The group chief executive officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe was involved in a helicopter crash in the United States, on Friday.
Wigwe was reportedly on board a chopper with his wife, son and three other passengers when the unfortunate incident happened at California.
Also, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) was involved.
Six passengers were onboard, however, no survivors found so far.
The New York Times has confirmed the incident but kept the identities of the passengers.
They are reported to have been en route to Boulder City, Nevada from from Palm Springs, California, on Friday night when the helicopter conveying them crashed at about 10 pm, near a small town in California’s Mojave Desert.
Authorities said they have not been able to locate any survivors and the U.S. National Transportation Board has sent a team to the site to investigate the accident.
“NTSB launching go team to investigate Friday’s crash of an Airbus Helicopters EC-130 near Halloran Springs, California,” it posted on its X handle. “Team to arrive on scene today.”
The cause of the crash is yet unknown.