Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has confirmed that the helicopter ferrying 12 passengers from an oil which crashed in Oworonshoki area of Lagos this afternoon (Wednesday, August 12, 2015) belonged to Bristow Helicopters.
Reports claimed that four of the passengers are dead, three rescued and others being searched for in the lagoon near Oworonshoki end of Third Mainland Bridge.
A statement by NCAA read : “A Bristow Helicopter with number 5N – BDG – 760540, en route from one of the nation’s oil rigs, has crashed at Oworonshoki in Lagos this evening.
“The helicopter, scheduled to arrive Lagos at 3.35pm, had 12 passengers on board, including the crew. However, the number of casualties is yet to be determined.
“At present, officials of the Accident Investigation Bureau, National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigeria Police are at the site providing rescue operation for the victims. While this is ongoing, further details will be communicated as appropriate.”