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‘Unusual Weather Conditions’ Reason For Vice President Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash

‘Unusual Weather Conditions’ Reason For Vice President Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash

Owners of the crashed Helicopter, Caverton Helicopters has given a reason for the crash as ‘unusual weather conditions’, rather than a mechanical fault.

Itohan Ferguson

The past few days has been one abuzz with news of how the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo escaped death, after his helicopter crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State.

The chopper that crash landed was an Augusta AW139 Helicopter under the management of Caverton Helicopters.

Also read: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo Survives Second Air Mishap

At the time, the cause of the crash was yet unknown, however Caverton Helicopters, the owners of the chopper that crashed has scrambled to exonerate themselves. Considering it was their bird in the sky that crashed with the Vice President as an occupant.

According to them, the reason for the crash was not a mechanical fault, rather unusual weather conditions at the time. Although the nature of the ‘unusual’ Weather conditions is yet unknown. Thus we can only assume it is an attempt by Caverton Helicopters for damage control.

See press release from Caverton Helicopters below:

Press Statement from Caverton Helicopter
Press Statement from Caverton Helicopter
‘Unusual Weather Conditions’ Reason For Vice President Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crash

In the awake of the averted tragedy, President Muhammadu Buhari penned a heart felt open letter to Yemi Osinbajo on his Instagram page.

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Dear Yemi, We give glory to Almighty God for sparing your life. I'm impressed by your tenacious spirit which enabled you to continue on your campaign engagement, despite the shock of the crash. It takes tenacious spirit and amazing spiritual strength to survive a helicopter crash without being paralyzed by its impact. I'm proud of our partnership and your unalloyed loyalty and your commitment to the service of Nigeria. That you proceeded with your engagements, despite the accident, is a testimony of your passion for service to country and a reflection of your admirable spiritual fervour. May God continue to protect you and and all those on board with you, bless your lives and grant you more good health and long life to serve our country even more.

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See shocking video of the Helicopter crash below: