A total of six people were in the helicopter that crashed near the California-Nevada border. No survivors from the crash have been found
Tragedy! Access Holdings CEO, Herbert Wigwe, wife, son, feared dead in helicopter crash
Access Holdings Plc group chief executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son are reportedly to be among the six passengers in a helicopter that crashed in the US early Saturday Nigerian time (late Friday local time).
According to a report by the New York Times, a total of six people were in the helicopter that crashed near the California-Nevada border.
No survivors from the crash have been located, multiple reports have said.
Access Holdings, owners of Access Bank, are yet to confirm Mr Wigwe’s death as of the time of this report.
However, it was gathered that those close to the banker to have informed that Wigwe and his wife and son were among the passengers in the crashed helicopter.
The Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed around 10 p.m local time near Nipton, Calif, an unincorporated community approximately 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were notified of the downed aircraft at 10:12 p.m. local time, according to Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer with the department. She added that the crash site was located east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road.
It was also learnt that the ill-fated Flight N130CZ, operated by Orbic Air LLC, took off from Palm Springs, California, at 8:45 pm but was last seen near Fort Irwin/Barstow, California, at 21:49 pm, Friday.
The cause of the crash of the Airbus Helicopters EC-130 is yet to be unraveled.
Newsheadline247 also understands that the National Transportation Safety Board (N.T.S.B.) and Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) are investigating the crash. Representatives from the N.T.S.B. are expected to arrive at the scene on Saturday.