AIB confirms death of 3rd passenger in Opebi helicopter crash

The third crew member involved in Opebi helicopter crash has died.

This was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Accident Investigation Bureau, Mr Tunji Oketunmbi.

Oketunmbi stated: “I am already telling you that . I confirm to you that the third person has died .”

Pageone gathered that a Bell 206-3 with registration number 5 N-BQW belonging to Quorum Aviation crashed into a wall between two buildings at 16A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja, at about 12:30 pm.

The pilot and one of the passengers aboard died on the spot, while the third passenger was rushed to the hospital. The third passenger has now been pronounced dead.

According to a press statement released by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the helicopter came to Lagos from Port Harcourt.

AIB in it’s press statement also promised to commence investigation into the accident so as to uncover the cause.

Quorum Aviation however confirmed that those on board the chopper are its crew members.

“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.

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

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