Incident Disclosure 2015

Helicopter Experiences Fuel Bypass Indicators

October 8, 2015

Hibernia Management and Development Company (HMDC) notified the C-NLOPB that Cougar Flight 232 was shut down upon arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) on October 6 after experiencing engine fuel bypass indications on both engines. The aircraft landed safely, passengers were disembarked and the aircrew awaited the arrival of maintenance crew.

Overnight the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, in consultation with the engine manufacturer, conducted all required maintenance procedures. The helicopter was subsequently flight tested and certified serviceable on the morning of October 7. Cougar aircrew then returned the aircraft to St. John’s without further incident.

Media Contacts:

Cougar Helicopters:
Candace Moakler
(709) 758-4041
cmoakler@cougar.ca

HMDC:
Margot Bruce-O’Connell
(709) 778-7222
margot.p.bruce-o’connell@exxonmobil.com

C-NLOPB:
Sean Kelly APR, FCPRS
Manager of Public Relations
(709) 778-1418
(709) 689-0713
skelly@cnlopb.ca


Incident Disclosures 2015

DateUpdate
November 30, 2015High Potential Near Miss
October 12, 2015Grease Fire in Galley
October 8, 2015Helicopter Experiences Fuel Bypass Indicators
October 2, 2015Flame Detection
October 2, 2015Unauthorized Discharge
September 2, 2015Major Hydrocarbon Gas Release
September 1, 2015Helicopter Engine #2 Fire Indication
August 20, 2015Major Injury
July 29, 2015Major Hydrocarbon Gas Release
July 2, 2015Helicopter experiences low oil pressure indication
May 16, 2015Person Overboard from West Hercules
May 5, 2015Helicopter Engine #2 Power Loss
March 4, 2015Manual disconnect from well due to weather
February 19, 2015Helicopter on the Helideck of the Hibernia GBS