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Top Nigerian CEO Herbert Wigwe and Five Others Feared Dead as Helicopter Crashes near California-Nevada Border


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Tragedy struck near the California-Nevada border as a helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding, along with five other individuals, crashed.

The incident, which occurred around the California-Nevada border, has sent shockwaves through the business community, leaving many anxious for updates on the condition of those on board.

Top Nigerian CEO Herbert Wigwe and Five Others Feared Dead as Helicopter Crashes near California-Nevada Border

As of now, no official confirmation has been issued by Access Holding regarding the crash. However, sources familiar with the situation have informed Nairametrics that Herbert Wigwe was indeed on board the helicopter. The fate of those involved remains uncertain, with conflicting reports emerging about potential survivors.

Among the passengers were Herbert Wigwe’s wife and son, adding to the concern surrounding the crash. Additionally, it has been reported that business mogul Abimbola Ogunbajo was also among those on board the ill-fated flight.

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Authorities are actively investigating the incident, with the United States National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) launching a team to examine the crash site. In a tweet, the NTSB announced the deployment of a team to investigate the crash of an Airbus Helicopters EC-130 near Halloran Springs, California.

The crash is believed to have occurred shortly after 10 pm (US California Time), with the passengers flying in a Eurocopter EC 130 helicopter that departed from Palmsprings. The exact destination of the flight remains unclear at this time.

herbert wigweSpeculations suggest that Herbert Wigwe and his family may have been en route to attend the Super Bowl, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Sunday. However, these details are yet to be confirmed, as investigations into the crash continue.

The news of the helicopter crash has prompted an outpouring of concern and prayers for the safety of those involved. As the investigation unfolds, the business community and the public at large remain hopeful for positive updates regarding the passengers’ well-being.


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