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Bristow Pledges Assistance to Survivors of Crash & Families of Deceased

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Bristow Helicopter Limited on Thursday promised to assist survivors and families of the dead victims of its ill-fated chopper that plunged into the lagoon on Wednesday in Lagos.

Bristow Regional Director for Africa, Duncan Moore made the pledge in a statement in Lagos.

“Our thoughts are with those affected by the unfortunate accident. We regret the loss of lives in the air crash and we are ready to assist them with our full resources. Our highest priority is to take care of our crew and clients and their family members and provide them with any assistance needed. Our personnel are currently working to confirm the number of people on board, their identities and the extent of any injury,” he said.

Moore said the company was fully co-operating with appropriate authorities that were investigating the incident.

“The company is fully cooperating with Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigeria Police

“Preliminary information indicates that the aircraft carried 10 passengers and a crew of two, subject to confirmation. The company is in the process of collecting pertinent information and we will release more details as soon as it is available. At this time, the full resources of Bristow Helicopter’s incident response team are being mobilised,” he said.

NAN reports that AIB had earlier said in a statement on Wednesday said it had commenced investigation into the Bristow helicopter that crashed into the lagoon in Lagos.

The bureau’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi, said the investigation had commenced with the AIB Commissioner, Felix Abali, leading the team.

The statement said 12 persons were believed to be on board.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the helicopter, with tail number 5N-BGD, was involved in an accident at about 3:30 p.m on approach to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The aircraft, a Sikorsky S-76C+, was returning from a drilling rig.

The Public Relation Officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), South-West had earlier confirmed four dead while six survivors have been taken to the hospital and two were still missing.

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7 Comments

  1. Didi

    August 13, 2015 at 8:47 am

    God please keep Peter safe…

    • Dee

      August 13, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Amen, dear Lord!

    • mockingbird

      August 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

      AMEN!!!

  2. ChiChiChilolo

    August 13, 2015 at 10:19 am

    It is well! Sad!

  3. Have Mercy Lord

    August 13, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Amen!!!

  4. Denghan Peres David

    August 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Before any comment,may the soul of the disease person RIP,my sympathy also gos to the family of those who lost their Husband n love once,…….i am Denghan Peres by Name,i work with OPEANS NIG LTD COMPANY,our main focused is to satisfied Riggers and offshore workers,also the Oil&Gas operators to locate our company,what we do is to train u on how to survive to safety,we offer BOSIET,HUET ,FIREFIGHTING and other Safety operations u need to survive and pls go and learn how to swim……..am and instructor also a swimming coach,if u need my service i stay here in port harcourt,,,,,08066881875 is my number,RIP

  5. honeymix...

    August 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    @Denghan, are those typo errors because no one may take you seriously.

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