Access Bank CEO Wigwe, wife, son die in Copter crash in California


Dr Herbert Wigwe CEO of Access Bank

Access Bank CEO  Herbert Wigwe, his wife, son and three others have died in a  helicopter crash in California.

The  plane crashed Friday night near Nipton, California, with six people on board, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

As of Saturday morning, no survivors had been found, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

“We were made aware of a downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m., on February 10, 2024. The scene of the crash was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road,” the sheriff’s department said.

The FAA identified the helicopter as a Eurocopter EC 130.

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It was the second crash in one day in U.S.

At least two people were killed Friday afternoon when a small plane that had lost both its engines crashed into a vehicle on a Florida interstate as the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing.

And earlier this week, five U.S. Marines died after a military helicopter went down in the mountains near San Diego.

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