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Nigerian politician’s chopper crashes in Cotonou



A crash involving a Nigerian registered helicopter has been recorded in the West African country of Benin Republic.
Operated by Captain Wale Makinde, the incident involving the helicopter with registration number 5N-BQH owned by a yet-to-be named politician from the Niger Delta luckily recorded no casualty.

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Sources say the aircraft meant for private purposes was contracted for commercial use by a presidential candidate in Benin Republic who wanted to use it for four weeks before its crashed.

A source from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) which confirmed the crash informed that the pilot of the craft lost control after the tail rotor of the helicopter hit an object.

“I can confirm that the helicopter was involved in accident and it is beyond our jurisdiction because it happened outside Nigeria but we are monitoring things; although I do not have much details yet, but the accident investigation body from that country will have to find out the cause of the accident and the extent of damage done on the
aircraft,” the NCAA source said.

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