A tragic incident occurred on Friday night in California, United States, as a chopper carrying Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Bank and Access Holdings, crashed.
The helicopter was en route to Las Vegas when it went down near Nipton, a location between Nevada and California. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that there were no survivors among the six individuals on board. As of Saturday, no survivors had been found.
The FAA stated that they were notified about the downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m. on February 10, 2024. The crash site was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The helicopter involved in the crash has been identified as a Eurocopter EC 130. The FAA, along with the National Transportation Safety Board, is currently investigating the cause of the tragic incident.
This unfortunate event has sent shockwaves through the business community and beyond.
Herbert Wigwe, a prominent figure in the banking industry, was known for his leadership and contributions to Access Bank and Access Holdings.
The loss of his life and the lives of the others aboard the chopper is a significant loss for their families, colleagues, and the wider community.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the families and loved ones affected by this devastating accident. May they find strength and support during this difficult time.
This article was updated 3 weeks ago