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Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe, five others die in helicopter crash in California



Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, is dead.

Wigwe was reported to be aboard a helicopter that crashed in California, United States, on Friday night.

The chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night, killing five other passengers on board.

However, it’s not confirmed whether Wigwe’s wife or children were involved.

The New York Times reports that no survivors have been located as of Saturday morning, the authorities said.


The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) disclosed that a helicopter crashed Friday night near Nipton, California, with six people on board.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that no survivor had been found as of Saturday morning.

The FAA identified the aircraft as a Eurocopter EC 130.

“We were made aware of a downed aircraft at approximately 10:12 p.m. on February 10, 2024. The scene of the crash was determined to be east of the 15-Freeway, near Halloran Springs Road,” the sheriff’s department said.

Meanwhile, no agency or investigation has reported the cause of the crash.


Wigwe was a Nigerian banker and entrepreneur.

Hebert Wigwe, Access Bank GMD buys more 50m shares

The Access Bank CEO was recognized as the African Banker of the Year at the 2021 edition of the African Banker Awards.


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