Incident Disclosure 2017

Helicopter Landing Gear Deployment Problem

July 14, 2017

On July 13, 2017, Suncor Energy reported that while on final approach for landing at St. John’s airport, from the Terra Nova FPSO, Cougar Flight 421 received an indication of a potential problem with the landing gear.

The crew completed a precautionary fly-by of the control tower and received visual confirmation that the landing gear did not extend as expected. Flight 421 then declared an emergency with the tower so they would be given priority.

The crew was eventually able to get the landing gear to extend and after a second fly-by of the tower and visual confirmation by Cougar’s maintenance team that the landing gear was extended, the helicopter landed safely in St. John’s without further incident. Local emergency crews were on site.

There were 14 passengers and 2 flight crew onboard.

Media Contacts:

Cougar Helicopters
Candace Moakler
Public Affairs Officer
(709) 758-4041

Suncor Energy
Media Relations
(403) 296-4000

Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
(709) 778-1418
(709) 689-0713 (Cell)

Incident Disclosures 2017

Dec 11, 2017Injured Worker
Jul 14, 2017Helicopter Landing Gear Deployment Problem
Jun 23, 2017Electrical and Dropped Object Incidents
Apr 19, 2017High Potential Near Miss/Dropped Object
Mar 30, 2017Near Miss – Iceberg Approaches Close to the SeaRose FPSO
Mar 28, 2017Unauthorized Discharge of BOP Control Fluid
Mar 21, 2017Helicopter Return to Base
Mar 7, 2017High Potential Near Miss/Dropped Object
Mar 1, 2017Flame Detection