US Gives Fresh Update on Why Herbert Wigwe's Helicopter Crashed

Date: 26-02-2024 6:40 am (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) on Saturday, February 24 said it received the preliminary report from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Dr Herbert Wigwe, former Group CEO of Access Holdings, his wife, son and two others.

The Director, of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, NSIB, Bimbo Oladeji, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos.

The tragic incident occurred on February 9, involving an Airbus Helicopter EC130B4 in Halloran Springs, California.

Initial findings suggest the helicopter suffered catastrophic damage as it caught fire before the crash due to adverse weather conditions.

Speaking on the NTSB report, Oladeji said:

“The preliminary report on the Airbus Helicopter EC130B4, registered as N130CZ and operated by Orbic Air, LLC, under Part 135 regulations for on-demand flights, outlines crucial details surrounding the tragic incident.

“Departing from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, the helicopter journeyed to Boulder City Municipal Airport in Nevada via Palm Springs International Airport.

“However, during its flight, adverse weather conditions characterized by rain and a mix of snow were encountered, as reported by witnesses.

“Reports from law enforcement and eyewitnesses also indicated that several individuals travelling along Interstate 15 (I-15) observed a “fireball” in the area, prompting calls to emergency services.

“Subsequently, the wreckage of the helicopter was discovered in the high, mountainous desert and scrub-brush-covered terrain near Halloran Springs, California.”


Posted: at 26-02-2024 06:40 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 26-02-2024 06:53 AM (1 month ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 26-02-2024 06:53 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- fineboy77 at 26-02-2024 08:36 AM (1 month ago)
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Chai

Posted: at 26-02-2024 08:36 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- 419EXHBT at 26-02-2024 10:13 AM (1 month ago)
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Nothing here we don't already know. "Adverse weather"  was it raining fire and brimstone for the plane to explode before it crashed ?  One thing I have observed is that a lot of smaller planes ignore weather warnings as opposed to the bigger commercial airliners.
Posted: at 26-02-2024 10:13 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- smart61 at 26-02-2024 11:48 AM (1 month ago)
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Well, me I suspect foul play from his business competitors
Posted: at 26-02-2024 11:48 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 26-02-2024 12:18 PM (1 month ago)
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of course, everything mechanical that flies is 100% safe right right!! accident no dey happen again? nobody kills the man! na accident and na him time reach
Posted: at 26-02-2024 12:18 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- Dopybadass at 26-02-2024 03:34 PM (1 month ago)
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Na wa oh
Posted: at 26-02-2024 03:34 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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