Details Of Ill-fated Helicopter Boarded By CEO of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, Wife, Others

Date: 11-02-2024 6:38 am (4 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Eurocopter EC 130, the ill-fated helicopter that Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Bank, and five others boarded on Friday in the United States took off from Palm Springs Airport, California.

Checks by PREMIUM TIMES showed that the flight took off at about 8:45 p.m. (local time).

According to a local news outlet, it was expected to land at 9: 49 p.m (local time) at Boulder City, Nevada.

Details seen by PREMIUM TIMES on FlightAware, a flight tracking platform, showed that the registration number of the helicopter is N130CZ and it was last seen near Fort Irwin/Barstow, California.

Helicopter Owners
Checks by PREMIUM TIMES also showed that the helicopter is owned by Orbic Helicopter Tours, a longstanding provider of aerial experiences in Los Angeles.

According to details on the company’s website, “in addition to offering the best helicopter tours, we also provide helicopter transportation.”

Meanwhile, the cause of the crash is still unknown as of press time Saturday night.

Mr Wigwe, his wife, and his son are believed to be among the six passengers in the helicopter that crashed in the US early Saturday Nigerian time (late Friday local time).

The New York Times reported that a total of six people were in the helicopter that crashed near the California-Nevada border.

No survivors have been located yet and Access Holdings, owners of Access Bank, have yet to confirm Mr Wigwe’s involvement in the crash as of the time of this report.


Posted: at 11-02-2024 06:38 AM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- fineboy77 at 11-02-2024 10:23 AM (4 months ago)
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I take flights only when it is unavoidable. I no like anything wey my leg no go dey touch ground.

Posted: at 11-02-2024 10:23 AM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- gogoman at 11-02-2024 12:57 PM (4 months ago)
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too much money dey kill person!! at least no be Nigeria e happen now, u for dey hear, OH, bad country!! Oh, this no fit happen for America, Oh, bad mentainance....  all of una dey mad!!!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 11-02-2024 12:57 PM (4 months ago) | Grande Master
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- teddyson2017 at 11-02-2024 03:07 PM (4 months ago)
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Helicopter which are you not used every day are very risky most especially during bad weather
Posted: at 11-02-2024 03:07 PM (4 months ago) | Upcoming
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