JUST IN: Wigwe, wife, son, Ogunbajo in chopper crash

The group chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, wife and son were involved in a helicopter that crashed in the United States, on Friday, a source disclosed to Westernpost.

Wigwe, his wife, and son were in the helicopter when it crashed in California near the Nevada border, as well as Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group).

Six passengers were onboard, however, no survivors found so far.

A report by NBCnews stated that the helicopter crashed on Friday night near Nipton, California, with six people on board, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

As of Saturday morning, no survivors had been found, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

“We were made aware of a downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m., on February 10, 2024. The scene of the crash was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road,” the sheriff’s department said.

The FAA identified the helicopter as a Eurocopter EC 130.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Nipton is a small town in San Bernardino County located about 12 miles southeast of Primm, Nevada.

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