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Bristow Helicopter en-route Lagos Crashes




According to reports a Bristow Helicopter with a total of 13 people onboard crashed into the Lagos Lagoon as it made its way from Port-Harcourt into Lagos this Wednesday morning.

Thankfully, all 11 passengers, a cabin crew member and the pilot of the Bristow chopper that crashed this morning near Lagos have been rescued.

Adebayo Kehinde, public relations officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident to TheCable.

There has been no official word from Bristow Group yet.

This crash comes six months after a Bristow helicopter crashed in Lagos, killing the 2 pilots and 4 of the 10 passengers.


  1. bn lover

    February 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Shey una don start again???

  2. nene+

    February 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I was so scared of reading this until I managed to sight that they survived. May God be praised for this miraculous deliverance!!!

    I am filled with Joy on this, really tired of being sorrowful at how people die in my country. Thank you Lord!

  3. Benson Ossai

    February 3, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    What is wrong with Bristow?Don’t they conduct checks on their helicopters?

    • EIO

      February 3, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      It could also be caused by bad weather. Weather affects visibility.

  4. Ife

    February 3, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Is this a joke ! This is almost turning into a usual thing now . To the departed rest in peace . It almost feels normal , like it’s now a monthly/quarterly mishap.

    • Ms Kunms

      February 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Are you blind? Did the report say anybody died??? Why couldn’t you read the story completely? Nigerian sha!

    • Cele-Ijesha

      February 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Egbon mi, there was no departed. they were all rescued alive. Akoba adaba, Oloun ma je ari

    • Mykelti

      February 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Please, there were no dead persons. They were rescued, thank God. We shouldn’t be too quick to comment. Important to read and understand first. God be praised! *sigh*

    • Lol

      February 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Mama! No one died Biko!

  5. EagleEye

    February 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    CAN THE GOVERNMENT PLEASE SET UP AN INQUIRY INTO BRISTOW AS A COMPANY AND WHY THEY HAVE TOOO MANY CRASHES!! We the mourners of the last crash haven’t fully recovered and now this?! Com’on!!!

  6. Tanisha

    February 3, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    This crash comes three days after a prophetic message was spoken on Emmanuel TV by Prophet T.B. Joshua, prophesying that we should be in an attitude of prayer and pray for the nation of Nigeria this coming Wednesday. Nigeria as a nation is blessed to have this prophet but are we listening?

    • Yeyeperry

      February 3, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. God says we shouldn’t judge sha

    • o

      February 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm


    • G!

      February 3, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Biko how does a prophetic message about being in an attitude of prayer equate to a helicopter crash landing?

    • Ogo

      February 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Do we really need a prophet to tell us to pray for our country?

    • Anna

      February 4, 2016 at 1:41 am

      You are sick!!!!

  7. Aarin

    February 3, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Lies Lies Lies!!!!! The helicopter didn’t crash!!! It was a Controlled Emergency Landing. (Ditching <—- google will help you) The Pilot sensed something was wrong and safely landed on the water to prevent a crash.

    • Nawa

      February 3, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Regardless its an incident and two incidents in a six month span is a very bad trend for an airline. Their helicopters should be grounded until a complete investigation is completed.

  8. o

    February 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Bristow said it was a water landing, not a crash. any which way, thank God no casualties.

  9. The real D

    February 3, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    @Aarin, I am no pilot, but how does one “safely LAND” on water? Last, I heard water does not equal landing pad. Even emergency water landing or ditching as you put it is an euphemism for CRASH landing. Let’s not try to use grammar to minimize the seriousness of the issue. It is like what happened in the Hudson river a few years back. So yes it is still very much a crash. And if this is becoming a reoccurring deal with this company then they should be investigated.

    • NaijaPikin

      February 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      There’s actually a big difference between a crash and landing in water. Pilots are trained to land on water. Its not an ideal situation but its a reality that their training actually prepares them for.

      Much different from a crash.

  10. tish

    February 3, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Hahahahahaha this just made me laugh. Even if your cup broke, you woulda linked it to the prophesy. You should know to pray for your country, TB Joshua or not.

  11. Anon

    February 4, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I am sick and tired of Nigeria. Air travel is supposed to be the safest. Lagos is an oxymoron to say the least. And when these mishaps happen, we call on Jesus to deliver us like the other countries where planes land safely daily don’t believe or have Jesus as an option. C’est Pathetique. So much hype yet the basics are still missing.

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