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AIR CRASH: HUBBERT WIGWE, CEO ACCESS BANK, WIFE, SON AND ABIMBOLA OGUNBANJO FEARED DEAD

The CEO and group chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc, Hubbert Wigwe was involved in a helicopter crash in the United States on Friday.

Wigwe, his wife, and son were in the helicopter when it crashed in California near the Nevada border, as were Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group).

Six passengers were onboard; however, no survivors have been found so far.

The circumstances of the crash, including the exact location and time, are yet unknown.

It is unclear the correct identity of all those aboard the helicopter when it came down.

One source said the party was headed for the US Super Bowl in Las Vegas tomorrow.

A report by NBC in America said the helicopter crashed Friday night near Nipton, California, with six people on board, quoting the Federal Aviation Administration.

The report said that as of Saturday morning, no survivors had been found, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

“We were made aware of a downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m. on February 10, 2024. The scene of the crash was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road,” the sheriff’s department told NBC.

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The FAA identified the helicopter as a Eurocopter EC 130 and said it and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Nipton is a small town in San Bernardino County, located about 12 miles southeast of Primm, Nevada.

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