PHOTOS: Helicopter Crashes in Lagos
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
A small aircraft crashed near the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Ikeja, Lagos.
The yet-to-be-identified helicopter, which is said to belong to a private owner, reportedly crashed in the Oba Akran area of Lagos State on Tuesday afternoon.
According to reports reaching this newspaper, the pilots survived the air disaster. Two pilots were said to be flying the chopper when it burst into flames after it fell into a private property in the area.
At the time of filing this report, we are yet to confirm what was responsible for the ill-fated helicopter crash. However, some officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other first responders were on the ground to help with the rescue efforts.
Business Post reports this unfortunate incident is coming a few years after an aircraft crashed in the Opebi area of Lagos, also a few minutes away from the airport.