Two people died in a helicopter that crashed into a Lagos building on Friday August 28. One survivor is reportedly in the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
The incident happened at No. 16, Salvation Road in Opebi, north of Lagos, Nigeria
The pilot was conveying two passengers to a destination in the state when the tragedy struck around 12.17 pm.
Officials of the Lagos Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and fire fighters at the scene are seen in the video.
A statement released by Quorum Company, owners of the helicopter, says all three victims of the crash were crew members and were flying from Port-Harcourt to Lagos when it crashed between two buildings in Ikeja en-route to Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
The statement in part reads
“As soon as we received news of the accident, we promptly informed the aviation authorities, Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Preliminary reports indicate that of the three souls on board – all crew, two of the crew members lost their lives whilst the third one is currently receiving treatment at a hospital.
We have been made to understand that nobody in the building, nor in the vicinity was injured for which we are grateful.
In accordance with aviation regulations, the AIB has taken over the investigation process. We hereby ask members of the public to await the outcome of the investigation.
We hereby express our heartfelt condolences to the families of the crew who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident.”
Watch graphic footage from the crash
Watch the full video from the scene of the crash obtained by Pulseng