The CEO of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and his son are feared dead.
They are believed to be among the six passengers in a helicopter that crashed in the US late Friday in California near the Nevada border.
The chopper was headed to Las Vegas, according to reports.
No survivors have been located as of the time of this report.
Mr. Wigwe’s death is yet to be confirmed byAccess Holdings, owners of Access Bank, as of the time of this report.
According to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed around 10 p.m local time near Nipton, Calif, an unincorporated community approximately 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County.
Officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were notified of the downed aircraft at 10:12 p.m. local time, according to Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer with the department. She added that the crash site was located east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road.
The National Transportation Safety Board (N.T.S.B.) and Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) are investigating the crash. Representatives from the N.T.S.B. are expected to arrive at the scene on Saturday.
Wigwe’s death coming 21 dats after tweeting, ” let us number our days.”
On January 19, 2024, Herbert said on his social media handle, “today let us remember that life is a precious gift – a chance to breathe, feel, love, experience and connect.
“Let us honour this gift by living with purpose, kindness, and gratitude, making every moment count. Let us number our days.”
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.