Reports have emerged that a tragic helicopter crash in California has claimed the lives of Access Holdings CEO, Herbert Wigwe, and five others.
The chopper was reportedly en route to Las Vegas when it crashed near the border city between Nevada and California on Friday night, sources told TheWill News.
Despite these reports, Africa Eye News cannot independently verify the details of this incident. No official confirmation has been made from the bank holding company at this time.
Daily Mail also mentioned that six people were feared dead in the helicopter crash, marking the second fatal accident in California in less than a week. Officials stated that the Eurocopter EC 130 carrying six individuals crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert late on Friday evening.
This tragic event follows closely after a Navy helicopter crash in Pine Valley, California, during a routine training flight.San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reported being informed of the downed aircraft near Baker shortly after 10 pm on Friday. They stated that no survivors have been located and are unable to confirm the number of individuals on board or their identities. The FAA confirmed that the crash occurred near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert Preserve, east of the 15 Freeway near Halloran Springs.
NBC reported that the helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based tour company called Orbic Air. Africa Eye News will continue to monitor this developing story and provide updates as more information becomes available.