A chartered Bristow helicopter, with registration No. 5NBJQ, flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos has crashed, sources familiar with the incident have told PREMIUM TIMES.
Although the exact location of the crash is yet to be ascertained, an official of Bristow Helicopter, who declined to give his name, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on telephone.
The official said the company was still collating details of the incident and would make same public at the end of the exercise.
Initial reports said about 13 passengers were on board the craft at the time of the incident.
The identities of the affected passengers were unknown at the time of this report.
The new crash occurred less than six months after another helicopter belonging to the same company crashed in Lagos.
The chopper had on August 12, 2015 plunged into the Lagos Lagoon, killing six of the 12 persons on board.
Update: There are reports that all 13 passengers aboard the plane survived as they floated on water with the help of their life jackets. The incident has been confirmed by NEMA, who say emergency workers are at the crash scene in Lagos.
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