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Cougar still working on grounded Hibernia helicopter

Feb. 26, 2015, St. John's - A week after being grounded on the Hibernia oil platform, a helicopter used for transporting workers to and from shore remains at the offshore installation.

February 26, 2015
By The St. John's Telegram


Weather is the hang-up, according to the Canada-Newfoundland and
Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) and the company responsible
for the aircraft, Cougar Helicopters.

“Cougar’s engineering team have been aware of the root cause of the
technical issue since they arrived on scene,” Candace Moakler, a
spokeswoman for Cougar Helicopters, said in an emailed response to

The CNLOPB relayed an early company report that the aircraft was
grounded on Feb. 18 after experiencing issues with vibration controls
and having an indicator light come on. | READ MORE


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