In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, August, 2020

The Third Sufferer Of Lagos Helicopter Crash Has Died

The Third Victim Of Lagos Helicopter Crash Has Died

Helicopter crash

Scene of the crash

In line with The PUNCH, the third crew member within the helicopter that crashed right into a constructing at Opebi, Lagos State, has died.

The spokesperson for the Accident Investigation Bureau, Mr Tunji Oketunmbi, confirmed this to The PUNCH on Friday.

He mentioned, “I’m already telling you that. I affirm to you that the third particular person has died.”

With this, all three crew members within the helicopter are lifeless.

Earlier, a Bell 206-Three with registration quantity 5N-BQW belonging to Quorum Aviation crashed right into a wall between two buildings at 16 A Salvation Street, Opebi, Ikeja at 12:30 pm.

In line with a press assertion from the Accident Investigation Bureau, the chopper was certain for Lagos from Port-Harcourt.

AIB in its press assertion additionally promised to start an investigation into the accident which had three passengers aboard.

Quorum Aviation had confirmed that these concerned within the accident are its crew members.

It added that two died whereas the third crew member had been positioned within the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State College Instructing Hospital.

The third sufferer didn’t make it out alive, a supply at LASUTH additionally confirmed to The PUNCH.

An earlier assertion from the chopper didn’t give the names of the victims.

A part of the assertion learn, “We now have been made to know that no person within the constructing, nor within the neighborhood was injured for which we’re grateful.

“In accordance with aviation laws, the AIB has taken over the investigation course of. We hereby ask members of the general public to await the end result of the investigation.

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“We hereby specific our heartfelt condolences to the households of the crew who misplaced their family members on this tragic accident.”

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