In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, August, 2020

The Pilot Of Helicopter That Crashed In Lagos Was Respiration For two Minutes After Accident

The Pilot Of Helicopter That Crashed In Lagos Was Breathing For 2 Minutes After Accident

A resident of two, Gafari Balogun Road, who mentioned she was a type of who pulled all three occupants from the crashed helicopter, mentioned Chika stopped respiration two minutes after they introduced him out.

Captain Ernest Chika

Captain Ernest Chika

In response to The Nation, one of many witnesses of Friday’s helicopter crash at Opebi had mentioned the pilot, Captain Ernest Chika breathed for about two minutes after he pulled out of the ill-fated chopper.

Mariam Olugbile, a resident of two, Gafari Balogun Road, who mentioned she was a type of who pulled all three occupants from the crashed helicopter, informed The Nation that Chika stopped respiration two minutes after they introduced him out.

Confirming the Bell 206B3 helicopter with registration quantity 5NBQW belonging to Quorum Aviation hovered for generally earlier than crashing into the fence of 16A Salvation Highway, Olugbile mentioned folks have been initially scared to maneuver near it for worry of explosion.


“I used to be the one who known as 112 instantly it occurred. It occurred at precisely 12pm however the LASEMA folks received to the scene round 12:20pm. Earlier than they arrived, NEMA officers and one LASTMA officer have been already right here.

“However when the helicopter crashed, lots of people rushed close to however have been afraid of going nearer due to explosion.

“I gathered braveness and moved nearer and another folks joined me. That was how we knew they have been three folks inside.

“The pilot was nonetheless respiration. We introduced him out and he breathed for 2 minutes earlier than he stopped. There was an outdated man beside him who was not respiration once we introduced him out. Additionally, the third man was nonetheless alive and we heard he later died within the hospital,” she mentioned.

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In the meantime, a 30-second video being shared throughout social media platforms confirmed Captain Chika taking part in together with his colleagues on the firm’s employees home on the eve of the flight.

He was seen inside a physique bag with one in all his colleagues jokingly saying “Chike should go,” and he replied “I’m not going anyplace o! Abeg, I no get visa.”

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