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The Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, died along with five others in a crashed that took place in California, United States of America.
Unverified sources said that the chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday 9 February 2024 night.
The reports also said that six people were feared dead after the horrific helicopter crash in California marking the state’s second fatal accident in a week.
Officials said the helicopter crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert late on Friday evening.
The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, had been carrying six people onboard at the time of the incident.
The helicopter carrying six people crashed in San Bernardino County overnight, with authorities saying they have been unable to locate any survivors.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said they had been made aware of the downed aircraft near Baker shortly after 10 pm on Friday.
In a statement, they said, “We are not able to confirm how many people were on board or their names. No survivors have been located.”
The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert Preserve, and is east of the 15 Freeway near Halloran Springs.
According to NBC, the helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based tour company called Orbic Air.