A helicopter flight headed from St. John’s to the province’s offshore oilfields was turned around mid-flight Monday due to a power fluctuation.
The aircraft has since been checked out and cleared to return to service, according to a spokeswoman for operator Cougar Helicopters.
According to the rep, the helicopter “experienced a momentary fluctuation in power on engine No. 2, resulting in a decision by the flight crew to return to base.”
The aircraft, with 12 people on board, landed back in St. John’s at 3:25 p.m. Monday.
It was approximately 35 kilometres from the city at the time of the turnaround.