Bursary and scholarship established to remember Cougar 491 crash
March 1, 2010 By The Canadian Press
March 1, 2010, St. John's , N.L. - A scholarship and bursary program has been established in the memory of the 17 victims of the crash of Cougar Flight 491 off Newfoundland last year.
Officials with companies that serve the province's offshore oil sector announced the establishment of the Flight 491 Legacy Fund today.
Brian Henley, president of the Alec G. Henley Group, says while nothing will erase the pain caused by the helicopter crash, he believes the fund is a fitting way to honour those killed.
Henley says $900,000 has been raised so far, with the goal of raising $600,000 more in the coming months.
The program is for students at Newfoundland's Memorial University and the College of the North Atlantic.
The helicopter crashed into the North Atlantic on March 12 while it was ferrying workers to offshore oil platforms.