Owners of the Helicopter that crashed in Lagos confirms identities of victims


One of the three crew members of the Quorum company, owners of the helicopter that crashed in a residential part of Opebi in Lagos State on Friday afternoon have been confirmed dead.

A statement released by the Company confirmed that the three victims were crew members.

The company said that the light helicopter with registration Number 5N-BQW was flying from Port-Harcourt to Lagos before it crashed.

It also stated that no life was lost in the sad incident.

“As soon as we received news of the accident, we promptly informed the aviation authorities, Accident Investigation Bureau AIB and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

“However, prior reports revealed that of the three souls on board, two of the crew members lost their lives whilst the third one is currently receiving treatment at a hospital.

“We have been made to understand that nobody in the building, nor in the vicinity was injured for which we are grateful.

“Also, in accordance with aviation regulations, the AIB has taken over the investigation process.

“We hereby ask members of the public to await the outcome of the investigation.

“We also express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew who lost their loved ones in this tragic and unfortunate accident,” the statement said.

There was pandemonium at the Opebi area of Lagos as a helicopter reportedly crashed into a building. The incident occurred at about 12. 17 pm, at Salvation Road, Opebi, Lagos.