Contrary to the impression being created that the Benin-Ore road helicopter landing was sent to pick a lady, investigation has revealed that it was for a medical emergency.
A source from Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the helicopter was cleared to carry out the flight.
The video which went viral on Sunday has led to the investigation by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to unravel the yet-to-be-identified passenger.
The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, on Tuesday, said the regulatory agency was aware of the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the highway and had commenced investigations.
A video had gone viral on social media platforms on Sunday, showing a helicopter that landed on the road, between cars in a traffic jam, to pick an unidentified stranded person.
According to Adurogboye, initial reports indicate that the helicopter is owned by Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited, with registration number 5N – BVQ and aircraft type AW139.“
“The pilot was compelled to land between Benin and Ore in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone.
“NCAA has commenced a full-scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the unscheduled diversion. As soon as the investigation is concluded, the outcome will be made public,” he said.