Lagos Helicopter Crash Records Third Fatality

Wreckage of the Helicopter Crash

The helicopter that crashed into a building at Opebi, Ikeja in Lagos on Friday; a Bell 206, with registration number 5N BQW belonging to Quorum Aviation, an air transportation and logistics company, and which had been flying in from Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, with two crew members and a passenger, has just registered it’s third Fatality, meaning there were no survivors.

The yet-to-be-identified victim died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, where he was taken for treatment.

Tunji Oketunmbi, spokesman of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), confirmed the development  on Friday night.

“I can confirm that the victim that was rushed to the hospital after the accident is dead. I can’t confirm the time of his death but I have been briefed about his death,” he said.

In a statement earlier on Friday, Quorum Aviation asked the public to await the outcome of the investigation by AIB.

“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),” the statement read.

“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.”