A helicopter crashed in California, a bank manager also died in the accident

February 11, 2024 – 7:16 p.m

Six people died in a helicopter crash in California, among the victims is a well-known Nigerian banker, Herbert Wigwe, reports . According to the authorities, the other passengers were also Nigerian: Wigwe’s relatives and business partners. The crew of two also died in the accident.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Eurocopter EC130 crashed at 10 a.m. local time near the town of Nipton, near the California-Nevada border. The plane took off from Palm Springs, California and was headed to Boulder City, Nevada. According to witnesses, it was raining and wintry in the area of ​​the accident.

Nigerian President Bola Tinubu also remembered the deceased. Wigwe graduated from Harvard Business School and, according to the Times, was instrumental in the rise of Access Bank to become one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions. You guessed it, the passengers could have gone to the American football grand final, the Super Bowl (which will be held in Las Vegas, near Boulder City, on the night of Monday, Hungarian time).

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