A Lagos-Bound Helicopter Carrying 13 Passengers Has Crashed

A chartered Bristow helicopter, with registration No. 5NBJQ, flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos with 13 crew members and passengers aboard has crashed, Premium Times reports.

Although the exact location of the crash was initially not ascertained, all crew members as well as passengers aboard reportedly survived the accident. Tunji Oketunbi, the spokesperson for the Accident Investigations Bureau told Premium Times on Wednesday that all occupants of the craft survived the accident.

“They all survived, they all survived,” the AIB spokesperson said when contacted for updates.

Mr. Oketunbi said search and rescue were apace and that his agency was in the process of circulating a detailed statement about the crash.

The new crash occurred less than six months after another helicopter belonging to the same company crashed in Lagos.

The chopper had on August 12, 2015 plunged into the Lagos Lagoon, killing six of the 12 persons on board.



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