In a devastating turn of events, Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, is feared dead following a helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border in the United States. According to reports by *The Will*, Wigwe was among the passengers onboard the ill-fated helicopter, along with his wife and son.
The crash, which occurred near Nipton, California, an unincorporated community approximately 60 miles south of Las Vegas, claimed the lives of all onboard, as confirmed by the authorities. The New York Times reported that as of Saturday morning, no survivors have been located.
The Federal Aviation Administration disclosed that the helicopter, identified as a Eurocopter EC130, crashed around 10 p.m. local time. Details regarding the departure location and final destination of the helicopter remained unclear as of the time of reporting.
This tragic incident has sent shockwaves through the business community and beyond, as Herbert Wigwe was widely respected for his leadership within Access Holdings Plc. As the search and investigation continue, the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to it remain under scrutiny.
Wigwe’s untimely demise adds to a series of recent losses within the Nigerian community, including the passing of notable figures such as the Asaba traditional ruler, Edozien, veteran actress Ethel Ekpe, and Atiku’s lawyer, Dankofa.
The news of Herbert Wigwe’s suspected death has prompted an outpouring of condolences and tributes from colleagues, associates, and well-wishers, who mourn the loss of a visionary leader and a beloved family man. As investigations into the crash progress, the global community remains united in grief, remembering the indelible legacy of Herbert Wigwe and his contributions to the business world.