Few days ago, a clip went viral on social media, showing a helicopter landing on the Benin-Ore road, between cars in a traffic jam, to pick up an unidentified person.
Following the incident, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said it has commenced an investigation, according to Punch.
The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, said the regulatory agency is aware of the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the highway and had ‘commenced investigations’.
According to Adurogboye, “the pilot was compelled to land between Benin and Ore in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone. NCAA has commenced a full-scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the unscheduled diversion. As soon as the investigation is concluded, the outcome will be made public.”
A source from Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Punch that the helicopter was cleared to carry out the flight.
The source said the helicopter landed because there was a medical emergency, contrary to the speculations that the helicopter was sent to pick up a woman.