Moment Helicopter Crashed in Ikeja, Lagos (video)

The moment a yet-to-be-identified helicopter crashed in the Oba Akran area in Ikeja, Lagos State, has surfaced online.

In a now-trending video on social media, a CCTV camera caught the moment the helicopter crashed, bursting into flames immediately.

Police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirming the incident via his Twitter handle, Tuesday, disclosed that the pilot and co-pilot of the helicopter had been evacuated from the crash site and taken to a hospital.

He tweeted: "ONGOING: @LagosPoliceNG CP Idowu Owohunwa at the site, on Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, where a light aircraft crash landed. 

"Pilot and co-pilot have been evacuated to a medical facility. The situation is under control as evacuation is almost complete."

Meanwhile, Four people narrowly escaped death on Tuesday after a helicopter crashed in the Oba Akran area of Ikeja, Lagos State.

The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon close to a branch of the United Bank for Africa in the area. The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services confirmed the incident.

The spokesperson for the agency, Amodu Shakiru, said the occupants sustained varying degrees of injuries.


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