Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the late basketball player Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters for the January crash that killed her husband and daughter. She claimed that the pilot had failed to operate the aircraft safely.
The widow's lawyers filed a 72-page lawsuit for unlawful death at the Los Angeles Supreme Court, E! News.
In the lawsuit, the pilot was accused of not properly monitoring and evaluating the weather before take-off, of not having received proper weather data prior to the flight in question, of not having canceled the flight if he knew of the cloudy conditions, and not of him Having properly serviced checking the helicopter in flight, ignoring natural obstacles on the flight path, not maintaining a safe distance between the helicopter and natural obstacles and, among other things, allegations of improperly and safely operating the helicopter, which leads to a crash, cited the media outlet.
On Tuesday (local time) an official memorial was organized for Kobe Bryant, where thousands gathered at the Staples Center, followed by an opening song by Beyonce.
The premature death of Kobe Bryant had grieved the Hollywood Brotherhood and many basketball players. Many chose different platforms and unique ways to honor the lost star.
41-year-old Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among the nine people killed when a helicopter they were flying in crashed under foggy conditions and went up in flames in the hills above Calabasas.
The basketball legend had won five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in his 20-year career when she played for Los Angeles Lakers.