Ikeja helicopter crash victims identified

The owner of the helicopter that crashed into a building at Opebi, Lagos State, has identified the three victims of the accident.

Quorum Aviation Limited noted that those aboard the crashed helicopter are its crew members.

However, the airline did not give the names of the victims.

This was contained in a statement issued by the company after the crash on Friday.

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The statement read, “As soon as we received news of the accident, we promptly informed the aviation authorities, Accident Investigation Bureau and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

“Preliminary reports indicate that of the three souls on board – all crew, two of the crew members lost their lives whilst the third one is currently receiving treatment at a hospital.

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“We have been made to understand that nobody in the building, nor in the vicinity was injured for which we are grateful.

“In accordance with aviation regulations, the AIB has taken over the investigation process. We hereby ask members of the public to await the outcome of the investigation.

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“We hereby express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.”

The helicopter, Bell 206 with registration number 5N-BQW belonging to Quorum Aviation crashed into the wall between two buildings at no 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja at 12:30 pm.


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