NCAA investigates helicopter’s landing on Benin-Ore Highway – Independent Observers

NCAA investigates helicopter’s landing on Benin-Ore Highway

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By Kunle Adedoyin

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has disclosed that it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the agency, in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, said the NCAA has identified the owner of the helicopter.

A video had gone viral on social media of a high profile individual who was picked up by a helicopter after being stuck in traffic for hours on the Benin –Ore Road.

Adurogboye said initial reports indicated that the helicopter was owned by Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd, with registration number 5N – BVQ while the aircraft type was AW139.

“The pilot was compelled to land between Benin and Ore in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone.

“NCAA has begun full scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the unscheduled diversion.

“As soon as the investigation is concluded, the outcome will be made public,” he said.

(NAN)

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