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Wigwe: US aviation agency to commence investigation into crash

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have commenced an investigation into the helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border that killed the CEO of Access Holdings PLC, Mr Herbert Wigwe.

Wigwe, his wife and two sons were onboard the chopper when it crashed.

Also, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), was also onboard the helicopter.

FAA said the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed around 10 pm California time.

However, FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

A US local news, KTLA 5 News, said the helicopter took off from Palm Springs but it was not clear where it was headed.

The news of Wigwe’s passing has sent shockwaves through both the business and aviation communities, prompting an outpouring of condolences and reflections on his contributions to society.

As investigations into the crash continue, the tragic loss of Herbert Wigwe serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.

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