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Access Bank CEO Herbart Wigwe dies in helicopter crash in US


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The Group Chief Executive Officer, Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, has died, according to media reports.

Wigwe was said to have died following a helicopter crash in California near the Nevada border, United States of America.

However, it’s not confirmed whether his wife or children were involved.

New York Times reports that no survivors have been located as of Saturday morning, the authorities said.

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The Federal Aviation Administration said that the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed at around 10 p.m. local time near Nipton, Calif., an unincorporated community about 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County.

It was unclear on Saturday morning where the helicopter departed from and where it was headed.

Nairametrics also understands that business mogul, Abimbola Ogunbajo was also on board the flight.

However, the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) is still investigating the crash as authorities are yet to access the crash site.

The crash is thought to have happened shortly after 10 pm (US California Time). The passengers were flying in a Eurocopter EC 130 helicopter which took off from Palmsprings and it is unclear where it was heading.

“NTSB launching go team to investigate Friday’s crash of an Airbus Helicopters EC-130 near Halloran Springs, California. Team to arrive on scene today,” the NTSB said in a post on X.


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