President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with families, friends and associates of victims of the Bell 206 helicopter operated by Quorum Aviation which crashed Friday into a building in Opebi, Lagos State.
In a statement the President prays that God will console the bereaved families, grant peace to the souls of the dead and speedy recovery for the injured.
“While the nation awaits report of investigation into the accident by aviation regulatory agencies.”, he said.
Also Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu has expressed his sympathy to families, friends and associates of the victims of the unfortunate crash .
Meanwhile the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has recovered the BlackBox of the crashed helicopter.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has moved the wreckage from the scene of the incident as an investigation into the crash begins.
While confirming the incident, the Director-General of LASEMA, Dr Femi Osanyintolu said that two persons died from the crash with one other critically wounded.
“We were able to rescue one person alive and he has been transferred to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital where he is receiving adequate treatment, but it is pertinent to note that we recovered two bodies and they have been deposited at the mortuary.”
The helicopter, a Bell 206, with registration number 5N BQW belongs to Quorum Aviation and came in from Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital with two crew members and a passenger.