Bristow Helicopters has given details of the accident involving one of its aircraft Wednesday, saying the helicopter actually landed on water.
In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the company said the helicopter got involved in water landing in Lagos while returning from an offshore platform.
The statement said the nine passengers on board and a crew of two “are accounted for and in the process of being transferred to a nearby installation”.
The statement said, ” Bristow Helicopters (Nigeria) Limited, confirmed today that one of its helicopters, was involved in a water landing near Lagos at about 10.25 a.m. local time on return from an offshore platform.
“The aircraft, a Sikorsky S-76C++, had departed on a routine crew transfer flight offshore with nine passengers and a crew of two.
“All persons onboard are accounted for and in the process of being transferred to a nearby installation.
“The company is in the process of collecting pertinent information and will release more details as soon as it is available.”
The new crash occurred less than six months after another helicopter belonging to the same company crashed in Lagos.
The chopper had on August 12, 2015 plunged into the Lagos Lagoon, killing six of the 12 persons on board.