Opebi Crash: Owner of crashed helicopter reveals identity of victims

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The management of Quorum company, has revealed the identity of those onboard the helicopter that crashed in Lagos earlier today.

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A Bell 206 helicopter belonging to Quorum Aviation crashed at 16A Salvation Opebi road in Lagos state, killion two and leaving one injured.

A statement issued by the company explained that the preliminary reports it got indicated 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.

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

According to the company:

“As soon as we received news of the accident, we promptly informed the aviation authorities, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

“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.

“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.”

Earlier, the Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, had retrieved the black box.

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