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  • UpTheShore
    October 10, 2012 - 20:20

    Since when does Cougar have two dedicated SAR aircraft in St. John's?? As far as I know they have one dedicated aircraft and 24/7 SAR crews and a second aircraft in the normal transport fleet that can be converted for SAR use in case of mechanical issues.

  • William Daniels
    October 10, 2012 - 14:43

    The Operators think they are ready. Isn't that wonderful. Until 100% of the Wells Inquiry recommendations are completed they shouldn't even be discussing this. The CNLOPB falls down on the job again.

  • Ashley Fitzpatrick
    October 10, 2012 - 11:01

    PLEASE NOTE: The story above is a corrected version. A previous version of this story had incorrectly stated the crash of Cougar 491 happened at night. In fact, oil pressure was lost in the aircraft's main gear box at 9:45 a.m. on the morning of March 12, 2009. The aircraft ditched at 9:56 a.m.

  • Skeeziks
    October 10, 2012 - 10:51

    Let's keep the facts straight. The crash of March 12, 2009 took place in the morning, not at night as this report indicates. And let's not forget that the biggest reason for the crash is the same one that's forcing the issue of commencing night flying: pure corporate greed. This beast so often trumps safety, and Cougar, the oil companies, manufacturers, and the regulators obviously need to be reminded of this recurring and potentially deadly trend.

    • John in Whitbourne
      October 11, 2012 - 09:49

      What page of the report lists corporate greed?

  • Rob
    October 10, 2012 - 10:43

    "wherein 17 people were killed after their transport flight ditched into the Atlantic Ocean at night." - the crash was mid morning, not at night.