Late Abimbola Ogunbanjo’s Family Sues Helicopter Company Over Fatal Crash


The family of the late Ogunbanjo is suing the helicopter firm for damages, including funeral expenses and other undisclosed damages.

The late Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the former chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX), and five other people lost their lives in a horrific crash in February. His family has filed a lawsuit against the American helicopter company involved in the incident.

Ogunbanjo was one of the six people killed when the chopper crashed close to the boundary between California and Nevada. Dr. Herbert Wigwe, the previous CEO of Access Holdings, along with his spouse and their son, were also among the victims.

The Ogunbanjo family filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming that the helicopter was flown under unsafe weather circumstances due to the negligence of the charter operator, Orbic Air. According to the lawsuit, Orbic Air ignored the hazardous conditions on February 9th, which was defined as a “wintry mix” of rain and snow in the Mojave Desert.

Represented by Robb & Robb, the family is requesting a jury trial to obtain compensation for burial and funeral costs, as well as an amount for damages that may have resulted from the unfortunate event.

Stating that helicopters are not appropriate for use in snow and ice, Andrew C. Robb, one of the family’s attorneys, added, “This flight was entirely preventable, and we don’t know why they took off.”

The San Bernardino County Superior Court action was filed to seek compensation for Ogunbanjo’s untimely death. It accuses Orbic Air and Brady Bowers, the company’s CEO, of negligence for permitting the flight to take off despite unfavourable weather.

Furthermore, the Ogunbanjo family believes that Pettingill and Hansen, along with their unidentified successors, may have shared some of the culpability for the tragedy. These parties are listed in the complaint. Orbic Air has not yet answered the case.

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