Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, the public limited company holding Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, has released another helicopter to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Caverton group had earlier attributed the chopper crash involving Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and 11 others to hazy weather conditions.
It was reported on Saturday that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s chartered helicopter had crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi State.
While, briefing the media yesterday, Capt. Josiah Choms, the Managing Director of Caverton Helicopters, disclosed that an Augusta AW139 chopper which conveyed Osinbajo and his team lost control as it was about to touch down at about 3;00 p.m., in Kabba, Kogi State.
However, speaking via its verified Twitter handle on Sunday evening, the group said it has issued a new aircraft to the Vice President.
The tweet read: “A true statement of our commitment to safety and professionalism the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo as he continues his campaign flying with Caverton.”
Meanwhile, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Sunday commenced investigation into Saturday’s crash landing of the helicopter.
Mr. Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, said the investigation was being conducted by the Accident Investigations Bureau (AIB), the statutory agency saddled with the task of investigating such serious incidents and accidents.