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Reason Osinbajo helicopter crashed

Hazy weather condition was the main reason the helicopter transporting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his entourage crashed in Kogi State, the charter company has explained.
The air charter service, Caverton Helicopter, on Saturday said the incident which occurred at about 3:00 p.m. in Kabba, Kogi State, hazy weather was the cause of the aircraft losing control during touchdown.
Josiah Choms, an executive at Caverton, said Mr Osinbajo was being conveyed in an Augusta AW139 chopper when it lost control as it was about to touch down and that the accident was due to “unusual weather conditions, there were no injuries to the passengers or crew members as 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.”
Osinbaj, who is the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the elections scheduled for February 16, has been inundated with congratulatory messages from Nigerians of different political affiliations.
Meanwhile, the vice-president’s office has released additional details about the incident.
Laolu Akande, a presidential spokesperson, said 12 people including the minister of state for labour and productivity, Stephen Ocheni, senior presidential aides, security officials were on board the helicopter.
“We are grateful to God for His protection and safety, and we thank the crew and security personnel for their prompt response and service. We are also grateful for the tremendous expressions of concern and affection, as well as prayers from all.
“As is procedural, a full investigation into the causes of the incident would be conducted by aviation authorities,” the spokesperson said.

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