According to reports, Herbert Wigwe, the founder of Wigwe University and co-founder of Access Bank, perished in a helicopter crash in California, USA.
In addition, Wigwe served as the CEO of Access Holdings, the organisation that owned Access Bank.
According to reports, he was travelling in the helicopter with his wife, kid, and three other people.
When the helicopter crashed on Friday night close to a border community between Nevada and California, rumours circulated that it was in route to Las Vegas.
Since no survivors had been found as of Saturday morning, the US government announced that everyone on board had died.
When the aircraft crashed on Friday night close to the California-Nevada line, six individuals were on board.
The Eurocopter EC130 helicopter fell near Nipton, California, an unincorporated village located about 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County, according to the US Federal Aviation Administration. The crash occurred at roughly 10:00 p.m. local time.
The downed aircraft was reported to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department around 10:12 p.m. local time, according to Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer for the agency.
She continued by saying that it was found that the crash occurred close to Halloran Springs Road, east of Interstate 15.
Although the incident was confirmed, the passengers’ names were withheld by The New York Times.
Regarding the occurrence, no formal statement has been released.
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