Two Dead, one severely injured after a helicopter crashed into a house in Lagos.
According to reports, persons aboard belonging to Quarium Avaition crash landed at 16 Salvation Road, Opebi around 12:20pm, killing two of the occupants on the spot.
Health workers who confirmed the death of the two persons said the pilot was unfortunately part of the deceaseds.
It was gathered the third person, found unconscious, was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for urgent attention.
Director General (DG) LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu and the Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the bodies have been deposited in the mortuary and the injured evacuated to the hospital.
They explained the cause of the crash was yet unknown, adding that the victims were yet to be identified.
He added that Police Commissioner (CP) Hakeem Odumosu with his men battled crowd control challenges, which was contained when the He said:
“The agency received distress calls concerning a privately operated helicopter that crashed into 16A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja and immediately activated the emergency response plan.
“The helicopter was carrying three people, one is in the intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital while the other two were killed on impact and their bodies have been deposited in mortuary.
‘We are on top of challenges especially crowd control. Operation is ongoing and updates will follow.”
This is a piece of very sad news for the nations.
This will make people recall the death of the first Helicopter female pilot just last month.
The deceased, Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile, at an air force base in Kaduna state. The force in a statement posted on social media said: “Until her death, Flying Officer Arotile, who was commissioned into the NAF in September 2017 as a member of Nigerian Defence Academy Regular Course 64, was the first ever female combat helicopter pilot in the Service.
The accident occurred “During her short but impactful stay in the service, late Arotile contributed significantly to the efforts to rid the north central states of armed bandits and other criminal elements by flying several combat missions under Operation Gama Aiki in Minna, Niger State,” the statement added.
By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea