Six Killed After Offshore Helicopter Crashes in Nigeria

Photo: Bristow Group
Photo: Bristow Group

The Nigerian unit of offshore oil and gas helicopter transport compony Bristow Group has confirmed that six people have died after one of its aircraft crashed in Lagos, Nigeria this week.

Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited confirmed the tragic news in a statement saying that the aircraft was carrying 10 passengers and two crew when it crashed Wednesday, killing four passengers and the two crew. There were six survivors.

The company did not elaborate on what type of aircraft was involved in the crash, any possible causes, or who the clients were.

“We are shaken and deeply saddened by this tragic accident,” said Bristow’s Regional Director Africa, Duncan Moore. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and loved ones of all those on board.”

Bristow has mobilized the full resources of its response team and is working closely with authorities on the investigation, including at the accident site to recover the aircraft.

With headquarters in Lagos, Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited provides aviation services to the offshore energy industry, serving major integrated offshore energy companies in Africa’s oil and gas industry.