Crashed Helicopter in Opebi flew in from Port Harcourt.. Photos from the scene

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) says the helicopter that crashed into a residential building in the Opebi area of Lagos state flew in from Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

The AIB officials deployed to the scene where the accident occurred on Friday, made the disclosure after recovering the black box.

The helicopter, a Bell 206, with registration number 5N BQW belongs to Quorum Aviation, an air transportation and logistics company, came in from Port Harcourt with two crew members and a passenger.

Tunji Oketunbi, general manager, public affairs of the AIB, said investigation has also commenced.

Two people, the pilot and a passenger, were confirmed dead after the helicopter crashed while another person who sustained injuries was taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, for treatment.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who were drafted to the scene of the accident for rescue have moved the wreckage away.

Ibrahim Farinloye, acting coordinator, Lagos territorial office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the accident occurred while the helicopter was returning from training in Port Harcourt.

Here are pictures from the scene of the accident.


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