On Friday, the CEO of Nigeria’s largest bank died when the helicopter he was riding in crashed near Interstate 15 in Southern California’s Mojave Desert.
Access Bank Chief Executive Officer Herbert Wigwe was among six people on board when the helicopter crashed just after 10 p.m. Ngozi, former Nigeria’s finance minister and current World Trade Organization director-general His death was confirmed by Mr Okonjo-Iweala. , in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
A helicopter crashed near the California-Nevada border in eastern San Bernardino County, with six people on board.
The FAA said the Eurocopter EC130 crashed near Nipton, on the edge of the Mojave Desert Reserve, around 10 p.m. The accident scene was on the east side of the 15 Freeway near Halloran Springs Road.
Halloran Springs Road straddles Interstate 15 and is known to travelers as an abandoned gas station with signs that read “Out of Gas” and “Eat.” It is located in a remote area of the Mojave Desert at an elevation of approximately 3,000 feet. According to California Highway Patrol records, it was raining and snowing in the area at the time of the accident.
The crash occurred just three days after a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed into the mountains outside San Diego on Tuesday during historic rainstorms. A firefighter Marine was killed.
The helicopter is registered to a Burbank-based travel company called Obic Air.
Details about the cause of the crash were not immediately available.