A friend of Captain Chika Ernest, who was the third victim to die in ill-fated helicopter crashed in Lagos on Friday August 28 has revealed what happened when the pilot was rushed to the hospital.
The helicopter belonging to Quorom Aviation, crashed into a private building at 16A Salvation road, Opebi in Lagos, at about 12pm on Friday. There were three crew members in the helicopter that flew into Lagos from Rivers state.
While two of the crew members died at the scene, one of them who happens to be the pilot, Chika Ernest, was rushed to the hospital.
According to his friend, Gloria Ugolee who is a sister to media personality, Emmanuel Ugolee, said the pilot died at the hospital after he was allegedly denied treatment because the hospital was waiting for a police report.
She also revealed that late Chika emptied his fuel tank before crashing into the wall so as to avoid an explosion.
“Captain Chika Ernest,pilot of the plane crash in opebi Lagos this afternoon. He emptied the fuel tank to avoid explosion on impact,he crashed on a fence avoiding the roofs and house. Always looking out for others. My brother and friend since primary school, said he was in pH just this week, and now he is gone. Taken to the hospital but after taking all the videos for social media, they waited for police report untill he died. I miss you is an understatement. John11:23-25 my only consolation.”