False alarm on Cougar helicopter flight

Colin MacLean
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The Telegram

A Cougar helicopter that was returning to St. John's from Hibernia had to be escorted part of the way on Saturday.

The crew got an indicator light showing a fire in one of the vehicle's engines.

A search and rescue chopper was dispatched to follow the Cougar helicopter back to base.

There were no passengers on board at the time.

A follow up investigation has revealed that the indicator light was a false alarm.

Geographic location: St. John's

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Recent comments

  • Concerned
    August 12, 2012 - 21:21

    Only time when you will see another chopper going down. Cougar should be made to get new ones or give the option to those that travel to go by boat.

  • Concerned
    August 12, 2012 - 18:06

    There are too many false alarms. Where there is "smoke" there is "fire". We need to "kick up" before another tragedy strikes. Lives are worth more but the oil companies LOVE the money. Maybe the oil companies can find a more reliable means of transportation or transport their workers by boat until all the choppers are checked out extremely well. They are "rocks in the sky"! Keep our people alive!