Vanessa Bryant sues owner of helicopter which killed Kobe and Gigi

Vanessa Bryant sues owner of helicopter which killed Kobe and Gigi

- Vanessa's suit against the company came just days after her hubby and daughter were laid to rest

- She sued for damages from the company for allowing the helicopter to fly in bad weather condition, causing deaths

- The suit also implicated the pilot for excessive speed in the weather conditions

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Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant has moved to court to sue the company that owned the helicopter that crashed and killed her husband, daughter and seven other people.

In her suit against Island Express, she accused the company of allowing Kobe, Gigi and seven others to fly in an unsafe aircraft.

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According to court papers, the widow stated the company caused the deaths of those aboard by ferrying them in a chopper that was not certified to fly in bad weather conditions.

TMZ reported that Vanessa's lawsuit claimed the helicopter should only have been allowed to fly under visual flight rules, but the conditions on the day of the incident were not conducive for such flying.

Vanessa's suit also implicated the Island Express' pilot Ara George Zobayan, who was flying at excessive speed for the weather conditions in an area known for its steep hills.

According to Vanessa's accusations, the pilot slept on his job and failed to properly monitor and assess the weather before to takeoff, failed to get accurate weather data before the flight, failed to abort the flight when he noticed the cloudy condition and failed to maintain control of the helicopter.

In her suit, Vanessa is seeking to be compensated by Island Express for burial and funeral expenses.

She is also demanding damages for loss of love, affection, care, society, service, comfort, support, right to support, counselling, moral support and expectations of future income.

Vanessa also included ''pre-impact" terror damages for the emotional trauma Kobe and daughter suffered as the pilot struggled to get out of the clouds moments before the accident.

Kobe's wife did not specify the amount she is seeking.

The lawsuit does not list an amount of damages sought, but Vanessa is asking for punitive actions against Island Express and he pilot, holding they were reckless.

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Vanessa's suit against the company came just days after her hubby and daughter were laid to rest in an emotional memorial service.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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