The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has disclosed that the wreckage helicopter that led to the death of the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, Herbert Wigwe, his wife, son and other crew members onboard will be move to a secure location on Tuesday for further examination and analysis.
Penpushing reports that a board member Michael Graham made this known as an update on the sad development explaining that the team began the day’s activities with aerial drone mapping and site documentation of the wreckage, and that the airworthiness group began a detailed examination of the debris field.
The board equally provided a brief insight into the aircraft’s flight trajectory before crashing near Halloran Springs in California, noting that they(board) were at the crash scene to gather evidence on Sunday.
Penpushing further reports that Graham explained that the team began the day’s activities with aerial drone mapping and site documentation of the wreckage, and that the airworthiness group began a detailed examination of the debris field.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board member stated that the debris field was approximately 100 yards in length, adding that all major components of the crashed helicopter were accounted for and identified at the accident site.
Penpushing also reports that Graham said the ADSB data (flight track data) shows that the helicopter was travelling along Interstate 15, approximately 1000 to 1500 feet above ground level, while the investigators listed the components to include three main rotor blades, the main transmission, the engine, tail rotor landing and gear skids.
The board official pointed out that near the end of the flight, track data showed a slight right turn, turning south of the interstate and a gradual descent and increasing ground speed, explaining that the flight track data ended about a quarter mile from the wreckage location, while the wreckage site shows the helicopter impacted the terrain in a nose low and right bank angle.
‘Various electronic devices and onboard equipment were recovered at the scene for further examination and Analysis,” he said, adding that the wreckage will moved to a secure location on Tuesday for further examination and analysis’, he said.
Penpushing reports that it is recalled that the helicopter crash that occurred Friday near the California-Nevada border in the United States of America(USA), while on the aircraft were Wigwe, his wife and his son, as well as Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), and at least two crew members.
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