Kobe Bryant's widow sues the pilot and the helicopter company



The lawsuit involves Island Express Helicopters, Island Express Holding Corp. and the pilot's estate, Ara Zobayan, who stood out among the victims

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Vanessa Bryant, Kobe's widow, during the funeral held Monday in Los Angeles.

Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa, sued the helicopter operators that crashed on January 26, killing the NBA cone, her 13-year-old daughter and seven other people.

The appeal was introduced in the Los Angeles Superior Court on the same day that public tribute was paid to the Lakers legend, the young Gianna and the rest of the victims at the Staple Center.

The lawsuit involves Island Express Helicopters, Island Express Holding Corp. and the heritage of the pilot, Ara Zobayan, who stood out among the victims.

Research for determine the exact cause of the accident It is still under development, although a preliminary report ruled out some mechanical failure.

The lawsuit holds the company responsible for allowing a flight in the middle of “thick fog and low clouds” that Sunday morning, when even the police and tourism companies decided to remain on land.

“The certificate of operation of the Federal Administration of Helicopter Aviation Island Express limited its pilots to fly only under the rules of visual flight “, Be the demand.

“The helicopter in questionI did not have a license or certificate to fly in instrumental conditions ” and “the pilot in command, Ara George Zobayan, was obliged to fly only in conditions of visual navigation.”

“Zobayan tried to maneuver the helicopter up and forward to get out of the clouds, and then made a turn that sent the helicopter to steep terrain at approximately 180 miles per hour “(290 km / h), Add the text.

The lawsuit highlights that the US civil aviation authority (FAA) cited Zobayan in 2015 for ignoring the minimum rules for “flying in a space of reduced vision due to environmental conditions.”

Island Express has not been pronounced.

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