The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided an update regarding the tragic air mishap that resulted in the death of Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc.
The FAA announced its involvement in the investigation into the incident.
Herbert Wigwe, along with his wife and son, was aboard a helicopter that crashed near the Nevada border in California. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), was also reported to be onboard the helicopter.
According to the FAA, the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed at approximately 10 pm local time in California (7 am Nigerian time). However, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will lead the investigation and provide updates.
Local news outlet KTLA 5 News reported that the helicopter took off from Palm Springs, but its destination remains unclear.
In addition to Wigwe’s helicopter, another helicopter reportedly carried Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Wigwe’s business partner and former CEO of Access Bank, as well as Tunde Folawiyo, a prominent business mogul.
The FAA’s involvement in the investigation underscores the seriousness of the incident and the need for a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding the crash. Further updates on the investigation will be provided by the NTSB.