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Bristow Chopper Crash: AIB Publishes Names Of Passengers

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SAN FRANCISCO, August 20, (THEWILL) – The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Thursday made public the 12-passenger manifest of the ill-fated helicopter that crashed into the lagoon last week in Aworonshoki area of Lagos, killing at least six persons.

The passengers are: Ita Ekpeyong, Joshua Emekeme, Dolu Ebiejuara, Onoriode Onojete, Chukwuma Erise, Solomon Udeh, Chidi Ukwunta, Iniala Opaimi, Chris Abua, Chukwudi Onah, Joseph Wyatt (Captain) and Peter Kayode Bello (Co-Pilot).

The AIB in a statement said the Sikosky S76 C+ helicopter, operated by Bristow Helicopters, crashed into the lagoon shortly before landing at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.

It said the helicopter marked 5N-BGD departed SEDCO oil platform offshore en-route Lagos airport.