Meet Abimbola Jaiyeola, Nigeria’s First Female Helicopter Captain Who Saved 11 Lives in Bristow Crash

Today, let’s celebrate this great Nigerian, Abimbola Jaiyeola. 

In December, 2014, Jaiyeola became the first female helicopter pilot for Bristow Helicopters Nigeria flying the Sikorsky S-76. 

In February 2016, Jaiyeola, as the captain of the Bristow helicopter, ditched it on water, in the Atlantic Ocean, an action that saved lives of 11 passengers aboard.

The helicopter she piloted was heading for Lagos from Rivers state when Jaiyeola landed it on water to prevent a crash. 

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