Wigwe: Crash report ready March

The National Transportation Safety Board has said that a preliminary report on the helicopter crash in California, USA, on Friday will be released within four weeks.

Recall that the crash claimed the lives of the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, and some prominent Nigerians.

A Board Member at the NTSB, Michael Graham, who disclosed in a press briefing, said the preliminary report would provide initial insights into the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Wigwe, his wife Doreen, their son Chizi, and the former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Abimola Ogunbanjo, lost their lives in the tragic air crash.

The Airbus Helicopter EC130B4, which was carrying them, crashed at a border town between California and Nevada. The unfortunate incident resulted in the demise of all six occupants, including the two crew members.

Graham stated, “This would be NTSB’s last on-scene press briefing. The unseen portion of the investigation will continue until completed.

“As a reminder, a preliminary report of the accident is expected within 30 days, and the full NTSB investigation lasts 12 to 24 months before the final report is issued. Any additional information about the status of the investigation will come from the NTSB headquarters in Washington DC.”

Earlier, the investigation team upon arrival at the scene had conducted aerial drone mapping and documented the wreckage.

The US agency mentioned that the wreckage was scheduled to be relocated to a secure facility on Tuesday for further scrutiny and analysis.



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