Bristow Helicopter Flying to Nigeria’s Lagos Crashes in SeaPaul Wallace
A Bristow Helicopter Group Ltd. craft crashed into the Atlantic sea on Wednesday 95 miles outside of Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.
All two crew members and nine passengers were rescued alive after the helicopter left from an offshore oil platform, Tunji Oketunbi, a spokesman for the West African nation’s Accident Investigation Bureau, said in an emailed statement.
The AIB has started an investigation into what caused the accident.
Another Bristow helicopter crashed into Lagos’ lagoon on Aug. 12, killing six of the 12 people on board, after attempting to land at the international airport in the city while returning from a drilling rig.