Bristow Helicopter Crash: Missing Body Of Pilot And Co-Pilot Recovered From Lagoon

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Bristow Helicopter Crash in Lagos Lagoon

Two bodies suspected to be that of the pilot and co-pilot of a Bristow Limited Helicopter crash has been recovered dead by rescue workers according to sources.

The duo of pilot, identified as Joseph Wyatt and co-pilot, Peter Bello had been missing for twelve hours after rescue operations began.

Worried relations of the two had been making frantic efforts to reached their loved ones.

A lady identified as Suzanne and believed to be closely related to Wyatt raised alarm via her twitter handle @suzannezoom about the whereabouts of the pilot.

This brings to six number of the dead while another six were rescued and are now receiving medical attention at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.

It was learnt that until its unfortunate crash Wednesday evening at the Oworonsoki end of the Lagos lagoon, the ill-fated chopper had 12 on board including crew and passengers.

Meanwhile, Duncan Moore, Africa Regional Director for Bristow Helicopter Limited has offered words of consolation to the famikies of the bereaved.

“Our thoughts are with those affected by the unfortunate accident. We regret the loss of lives in the air crash and we are ready to assist them with our full resources. Our highest priority is to take care of our crew and clients and their family members and provide them with any assistance needed. Our personnel are currently working to confirm the number of people on board, their identities and the extent of any injury.

The company is fully cooperating with Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and the Nigeria Police. Preliminary information indicates that the aircraft carried 10 passengers and a crew of two, subject to confirmation. The company is in the process of collecting pertinent information and we will release more details as soon as it is available. At this time, the full resources of Bristow Helicopter’s incident response team are being mobilised.

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