A chopper transporting Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Holdings has crashed and killed him as well as about 5 others in California.
BrandNewsDay reports that the chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night. The US government confirmed all on board dead.
Sources tell BrandNewsDay Nigeria that Wigwe’s wife and son were aboard the ill-fated chopper.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed at around 10 p.m. local time near Nipton, Calif., an unincorporated community about 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County.
The helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based tour company called Orbic Air. Details about the cause of the crash were not immediately available.
Sources also tell BrandNewsDay that Bimbo Ogunbanjo was aboard the craft.
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