11 People Survive Air Crash

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Helicopter crash in Lagos

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ELEVEN people have survived a helicopter crash that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, Lagos on Wednesday, February 3.

The Bristow helicopter, disappeared from radar after it took off from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, crashed at 136.70 nautical miles from AEHA Field in Bonny Island, inward the MMIA.

Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman of the National Emergency Agency, NEMA, confirmed the incident. He said personnel of the Nigerian Navy and other emergency handling agencies had rescued all the passengers alive.

Farinloye said,” It is Bristow Helicopter that ditched into the high seas. Nigerian Navy and others have rescued the occupants. Nobody died. We are still trying to get the coordinates of how the chopper crashed into water.”

Officials of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, and Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, said the chopper’s debris had been recovered.

— Feb 3, 2016 @ 14:00 GMT

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