Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe and Five Others Killed After a California Helicopter Crash in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border
San Bernardino County, CA (February 11, 2024) – Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son, along with former Nigeria Stock Exchange chairman Abimbola Ogunbanjo left fatal in California helicopter crash. According to CNN, the crash occurred after 10:00 p.m. on Friday.
Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe and five others sustained fatal injuries after a California helicopter crash in the Mojave Desert.
Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe, his wife, and son, along with former Nigeria Stock Exchange chairman Abimbola Ogunbanjo, were among the six individuals tragically killed in a California helicopter crash in the Mojave Desert.
The Access Bank confirmed the death of Access Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe in a statement released on X.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, also revealed in a post on X that Wigwe’s family and Ogunbanjo were among the victims.
Additionally, the fatal crash claimed the lives of both pilots aboard the chartered Airbus EC130 helicopter, which California-based charter company Orbic Air operated.
According to National Transportation Safety Board member Michael Graham, the helicopter departed from Palm Springs, California, en route to Boulder City, Nevada, near Las Vegas.
The crash occurred near Interstate 15 in Halloran Springs, California, less than two hours after takeoff at around 8:45 p.m. PT, as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Witnesses reported that the helicopter caught fire upon impact, Graham mentioned. Aside from this, there were reports of rain and wintry weather conditions at the time of the crash.
Moreover, the NTSB has initiated an investigation into the cause of this California helicopter crash, with investigators collecting evidence at the scene in Halloran Springs, California.
Authorities have yet to disclose the identities of the deceased publicly. Meanwhile, condolences have been extended to the families of the Wigwe family and Ogunbanjo.
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Google Map of the Helicopter Accident in San Bernardino, CA
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims: Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe in California Helicopter Crash
In this California helicopter crash, the family members of Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe and the five other victims can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the families and friends of Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe and five other victims in this California helicopter crash.
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