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Vanessa Bryant sues Island Express helicopter company following Kobe Bryant’s death

Vanessa Bryant, has launched a lawsuit against the allerged company that owned the helicopter associated with the death of her husband and daughter alonsgide seven others early this year.

Kobe Bryant died together with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna in a deadly crash on their way to a basketball practice.

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Yebekagh chanced on a report on TMZ and the lawsuit alleged that, Island Express was only allowed to fly under visual flight rules, and the conditions with respect to the day of the crash were not conducive for flight.

The lawsuit further claimed that the pilot was navigating at 180 miles per hour in the heavy fog in a steep decline. In addition, the pilot failed to properly monitor and assess the weather prior to takeoff.

The pilot reportedly failed:
– to obtain proper weather data just before he took off
– to abort the flight when he knew of the cloudy condition
– to maintain control of the helicopter
– to avoid “natural obstacles” in the flight path.

The pilot, Ara George Zobayan, per the lawsuit, was disciplined in 2015 for violating the visual flight rule minimums by flying into an airspace of reduced visibility.

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Additionally, the helicopter was reportedly not safe, although the report does not emphatically state what was unsafe.

At this point we know you are thinking of how much Vanessa will obtain from this lawsuit.

Well, Per the TMZ report, the lawsuit does not list an amount of compensation of damages sought.

Vanessa is asking for punitive damages, claiming the pilot and Island Express were reckless, and the damages caused could be limitless millions.


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