By Alex Okoro

The crash of a Bristow helicopter in Lagos has caused the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation to postpone its budget defence session with agencies in the aviation sector indefinitely.

Chairperson of the committee, Nkiruka Onyejeocha (PDP-Abia) informed journalists of this development on Wednesday.

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Onyejeocha said there was no way the budget defence could continue when the aviation industry is currently hit by helicopter crash.

“We are humans and it will be inhuman if we go ahead with the defence when we are yet to know the conditions of the passengers on board.

“We don’t know if the passengers are battling for survival or are there some casualties. For this reason, this session is adjourned sine die,” Onyejeocha said.

The Bristow helicopter which had nine passengers on board and a crew of two had crashed in Lagos while returning from an offshore platform in Port Harcourt on Wednesday morning.

Reports say all 11 passengers and crew survived the crash.

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