It’s been months, but Vanessa Bryant is still hurting in June just as much as she was in January when the world found out that Kobe and Gianna Bryant had tragically passed away in a helicopter crash.
Vanessa Bryant, along with keeping the memory of her late husband and daughter alive, is working towards bringing reform legally, so others don’t suffer the way she had to. Vanessa Bryant is pushing for Congress to pass a new federal law aimed at improving helicopter safety in memory of her late husband and daughter.
“I strongly urge that the United States Congress pass a federal law that would improve the safety of helicopters operating in this country. I believe there is a chance that Kobe and Gianna would still be alive today if their helicopter had been equipped with the safety equipment required by this pending federal legislation.”
She continued, “I believe that these safety measures will save many lives.”
“As passengers traveling on aircrafts we assume that proper safety measures are in order to prevent accidents from happening before we fly,” she told CNN in the statement. “It’s unfortunate that this is not the case and aircraft companies must do their part to protect lives.”
Kobe, Gianna and 7 other people died on January 26 when their helicopters crashed on a hillside in Calabasas, California.
Officials believe the pilot might’ve been disoriented by the thick fog in the area that day.
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