Three Who Stole and Sold Helicopter Parts Charged and Held

A court in Nigeria has remanded three men to remain in prison after they were arraigned for allegedly stealing and selling helicopter parts, including an integrated instrument display, tail rotor blade, a fuel control unit, a transceiver, valve kit, NG dual indicator and a tail rotor servo, among others. The parts were allegedly stolen from Bristow’s Nigeria operating base during a time period between 2016 and 2017. The three then sold the parts to a U. S. company, Great Lake Air Support, after forging a registered company name as well as import and export documents. The trio was charged with five counts including stealing, conspiracy to effect unlawful purpose, and forgery. A trial date is forthcoming.