Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting
The helicopter crash resulting in the death of Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding Plc, along with his wife, son, and others, is believed to have been influenced by wintry weather conditions, according to initial findings from aviation authorities in the United States.
During a media briefing held on Saturday (3 am Nigerian time, Sunday), Michael Graham, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, shared that witness reports suggested the presence of rain and wintry mix at the time of the accident.
Graham also mentioned that the helicopter lacked both a cockpit voice recorder and a flight data recorder, which are not mandatory for this type of aircraft.
Questions regarding the passengers’ identities were directed to the coroner’s office for further information, with Graham indicating that any names would be released through official channels in due course.
Access Bank has since confirmed the tragic passing of Herbert Wigwe and his family members in a statement issued on Sunday.