The Island Express helicopter company, whose aircraft crashed, causing the death of former basketball player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, refused to take responsibility for the disaster. Representatives of the organization said that the athlete was aware of the risks associated with the flight. It is reported by CNN.
The company’s lawyers noted that the crash was caused by unforeseen circumstances that they could not prevent. According to lawyers, a firm cannot be held responsible for the “act of God.”
The lawsuit against Island Express and its dead pilot Aru Zobayan in February this year filed a basketball widow, Vanessa Bryant. In the document, she referred to the negligence of the defendants. At the same time, Zobayan’s brother claimed that all the victims were to some extent guilty of what happened.
Wreck occurred January 26th. Father and daughter were heading to the training of the basketball team in which Gianna played, the pilot lost control in the fog and crashed into the hills. As a result, all nine people on board died.
Kobe Bryant posthumously included to the National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Fame. He showed the fourth result in league history, gaining 33,643 points over his career.