While full-time work has been taking up most of my time, I have got the chance to meet up with someone new to do some exploration. We have explored a fair number of places so far and I hope to upload some new photos for your viewing pleasure. Oh and also look out for some new UER DB entries soon!
We would like to send our regards to the families of those who passed away in the tragedy and hope that this final report will prevent anything like this from happening again.
MAIN GEARBOX MALFUNCTION / COLLISION WITH WATER COUGAR HELICOPTERS INC. SIKORSKY S-92A, C-GZCH ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, 35 NM E 12 MARCH 2009
On 12 March 2009 a Cougar Helicopters’ Sikorsky S-92A on a flight to the Hibernia oil production platform had a total loss of oil in the transmission’s main gear box. The flight crew descended to 800 feet and headed towards St. John’s. Approximately 35 nautical miles from St. John's, during an attempted ditching, the helicopter struck the water in a high rate of descent. One passenger survived with serious injuries and the other seventeen occupants of the helicopter died of drowning.