No casualty as Bristow helicopter crashes

A Bristow helicopter coming from Port Harcourt to Lagos has crashed into the Lagos lagoon, but with all the 11 occupants said to be safe, according to preliminary reports.

Last August, another helicopter owned by the company similarly crashed into the Lagos lagoon, killing six out of 12 passengers.

Here is the statement by Bristow Helicopters Nigeria on the crash:

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“Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited, confirmed today that one of its helicopters, was involved in a water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time on return from an offshore platform.

“The aircraft, a Sikorsky S-76C++, had departed on a routine crew transfer flight offshore with nine passengers and a crew of two.

“All persons onboard are accounted for and in the process of being transferred to a nearby installation. The company is in the process of collecting pertinent information and will release more details as soon as it is available.”