Incident Disclosure 2017

Helicopter Return to Base

March 21, 2017

On March 18, 2017, Husky Energy reported that while en route from St. John’s to the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit, Henry Goodrich, Cougar Flight 441 received indication of a potential problem with the landing gear due to an issue with one of three hydraulic systems. There were ten passengers and two flight crew onboard.

The flight was diverted back to St. John’s and the Cougar SAR helicopter was dispatched to visually verify that the landing gear had extended successfully. Cougar Flight 441 landed in St. John’s without further incident. Local emergency crews were on stand-by at the airport as a precaution. This is the standard response to this type of event.

The C-NLOPB is monitoring Husky Energy’s continued investigation of the incident.

Media Contacts:

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

Husky Energy
Colleen McConnell
Husky Energy Communications
(709) 724-3504

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