Kobe Bryant's widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

The widow of NBA star has filed a lawsuit against the operator of a that crashed into a California hillside, killing him, their daughter Gianna and seven others nearly a month ago, the Times reported on Monday.

The widow of Kobe Bryant has sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed her husband and her 13-year-old daughter last month.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions Jan. 26 and should have aborted the flight.

Pilot Ara Zobayan was among the nine people killed in the crash.

The lawsuit was filed as a public memorial service for , his daughter, and all the victims was being held at the arena where Bryant played most of his career.

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