A helicopter crash near the Nevada border in California, USA, has reportedly claimed the life of Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc.
According to the Will, his wife and son are also believed to have been on the doomed helicopter.
The authorities said that as of Saturday morning, they had not found any survivors, New York Times reports.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that the crash occurred around 10 p.m. local time near Nipton, Calif, a non-incorporated area about 60 miles south of Las Vegas in the eastern part of San Bernardino County.
The origin and destination of the helicopter were not clear on Saturday morning.
Access Holdings did not comment on the situation as of the time this report was filed.
Kunle Aderinokun, the Head of Media Relations at Access Holdings, and some other members of the media team did not answer their phones or reply to messages.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Government has confirmed the incident.
Wigwe was from Rivers State.
The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Joseph Johnson, who confirmed the incident to one of our correspondent on the phone on Saturday night, said it was shocking.
Johnson said the incident was a huge loss.
In his words, “His (Wigwe’s) death is confirmed. It is a big loss to everry sector. And not just himself, with his wife and son. It is very painful.””
Johnson said the state government would release an official statement later.