The third victim of the helicopter crash in Lagos has died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) where he was rushed to. This means all the 3 crew members of the helicopter crash in Lagos died.
The spokesman of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Mr. Tunji Oketunmbi, confirmed the development to journalists in Lagos.
Earlier today, a Bell 206-3 helicopter with registration number 5N-BQW belonging to Quorum Aviation crashed into a wall between two buildings at 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja at 12:30 pm.
According to a press statement from the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the chopper was bound for Lagos from Port-Harcourt. AIB added that it has commenced an investigation into the accident which had three passengers aboard.
Quorum Aviation had confirmed that those involved in the accident are its crew members.
It added that two died while the third crew member (who is now dead) had been placed in the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
“We have been made to understand that nobody in the building, nor in the vicinity was injured for which we are grateful.
“In accordance with aviation regulations, the AIB has taken over the investigation process. We hereby ask members of the public to await the outcome of the investigation.
“We hereby express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident”, Quorum Aviation said.