Lagos Crashed Helicopter Has Insurance Cover- Firm 

Yemisi Izuora

Quorum Aviation Limited which operates the crashed Bell 206 helicopter in Lagos last week Friday has said the chopper is fully insured and airworthy.

The airline in a statement said the company has all the requisite certificates and approvals obtained through a very rigorous process, including “inter alia an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), Certificate of Airworthiness (COA) and Insurance. All our certificates and approvals are current and valid as issued by the authorities following due process”.

The firm further stated that it was compelled to make the clarifications regarding the unfortunate helicopter accident which claimed the lives of three of its staff that were onboard the aircraft because of conflicting media reports concerning the ill-fated aircraft.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Quorum Aviation Limited is a responsible corporate entity that adheres to and complies with all the rules and regulations pertaining to the aviation industry as laid-out in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCAR),” the airline stated.

“The company has all the requisite certificates and approvals obtained through a very rigorous process, including inter alia an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), Certificate of Airworthiness (COA) and Insurance. All our certificates and approvals are current and valid as issued by the authorities following due process.”

It craved the indulgence of the media to refrain from conjecture and speculations during the difficult time the carrier is going through.

The company pleaded to wait for the outcome of the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) investigation into the cause of the mishap.

“Our thoughts and prayers remains with the families of the departed”, it added.

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