AIB Confirms Crash Of Quorum Aviation Helicopter Crash, Begins Investigation
…We informed AIB,NCAA Immediately We Got the News—Quorum Aviation
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Nigeria has confirmed the accident involving a Helicopter Bell 206B3 with the nationality registration Marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation that claimed two lives and one hospitalised.
The flight which crashed into a building at the Opebi Area of Ikeja Lagos, according to a statement by AIB, Nigeria was flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos, and that it occurred today August 28, 2020.
Meanwhile, AIB, Nigeria said it has commenced investigation into the accident and that there were three passengers on board the helicopter and that there were two fatalities and one hospitalised.
“As the investigating agency, AIB needs and hereby solicits for your assistance. We want the public to know that we would be amenable to receiving any video clip, relevant evidence, or information any members of the public may have of the accident; that can assist us with this investigation,” AIB, Nigeria said.
AIB stated that it was notified of the accident by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) at about 12:30pm on August 28, 2020.
The Bureau urged the general public and the media to respect the privacy of the people involved and not to assume the cause of the accident until formal report is released.
In the same vein, Quorum Aviation has also confirmed the accident.
The confirmation is contained in a statement signed by its management.
The airline said that when it received the news about the accident, it immediately informed the aviation authorities, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Quorum stated that , ”Preliminary reports indicate that of the three souls on board – all crew, 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.”
“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 hereby express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident,” the management said.