Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, Wife, Others Die In Chopper Crash In California

Herbert Wigwe, the co-founder of Access Bank and the founder of Wigwe University, has tragically perished in a helicopter crash in California, United States. Wigwe, who also served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Holdings, the parent company of Access Bank, was aboard the chopper with his wife, son, and three other passengers.

The helicopter was en route to Las Vegas when it crashed near the border city between Nevada and California on Friday night. The US government has confirmed that all passengers aboard the helicopter have been pronounced dead, with no survivors located as of Saturday morning.

The Eurocopter EC130 helicopter crashed around 10:00 pm local time near Nipton, California, approximately 60 miles south of Las Vegas in eastern San Bernardino County, according to the United States Federal Aviation Administration. Mara Rodriguez, a public information officer, stated that officials from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department were notified of the downed aircraft at 10:12 pm local time.

The crash site was determined to be east of Interstate 15, near Halloran Springs Road. While The New York Times has verified the incident, the passengers have not been named, and no official statement has been released regarding the incident.


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