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Osibanjo: Cause of helicopter crash involving vice-president revealed

The helicopter which conveyed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo from Abuja to Kabba in Kogi state, crash-landed as a result of “unusual weather condition”.

This was contained in a statement released on Saturday by Caverton Helicopters, the owners of the chopper.

NIYI DARAM had reported that the chopper crashed in Kabba, while conveying the Vice President to a rally of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The vice-president came out unhurt and immediately continued on the campaign trail in the state.

Caverton’s Managing Director, Josiah Choms, also confirmed investigation into the incident has commenced.

“An Augusta AW139 Helicopter, under management by Caverton Helicopters was involved in a mishap on landing in Kabba, Kogi State around 3pm today (2nd February 2019) as a result of unusual weather conditions.

“There were no injuries to the passengers or crew on board and they were all quickly and safely evacuated.

“The relevant authorities have been duly informed and an investigation into the incident has commenced. We will, of course, support the authorities as required.

“We wish to reassure the public and our various stakeholders of our unwavering commitment to safety in all of our operations,” Choms said.

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