No safety issues found after indicator light activates
© — File photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram
A Cougar helicopter prepares to land.
A Cougar helicopter destined for the Terra Nova floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel was forced to turn around and make its way back to St. John's because of an indicator light.
Cougar Flight 821 returned Saturday morning as a precaution after an indicator light connected to the helicopter's auto-pilot system became active, according to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).
It returned to St. John's at 11:30 a.m. with eight passengers and two crew members on board. The C-NLOPB said no safety issue was present, adding that the helicopter is serviceable following the completion of troubleshooting efforts.