JUST IN: Access Holdings CEO, Herbert Wigwe dies in US helicopter crash

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A chopper transporting Herbert Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings has crashed and killed him as well as about five others in California, United States of America.


Reports say others onboard the aircraft included Wigwe’s wife and son and the group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

Officials said the helicopter crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert late on Friday evening.


They were reportedly heading for Las Vegas to watch Super Bowl, the annual league championship game of the National Football League (NFL) of the United States.

The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, had been carrying six people onboard at the time of the incident

The helicopter carrying six people crashed in San Bernardino County overnight, with authorities saying they have been unable to locate any survivors.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said they had been made aware of the downed aircraft near Baker shortly after 10 pm on Friday.

In a statement, they said, “We are not able to confirm how many people were on board or their names. No survivors have been located.”

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert Preserve, and is east of the 15 Freeway near Halloran Springs.

According to NBC, the helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based tour company called Orbic Air.