Lagos: 4 Dead and 2 Missing As Helicopter Crash in Lagos Lagoon

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Helicopter crashes in Lagos

About four persons have been confirmed dead after a helicopter crashed into the Lagoon at Oworonsoki in Lagos yesterday. The helicopter with registration number 5N-BDG-760540 according to Mr Fan Ndubuoke, General Manager, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) told news men that the helicopter which was operated by offshore energy transportation operator Bristow Group, was coming from an oil rig.

According to an eye witness who was on the 3rd mainland bridge, the the helicopter started swaying in the air before plunging into the water, after which he saw flames. Rescue efforts commenced immediately.

of the 12 persons on board the helicopter, six were rescued alive, four were dead and two were still missing as at the time of this report. The six surviving victims, are currently receiving treatment.

The passengers that survived the crash are:

Solomon Udeh
Joshua Emekeme
Iniala Opaimi
Dolu Ebiejuara
Chukwudi Onah
Onara Onoriode-Ojiete

Source:
Reuters and This Day

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