News Update: Eleven People Rescued Alive from ‘Crashed’ Chopper in Lagos

Eleven people (9 passengers and 2 crew members) were rescued alive from the chopper that crashed Wednesday morning in Lagos.
Report said the 5N BJQ helicopter, belonging to Bristow Helicopters was en route Port Harcourt from Lagos when the incident occurred.
Consultant to Bristow said it was not a crash as such but a “controlled ditch”
This is an option which a pilot takes when he sees something going wrong.
The Public Relations Officer, South-West National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye said emergency workers were already on the scene of the incident.
Farintoye said the incident occurred around Atlantic Ocean area of Lagos, and that the eleven passengers were rescued alive.
Flying at 1,500 feet the chopper was said to have developed fault while mid air, and the alternative for the pilot was to controlled ditch to avoid a major crash, which would have been tragic.

Author: News Editor

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