island Express Helicopters’ breach of its duty and negligence caused the injuries and damages complained of herein and Plaintiffs’ deceased, Kobe Bryant, was killed as a direct result of the negligent conduct of pilot, Ara Zobayan who also died in the crash for which Defendant Island Express Helicopters is vicariously liable in all respects,” Monday’s lawsuit read,  according to L.A. Times reporter Nathan Fenno.

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