Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, Wife, Only Son Die in Helicopter Crash in USA


Cofounder of Access Bank, Mr. Herber Wigwe, his wife and only son and three others have died in a helicopter crash in California USA.

The chopper an Eurocopter EC 130 was said to have crashed in a remote area of San Bernadino County and had six person onboard.  Initial reports indicates that there are no survivors.

The family of the top banker is said to have been based in the USA for a long time.

Media reports quoted San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department  as confirming that they are aware of the downed aircraft near Baker shortly after 10 pm on Friday.

A statement credited to the Sheriff  said:  “We are not able to confirm how many people were on board or their names. No survivors have been located.”

The FAA confirmed that the Eurocopter EC 130 crashed near Nipton on the edge of the Mojave Desert Preserve, and is east of the 15 Freeway near Halloran Springs.

The doomed aircraft was registered to a Burbank-based tour company called Orbic Air.

Until his demise, Mr. Wigwe was  the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, owners of Access Bank Nigeria PLC and its subsidiaries.


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