Governor Sanwo-Olu Visits Helicopter Crash Site and Commends First Responders

Governor Sanwo-Olu Visits Helicopter Crash Site and Commends First Responders

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State paid a visit to the site of a helicopter crash in the state and expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the first responders and residents who participated in the rescue mission.


The incident involved a single-engine fixed-wing Jabiru aircraft that crash-landed into an old communication pole in Ikeja Lagos, with two passengers on board.

The governor assured the media that no lives were lost and expressed gratitude for the prompt response and actions of those involved in the rescue.

Efforts of First Responders and Residents:

Governor Sanwo-Olu praised the Lagos State Emergency Management services for their relentless efforts in clearing the road of debris from the helicopter crash.

He also commended the bravery of the neighborhood’s residents, especially Oluwafemi and Opeyemi, who played crucial roles in extinguishing the fire that broke out after the crash.


The governor acknowledged the quick response of the citizens, which contributed to the successful rescue of the two passengers aboard the aircraft.

Ongoing Investigation by Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB):

Although the cause of the helicopter crash remains unknown, Governor Sanwo-Olu assured the public that a comprehensive investigation would be carried out by the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB).

This investigative bureau is responsible for determining the factors that led to the accident and providing official information about the incident.

The wreckage of the aircraft has been secured and would be transported to the Nigerian Aviation Authority for further examination.

Gratitude and Optimism:

Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his gratitude that the incident did not result in any fatalities.


He thanked all the individuals and workers at the fuel station who played a role in the rescue efforts.

The governor acknowledged that the crash occurred in a gas line area, making the prompt response even more critical.

While Governor Sanwo-Olu awaited official information from the Airport Authority and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), he emphasized that necessary investigations would be conducted to determine the cause of the crash.


Governor Sanwo-Olu’s visit to the helicopter crash site demonstrated his commitment to assessing the situation and showing appreciation for the efforts of the first responders and citizens involved in the rescue mission.

As the investigation by the NSIB continues, the government aims to hold those responsible accountable for any wrongdoing that might have contributed to the unfortunate incident.


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