American Pilot, 5 Others Killed in Lagos Helicopter Crash

Saturday, August 15, 2015
By George Hatcher

helicoptersaopA helicopter crashed into a lagoon in Oworonshoki, Lagos, Nigeria, on August 12th.

Authorities said the helicopter, operated by the Bristow Group, nose-dived into water behind a police station. It was transporting 12 people to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, from an offshore oil rig at the time.

Six people, including an American pilot, were killed in the crash. Six others were injured and were taken to nearby hospitals.

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