Lawsuit: Pilot was negligent
Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant is suing Zobayan along with charter company
Island Express Helicopters over the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, including Zobayan.
The lawsuit alleges that Zobayan was negligent on eight different counts when piloting the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter that plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside while flying in foggy conditions. Zobayan is accused of failure to properly assess the weather, flying into conditions he wasn’t cleared for and failing to control the helicopter, according to the Associated Press.
The documents claim that Zobayan would start a trial in Los Angeles with “two strikes” against him.