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Six Killed, Including Access Bank CEO, in California Helicopter Crash

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 10, 2024 7:03 pm

Nipton, CA – A tragic helicopter crash Friday evening near Nipton, California, claimed the lives of six people, including Dr. Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe, the CEO of Access Bank, according to multiple reports.

Details of the Incident:

  • A Eurocopter EC130 helicopter, flying from Palm Springs to Boulder City, Nevada, crashed around 10 p.m. near the California-Nevada border.
  • CBS News confirmed that Dr. Wigwe, 57, his wife, son, and former Nigerian Exchange Group chair Abimbola Ogunbanjoa were among the victims.
  • The identities of the two other passengers remain unknown.
  • Both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the cause of the crash.

Reactions and Investigation:

  • Access Bank expressed their deep condolences to the families of those lost in the tragedy.
  • The Nigerian government also extended its condolences and launched an investigation.
  • The NTSB team will analyze the wreckage, interview witnesses, and review maintenance records to determine the cause of the crash.

Credits: 8 News Now

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