Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said the helicopter crash which he was involved in last year has greatly strengthened his faith.
Professor Osinbajo stated this during the thanksgiving service at the villa chapel in Abuja, celebrating his survival and 11 others from tragedy a year ago.
He said surviving the helicopter crash “just demonstrates that God is merciful, God is awesome, he is able to do all things and he is able to do everything.
The Agusta Westland W 139 helicopter conveying 12 of them crashed in the Kabba area of Kogi State during the 2019 presidential election campaign.
Professor Osinbajo who was accompanied by his wife, Dolapo, family members and his aides, including some of those who were with him when the accident occurred, explained that the incident was so miraculous and despite the crash, none of the occupants had a scratch.
“What happened on that occasion was so amazing, so miraculous; 12 of us in the helicopter, the helicopter crashed and not one scratch on one of us, that’s just incredible, so we can only continue to thank and praise the Lord Jesus Christ for the awesome deliverance of so many of us.”
The chopper managed by Caverton helicopter had managed to land at the township stadium before its propeller suddenly pulled off to the surprise of supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had gathered to welcome the Vice President.
According to the Caverton Helicopters, the crash was caused by unusual weather conditions.
Also, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) in its preliminary report after carrying out an investigation into the crash, said the crew lost visual contact with the ground at about 50 feet owing to a brownout (dust generated when landing on a sandy area) that enveloped the helicopter causing the helicopter to experience a hard landing and consequently rolling over.