Lagos Helicopter Crash Bristow confirms Oworonshoki accident

Six people have been confirmed in the crash while six others were found alive by emergency officials.

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

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

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The management of Bristow Helicopters Limited has confirmed the crash of one of its aircraft in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

Debris of an helicopter is washed ashore Lagos Lagoon after it crashed into the lagoon in Oworonsoki district in Lagos, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye play Debris of an helicopter is washed ashore Lagos Lagoon after it crashed into the lagoon in Oworonsoki district in Lagos, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

 

Six people died in the crash while six others were found alive by emergency officials.

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

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

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The company’s Regional Director for Africa, Duncan Moore spoke on the incident via a statement.

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

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

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It reads:

“Our thoughts are with those affected by the unfortunate accident. We regret the loss of lives in the air crash and we are ready to assist them with our full resources.”

“Our highest priority is to take care of our crew and clients and their family members and provide them with any assistance needed. Our personnel are currently working to confirm the number of people on board, their identities and the extent of any injury.”

“The company is fully cooperating with Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigeria Police.”

“Preliminary information indicates that the aircraft carried 10 passengers and a crew of two, subject to confirmation. The company is in the process of collecting pertinent information and we will release more details as soon as it is available. At this time, the full resources of Bristow Helicopter’s incident response team are being mobilised.”

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