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Updated: AIB commences investigation as Quorum Aviation gives details of crashed helicopter

ACCIDENT Investigation Bureau (AIB)  has  commenced investigation into the accident involving a Helicopter Bell 206B3 with the Nationality registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation coming from Port Harcourt to Lagos, which occurred on the 28 August, 2020 at the Opebi Area of Ikeja Lagos.

The Bureau is also soliciting assistance from the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation.

A light helicopter belonging to Quorum Aviation flying from Port-Harcourt to Lagos at around 12.30pm crashed between two buildings in Ikeja en-route to Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

Quorom in a statement signed by its management said, as soon as it received news of the accident, it promptly informed the aviation authorities, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

It wrote in an earlier statement,”Preliminary reports indicate that of the three souls on board – all crew, two of the crew members lost their lives whilst the third one is currently receiving treatment at a 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.”

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