Late Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant has moved to court to sue the company that owned the helicopter that crashed, killing her hubby, daughter Gigi. Vanessa, in her suit against Island Express, accused the company of allowing Kobe, Gigi, and seven others to fly in an unsafe aircraft.
According to court papers, the widow stated the company caused the deaths of the aforementioned by ferrying them in a chopper that was not certified to fly in bad weather conditions. TMZ reported on Monday, February 24, an evening that Vanessa’s lawsuit asserted the ill feted chopper that crashed on January 26, should only be 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 180 miles per hour in heavy fog and a steep decline just moments before the crash in Calabasas, California. 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, failed to maintain control of the helicopter in a move that saw her lose her hubby and daughter.