The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)’s Information Officer in the South-west, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, has spoken of how the agency got wind of the distress call of the Bristow Helicopter which crash-landed into the Lagos Lagoon on Wednesday.
11 passengers survived the crash.
Farinloye said the Nigerian Mission Control Centre (MCC) of Cospas SARsat picked the distress alert beacon from the helicopter, following which NEMA was alerted.
NEMA, according to him, immediately raised search and rescue team with Nigerian Navy and NIMASA in tow along with other agencies for immediate rescue.
11 passengers and crew members aboard the helicopter were rescued alive. The crash occurred on the Lagos area of the Atlantic Ocean.
The coordinate location, according to him, is 05 44.3N 004 16.9E.