Captain Chike Ernest has been identified as the pilot of the helicopter which crashed in Opebi Lagos yesterday, August 28th.
Recall, A Bell 206-3 helicopter with registration number 5N-BQW belonging to Quorum Aviation crashed into a wall between two buildings at 16 A Salvation Road, Opebi, Ikeja this afternoon. The Three occupants were crew members who flew in from Port Harcourt, the company reported.
Two of the crew members died at the scene of the incident while the third one survived and was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital LASUTH. He later lost his life.
Nigerians shared the photo of the pilot, Captain Chika Ernest on social media as they paid respect to him for avoiding maximum casualties.
Nigerian human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore wrote on Twitter; ” This Is Captain Chike Ernest, pilot of the helicopter that crashed into 2 homes in Lagos yesterday. He manoeuvred the ailing chopper to avoid maximum casualties on ground, he dumped fuel to avoid explosion on impact. Initially survived but our ill equipped hospitals failed him
“Chike Ernest is not the one trending in Nigeria today on twitter, at least no on my end, however he deserves to be honoured as a selfless hero he is.”
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