April 17, 2024

Breaking: Herbert Wigwe, Access Bank CEO Dies in Helicopter Crash in USA, Wife, Son feared Dead Too

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News report has confirmed that a chopper transporting Herbert Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings has crashed and killed him, together with five others that were traveling with him near California, United States of America.

Herbert Wigwe, his wife and his son are believed to be among the six passengers in a helicopter that crashed in the US early Saturday Nigerian time.

The New York Times reports that a total of six people were in the helicopter that crashed near the California-Nevada border.

No survivors have been located as of the time of this report.

According to foreign news sources, the chopper was headed to Las Vegas before it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on yesterday night.

Officials said the helicopter crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert late on Friday evening

The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, had been carrying six people onboard at the time of the incident

It comes just days after a Navy chopper carrying five troops crashed during a routine training flight in Pine Valley, California

The helicopter carrying six people crashed in San Bernardino County overnight, with authorities saying they have been unable to locate any survivors.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said they had been made aware of the downed aircraft near Baker shortly after 10 pm on Friday.

In a statement, they said, “We are not able to confirm how many people were on board or their names. No survivors have been located.”

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert Preserve, and is east of the 15 Freeway near Halloran Springs.

According to NBC, the helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based tour company called Orbic Air.

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