Why helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe, family, others crashed – U.S authorities

United States authorities have revealed the circumstances that surrounded the crash of a chopper transporting Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding Plc, Herbert Wigwe, his Wife, son and others.

A National Transportation Safety Board member, Michael Graham, said preliminary reports indicated that the crash was caused by harsh and treacherous weather conditions.

Speaking during a media briefing Saturday (3 am Nigerian time, Sunday), Graham disclosed that officials were on the scene to gather perishable evidence.

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He also said the chopper did not have recording devices.

“Witness reports of the weather conditions during the accident suggest rain and a wintry mix.

“The helicopter was not equipped with a cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder. This helicopter was not required to be equipped with those types of recording devices,” Graham said.

Asked about more information on the passengers, Graham stated there were no details but added that “any names will be released through the coroner’s office” without specifying a time frame.

Meanwhile, Access Bank had confirmed the death of Wigwe and his family members in a statement on Sunday.

Recall that news broke on Saturday evening announcing Wigwe’s death in California United States plane crash

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