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Remains Of Helicopter Crash Victims Recovered In Osun State


The remains of the victims of the chartered Ilorin-bound helicopter that crashed yesterday have been found. The helicopter which crashed into Oba rock between Ikonifin in Olaoluwa Local Government and Ife-Odan in Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun state on Friday belongs to OAS Helicopters and it carried Mrs. Josephine Kuteji, the CEO of Bacita Sugar Company, her Personal Assistant, Mrs Adedoyin Ogunbanjo and the pilot.

The crash site was discovered by a combined team of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), Osun State Emergency Management Agency, (OSEMA), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Osun State Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES), the Nigeria Police and the Osun State Fire Service to recover the remains of the victims.

According to Mr. Ishaya Isah Choloko, the South West Coordinator of NEMA, the crash occurred due to poor visibility caused by bad weather.  The crash point was put at over 2,500ft above sea level.


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