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Identities of victims of Lagos Helicopter crash revealed

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Quorum Company, owners of the helicopter that crashed in the Opebi area of Lagos State on Friday have revealed the identities of victims of the crash.

In a statement released by the company, the three crew members were the victims of the crash. It added that two of them, including the pilot, were confirmed dead while the third victim was rushed to Lagos Teaching University Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja where he is receiving treatment.

According to the statement, nobody in the building was hurt or injured in the unfortunate incident and has informed the relevant aviation authorities about the crash.

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

The statement reads: “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.”

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