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Reps for pilot in Kobe Bryant crash blame passengers for fatal flight: Report
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A loved one of the pilot who was operating the helicopter that crashed and killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and several others claimed in newly filed court papers that circumstances surrounding the fatal flight were “directly caused” by the passengers’ own behavior and their decision to fly on that day, TMZ reported Monday.
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A representative of experienced pilot Ara George Zobayan made the statement in a response to Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Zobayan and the flight company, Island Express, following the devastating Jan. 26 crash in Calabasas, California.
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"Any injuries or damages to plaintiffs and/or their decedent were directly caused in full or in part by the negligence or fault of plaintiffs and/or their decedent, including their knowing and voluntary encounter with the risks involved, and that this negligence was a substantial factor in causing their purported damages, for which this answering defendant bears no responsibility,” the response states, in part, according to TMZ.
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