BREAKING NEWS: Access Bank CEO Dies In Chopper Crash Abroad

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The Co-founder of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, has reportedly died from an helicopter crash near a border city betwe Nevada and California.

It was gathered that the crash claimed the lives of five others onboard.

Trouble started on Friday 9th February 2024 at night as a helicopter transporting the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) was en route to Las Vegas when the crash occurred in the vicinity of Nipton, California.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the helicopter, identified as a Eurocopter EC 130, crashed with six individuals on board.

As of Saturday morning, authorities from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reported that no survivors had been found.

The crash site was identified east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road, according to the sheriff’s department statement released following the incident.

The deceased is the owner of Wigwe University was reportedly on board the chopper with his wife, son and three other passengers.

The US government confirmed all on board dead as no survivors have been located as of Saturday morning.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration said that the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed around 10:00pm local time, near Nipton, California, an unincorporated community about 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County.

According Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer with the department, officials at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were made aware of the downed aircraft at 10:12 pm, local time.

She added that the scene of the crash was determined to be east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road.

The New York Times has confirmed the incident but did not name the passengers.

No official statement has been issued on the incident.

Credit: Daily Post/Nigerian Tribune

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