Bristow To Pay Over $600,000 As Compensation To Victims, Others


Bristow Helicopters is to pay over $600,000 as compensation and damage to victims of the ill-fated helicopter that crashed in Lagos last Tuesday, killing six persons out the 12 on board.

According to the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), annexe on compensation for crash victims, each victim is entitled to $100,000.
ICAO, a few years ago, raised the compensation to $100,000 from the $10,000, according to the Warsaw Convention.

They are supposed to get $30,000 as initial payments shortly after the accident and then get the remaining $70,000 three months after the crash.

Meanwhile, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) on Sunday, said it had retrieved the transcript (conversation between the control tower and flight crew), when downloaded, will give the exact conversation and all other side talks that transpired between the crew and air traffic controllers.

The Sikosky 76 helicopter marked 5N-BGD and operated by Bristow Helicopters was believed to have departed SEDCO oil platform offshore and crashed shortly before landing at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Credit: Business Day




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