Following on the heels of another crash involving Bristow helicopters, in which 11 people escaped death, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has dropped its hammer on the company by suspending its operation of the Sikorsky helicopter type following a crash that occurred on Wednesday which saw the rescue of the 11 passengers on board the chopper.
According to the NCAA, it’s decision is said to be a precautionary measure and would not in anyway interfere with the ongoing investigation.
Reports say the Bristow helicopter aircraft 5N BJQ, flying at 1,500 feet disappeared from radar moments after taking off from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja.
The crash according to sources happened as the chopper prepared for ditching (which means that the pilot noticed fault and decided to crash land).
Luckily, all the 11 passengers aboard the chopper which crashed into the Lagos lagoon were rescued.
It could be recalled that latest incident is coming after a helicopter from the same stable crashed into the lagoon at the Oworonshoki area of Lagos on the 12th of August 2015 with three of those on board the helicopter confirmed dead while four others who were seriously wounded were rushed to Gbagada General Hospital.
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