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Vanessa Bryant files wrongful death lawsuit against helicopter company


(KYMA, KECY)- Vanessa Bryant sues the company that owned the doomed helicopter that crashed, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports the lawsuit claims Island Express was only allowed to fly under visual flight rules. The conditions of the day the helicopter crashed, were not suitable for flying.

Reports say the fog was extremely low and the pilot was in blinding conditions before the accident.

The lawsuit shows the pilot was going over 180 miles per hour in the heavy fog in a steep decline.

According to TMZ, the lawsuit claims the pilot failed to properly monitor and assess the weather prior to takeoff, failed to obtain proper weather data prior to the flight, failed to abort the flight when he knew of the cloudy condition, failed to maintain control of the helicopter and failed to avoid "natural obstacles" in the flight path.

The lawsuit also shows Vanessa Bryant is asking for punitive damages, claiming the pilot and Island Express were reckless.

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