Vanessa Bryant is suing the company that owns the helicopter that crashed on Jan. 26, killing her husband, daughter and seven others.
A copy of the suit, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, claims helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan failed "to use ordinary care in piloting the subject aircraft" when he took off in foggy conditions that grounded police helicopters in the area that day.
The helicopter was not able to be tracked by radar when it crashed Jan. 26 into a hillside in Calabasas, California.
The complaint, according to the Times, accuses Island Express Helicopters of "negligence" and asserts Bryant "was killed as a direct result" of the pilot's actions.
Federal Aviation Administration records show Zobayan was reprimanded five years ago for flying without permission while he had reduced visibility.
The 27-page complaint doesn't specify a dollar amount; it seeks general, economic and punitive damages, which could total into the millions.
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