According to preliminary assessments, severe weather conditions may have contributed to the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding Plc, as well as his wife, son, and other passengers, according to US officials on Sunday.
Michael Graham, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, stated that officials were on the scene to collect perishable evidence during a media briefing on Saturday (3 am Nigerian time, Sunday).
Witness accounts of the weather at the time of the accident point to a wintry mix and rain.
“Neither a flight data recorder nor a cockpit voice recorder were installed on the chopper. Graham added, “Those kinds of recording equipment were not necessary for this chopper to have.
When questioned about any facts on the passengers, Graham said that none existed, but that “any names will be released through the coroner’s office,” but he did not say when.
Meanwhile, Access Bank had acknowledged the death of Wigwe and his family members in a statement on Sunday.
Recall that on Saturday night, news of Wigwe’s passing in a plane crash in California, United States, began to circulate.