UPDATE: Access Holdings CEO, Herbert Wigwe’s wife, two kids onboard ill-fated crash

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Access Bank CEO, Herbert Wigwe

It is no longer news that Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe has died in a helicopter crash in the United States.

However, it has emerged that his wife and two children were also onboard and died in the crash.

The Herald learnt that the helicopter, a Eurocopter EC 130, had been carrying six people onboard when it departed California en route to Las Vegas in Nevada.

The chopper was registered to a tour company called Orbic Air, NBC reported.

The chopper tragically crashed near San Bernardino County, a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night.

It was the second of such crash in a week in California, America’s most populous state.

A chopper carrying five US Marines crashed also during a routine training flight in Pine Valley on Thursday.

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