All eleven passengers and crew members on board the Bristow Helicopter enroute Lagos from Port Harcourt have been rescued alive.

The aircraft A 5N BJQ, Bristow Helicopter flying at 1,5000 feet with nine passengers was earlier reported missing.

The South-west spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye says that rescue operatives hit the ground running when they heard about the helicopter’s distress.

The regulatory body, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in its comment explained that the helicopter made what it called a “controlled landing” after it became obvious it was experiencing difficulties on air.

In August 2015, a Bristow helicopter carrying 12 people plunged into the lagoon behind Oworonsoki Police Station.

An eyewitness said the incident occurred at about 3PM on Wednesday, August 12.

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) identified the crashed helicopter as belonging to Bristow Helicopters with registration number 5N- BDG-760540.


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