The Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, son and others may have died in a helicopter crash in the United States yesterday, February 9.
Report reaching us at Greenbarge Reporters online newspaper and hardcopy magazine today, February 10, said that the helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, was carrying six people onboard at the time of the incident, and was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California.
In a statement, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said: “We are not able to confirm how many people were on board or their names. No survivors have been located.”
He confirmed that the authorities were aware of the downed aircraft shortly after 10 pm yesterday.
Reports said that others onboard the aircraft included Wigwe’s wife and son and the group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) Abimbola Ogunbanjo.