Updated: Bristow Helicopter on PH – Lagos route goes missing….

Bristow has released a statement.

It was earlier reported that a Bristow helicopter with nine passengers on board has gone missing. The 5N BJQ helicopter with a 2-man crew was said to be en route Lagos from Port-Harcourt. It was flying at 1 500 feet before crash landing. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) who confirmed the incident, said the whereabouts of the helicopter is yet unknown. This is happening months after another Bristow Helicopter crash landed into the lagoon at the Oworonshoki area of Lagos state. The press statement below:

Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited, confirmed today that one of its helicopters, was involved in a water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time on return from an offshore platform.
The aircraft, a Sikorsky S-76C++, had departed on a routine crew transfer flight offshore with nine passengers and a crew of two. All persons onboard are accounted for and in the process of being transferred to a nearby installation. The company is in the process of collecting pertinent information and will release more details as soon as it is available

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