Sea King helicopter takes to the road after emergency landing
October 7, 2014 By CBC News
Oct. 7, 2014, Eastern Passage, N.S. - A Canadian Sea King helicopter made an emergency landing in a field in Eastern Passage before being towed down a street in the Nova Scotia community.
"It's in fine shape. It just looked like it may have had a little bit of fire damage," said Naomi Robinson, who lives nearby.
Air Force spokesman Alexandre Cadiuex says the six-person crew was
returning from a training flight when it had an in-flight emergency.
A sensor in the gear box detected an anomaly. The crew landed at the
helipad at Hartland Point Golf Course and the chopper was then towed to
12 Wing Shearwater.
No one was injured.
The military's fleet of Sea Kings is now 50 years old.
The plan to replace the choppers — which fly from the decks of
Canadian warships — is years behind schedule, at least $200 million over
budget and beset with technical glitches.
The government announced this summer it had finally signed a
renegotiated contract with helicopter-maker Sikorsky for 28 new CH-148
Cyclone helicopters at a cost of $7.6 billion.