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Bristow Helicopters has confirmed that one of its aircraft was involved in an accident today, February 3, 2016, in Lagos.

The aircraft was said to have been travelling into the state from Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Read the company’s official statement below:

Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited, confirmed today that one of its helicopters, was involved in a water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time on return from an offshore platform.

The aircraft, a Sikorsky S-76C++, had departed on a routine crew transfer flight offshore with nine passengers and a crew of two.

All persons onboard are accounted for and in the process of being transferred to a nearby installation. The company is in the process of collecting pertinent information and will release more details as soon as it is available.

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