HELICOPTER CRASH: ONLY SURVIVOR DIES
Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu,has confirmed the death of the third victim, the only survivor of the Opebi helicopter crash.
According to him, the victim died at the Intensive Care Unit, ICU, of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja at 9.30 on Friday evening.
The pilot of the ill-fated helicopter and a passenger were earlier recovered dead.
Some residents of Salvation Road in Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos have expressed shock over the crash of a helicopter into a building, thanking God for saving their lives.
Meanwhile,the Accident Investigation Bureau has commenced investigation into the accident involving a Helicopter Bell 206B3 with the Nationality registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation coming from Port Harcourt to Lagos, which occurred on the 28 August, 2020 at the Opebi Area of Ikeja Lagos.
“As the investigating agency, AIB needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation.
Kindly contact us on our official communication channels:Mobile App: AIB-NWebsite: http://www.aib.gov.ngTwitter: @aibnigeriaInstagram: @AIB_NigeriaFacebook: AIB NigeriaEmail: Commissioner@aib.gov.ngSMS/WhatsApp: +234807 709 0900, 0807 709 0928
The Bureau will appreciate that the general public and press respect the privacy of the people involved and NOT assume the cause of the accident until formal report is released”