The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun a full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.
KanyiDaily had published a viral video that shows the moment a rich Nigerian who was stuck on Lagos-Benin Expressway traffic and got picked up by a helicopter.
The unnamed “VIP” was said to have called a helicopter to pick him up from the traffic snare and to everyone’s consternation, the helicopter landed right on the expressway and picked him up.
The General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday.
Mr Adurogboye said initial reports indicated that the helicopter was owned by Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd, with registration number 5N – BVQ while the aircraft type was AW139.
“The pilot was compelled to land between Benin and Ore in an unscheduled diversion to pick up someone.
“NCAA has begun a full-scale investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the unscheduled diversion.
“As soon as the investigation is concluded, the outcome will be made public,” he said.
Watch the video below: