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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168242
Last updated: 10 November 2019
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Date:23-JUL-2011
Time:14:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic S92 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-92A
Owner/operator:Cougar Helicopters
Registration: C-GQCH
C/n / msn: 920074
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Sea Rose FPSO 200nm E, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador -   Canada
Phase: Take off
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sea Rose FPSO
Destination airport:St. Johnís International Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador
Narrative:
On take off from Sea Rose the go-around mode of the automatic flight control system was engaged. The helicopterís pitch attitude increased to approx. 23į nose-up in IMC. A rapid loss of airspeed occurred. After reaching a maximum altitude of 541 feet ASL, the helicopter descended towards the sea, nose-up, at low airspeed. The descent was arrested 38 feet ASL. The aircraft then flew to St. Johnís.

The helicopterís transmission limits were exceeded. There was no damage to the helicopter and there were no injuries.

Sources:

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2011/a11h0001/a11h0001.asp
http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/technology-friend-foe/
http://aerosociety.com/Assets/Docs/Events/751/RAeS_Conference_Report.pdf
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2013-09-12/article-3387323/UPDATE%3A-Cougar-Helicopters-responds-to-TSB-report/1
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cougar-chopper-came-within-seconds-of-hitting-water-1.1699724


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2014 18:21 Aerossurance Added
24-May-2017 07:26 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
02-Jun-2017 14:54 Aerossurance Updated [Location]

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