February 28, 2024

A chopper transporting Herbert Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank and Access Holdings, has crashed with him and about five others aboard in California, United States. His wife and son were also feared dead.

The chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed Friday night near Nipton, between Nevada and California.

United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a statement confirmed all onboard are dead.

FAA said no survivors had been found as of Saturday.

“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 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

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The FAA identified the helicopter as a Eurocopter EC 130.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash at the time of filing this report.

Also said to be on the plane was Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Chairman of Nigeria Exchange Group PLC. (Text, excluding headline: The Guardian)

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