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Vanessa Bryant Sues Over Deaths of Husband Kobe, and Daughter Gigi

Vanessa Bryant is suing Island Express, the company that owned the helicopter her husband, Kobe, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gigi, were in when it crashed back in January. Seven others on board were also killed. The wrongful death suit contends that the company was only allowed to fly under visual flight rules, and the severe fog on the day of the fatal flight did not allow operation under those rules. The lawsuit also alleges that the pilot (who was killed in the crash) was negligent in eight ways. He was flying at 180mph in a steep decline before crashing into a Calabasas hillside. The suit says the helicopter itself was unsafe. According to the Bleacher Report, the helicopter did not have a terrain awareness and warning system. Vanessa Bryant is asking for damages, but no word on what that number is.

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