Wigwe’s death: More details emerge as US aviation agency gives update on chopper crash

As the country continues to wrestle with the grief and shock of his devastating death, fresh information has emerged about the demise of Herbert Wigwe, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Access Holdings Plc.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, on Sunday, provided update on the helicopter crash that killed the venerable business mogul

FAA said it will be part of the investigations into the air mishap that claimed Wigwe’s life.

Recall that Wigwe, his wife and son were onboard the chopper when it crashed in California near the Nevada border

Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), was also reported to be onboard the chopper.

FAA disclosed that the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed around 10 pm California time (Saturday, 7 am Nigerian time).

However, FAA said the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be in charge of the investigation and will provide any updates.

A US local news, KTLA 5 News, said the helicopter took off from Palm Springs but it was not clear where it was headed.

While one of the choppers had Wigwe and his family on board, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Wigwe’s business partner and former Access bank CEO, and Tunde Folawiyo, business mogul, were reportedly aboard the second chopper

The death of Wigwe sent a shockwave across Nigeria, especially the banking industry where he’s had a profound impact and left an indelible mark.

Nigerians have continued to expressed their condolences and pay tribute to the business mogul.

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