Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lagos helicopter crash: two missing passengers found dead

The two remaining persons in the helicopter crash which occurred on Wednesday in the Lagos lagoon were on Thursday found dead, ITRealms reports.

Out of a total of twelve passengers, six were rescued alive and four dead until Thursday, when the remaining two people were found dead by a combined team of National Emergency Management Agency, its Lagos State counterpart, marine police, naval officers and local divers.

The two bodies recovered from the crash site, ITRealms gathered, were identified as that of the pilot and co-pilot.

Twelve passengers were on board the Bristow Helicopter which was said to have taken off from South-South and billed to arrive in Lagos about 3.35 p.m but plunged into Lagos lagoon in Owonroshoki before its arrival time

The National Emergency Management Agency said the wreckage is yet to be recovered and cause of the accident will be made known as soon as the plane recorder is recovered and played just as the  chopper’s manifest is also still being expected.

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