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Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, Wife And Son Dies In Helicopter Crash

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Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, Wife And Son Dies In Helicopter Crash

The Group Chief Executive Officer(CEO), Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, has been reported dead.

He was reportedly involved in a helicopter crash in the United States of America.

According to report, the incident happened on the night of Friday, February 9, 2024.

Wigwe and five others, including his wife, son, and the Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), Abimbola Ogunbanjo, were on board of the helicopter when it crashed near a border between Nevada and California.

 

Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, Wife And Son Dies In Helicopter Crash

 

The incident was confirmed by the US Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday.

Also, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that no survivor had been found thus far.

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.

We were made aware of a downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m., on February 10, 2024. The scene of the crash was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road,” the sheriff’s department said.

Sources claimed that all the passengers on board the crashed chopper were dead, but we can’t independently verify this as of the time of this report.

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