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Herbert Wigwe, wife, others feared dead in US chopper crash

Herbert Wigwe, wife, others feared dead in US chopper crash
  • PublishedFebruary 11, 2024

A huge number of unconfirmed reports from the United States indicate that the CEO of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe might have died in a helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border.

According to reports, the helicopter crashed on Friday night close to a border city between Nevad, killing five other people on board when it was en route to Las Vegas.

Unverified sources stated that Herbert Wigwe’s wife, Chizoba, his son, and a former President of Nigeria Exchange Group, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, were all feared dead in the helicopter crash.

Nigerians received the sad news of Wigwe’s death the same day (Saturday, February 10,2024) on which the 9th Access Bank Lagos City Marathon was held.

Bernard Sang, a Kenyan runner, won the Gold-Label 4km 2024 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon by clocking a time of 02:16:49, earning him the $30,000 prize money. It’s worth noting that Herbert Wigwe had always attended the marathon, which was organised anually by Access Bank.

As of Saturday morning, according to the New York Times, no survivors had been found, according to the officials.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) disclosed that a helicopter crashed Friday night near Nipton, California, with six people on board.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that no survivor has been found as of Saturday morning.

The FAA identified the aircraft as a Eurocopter EC 130.

“We were made aware of a downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m., on February 10, 2024. The scene of the crash was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road,” the sheriff’s department said.

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Meanwhile, no agency or investigation has reported the cause of the crash.

Written By
Regina Robinson

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