Bristow Air transport company pays initial compensation of $30,000 to August 2015 crash victims' families

Bristow has confirmed the payment of 30% of the $100,000 compensation.

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Following the directive by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on compensation of crash victims. Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited in a statement said that it has paid a 30% ($30,000) of the $100,000 compensation to each of the August 2015 crash victims.

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NEMA officials at the scene of a helicopter crash in Oworonshoki, Lagos on August 12, 2015

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Tolu Olubajo, African region, senior legal director, while speaking to the press on the February 9, 2016 Sikorsky S-76 crash, said all aircraft owned by the airline will go through the same check process as the Sikorsky S76.

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NEMA officials at the scene of a helicopter crash in Oworonshoki, Lagos on August 12, 2015

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We do exactly the same checks on all our aircraft, not only on the Sikorsky. As we do this, we await the final report from the Accident Investigation Bureau,” Olubajo said.

The victims of the August 2015 crash includes Chukwuma Erise, Chidi Ukwunta, Ita Ekpeyong, Chis Abua, the captain, Joseph Wyatt and co-pilot, Peter Kayode Bello.

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Workers at the scene of a helicopter crash in Oworonshoki, Lagos

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The Sikorsky S-76C+ crashed at the Oworonshoki water beside 3 main land bridge while returning from an offshore drilling rig belonging to SEDCO in Ondo State to the Lagos airport.

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