How we escaped deaths – Widow whose residence helicopter crashed into

Scene of the incident

Mrs. Oluyemisi Olugbode, a widow, whose 16A, Salvation Road residence the ill-fated jet crashed into in Opebi area of Lagos State on Friday has told of how she and other residents did not suffer casualties.

The jet took off from Port Harcourt but two minutes to its destination, Murtala Muhammed Airport, crashed into the said property’s fence killing three onboard two of who died on the spot with cars parked in the building damaged.

Mrs. Olugbode in an interview with newsmen said she and others were out of the house when the incident happened attributing their safety to God.

“To God be glory, dominion, might and power. I was not in.

“All of us had just gone out and there was no one in the house. We had just arrived at the place we went to when we received a call about the crash.

“We would have come home from the place we first went to, but I insisted my brother must take me to a place he had refused to take me to on Thursday. It was as soon as we got there that we received the call that a helicopter had entered my house.

“I did not understand how that could happen, but this is the result. Fortunately, the next house is our own. It is my husband’s cousin’s house.

“See my house now, the whole wall is broken, roof broken, cars crushed and so many damages. But we are grateful because we, ourselves, are not damaged.

“I cannot thank God enough because it could have been my bones under the helicopter. I would have probably carried something to the back and then the helicopter would just land.

“But because it is not my turn yet and God said I will not die that way, that is why I was not around. My brother and I were just coming from the hospital because I am not feeling well,” the 77-year-old narrated.


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