A chopper crashed into the Lagos lagoon yesterday, claiming the lives of four passegers on boards. The helicopter, belonging to Bristow crashed at about 3:30 p.m with 10 passengers on board.
Rescue operations commenced yesterday and the bodies of the dead have been recovered while the remaining six passengers who sustained varying degrees of injuries are receiving medical treatment.
It is not yet clear what caused the crash. However, the National Civil Aviation Authority released a press statement saying, “A Bristow helicopter with registration number, 5N – BDG – 760540, en route from one of the nation’s oil rigs has crashed at Oworonshoki in Lagos this evening.
“The helicopter scheduled to arrive Lagos at 15.35pm had 12 people on board including the crew. However, the number of casualties has yet to be determined.
“At present officials of the Accident Investigation Bureau, National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigeria Police are at the site providing rescue operation for the victims.”