Vanessa Bryant is calling for Congress to pass a helicopter safety bill that would force choppers with six or more passengers to carry essential equipment, including a terrain awareness system.
Kobe's widow Vanessa would like to name it after her late husband and daughter. The 'Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act' would also require a flight data recorder and a cockpit voice recorder which copters don't have now. Vanessa says “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.”
Mrs Bryant also said: Having Kobe's and Gianna's names associated with this federal law that has the potential to save countless lives would be a fitting tribute to their memory." The NBA Hall of Famer and their 13-year-old daughter died, along with seven others, in a chopper crash in January. Good luck Vanessa, here's hoping you get this legislation pushed through.