Newfoundland Cougar 491 Crash: Unanswered

Saturday, February 26, 2011
By George Hatcher

Families and the only survivor of the 2009 Sikorsky crash have petitioned Transport Minister Chuck Stahl to take action. Transport Canada did not enforce certification requirements, leading to sixteen factors that in their turn lead to the crash. Two of three titanium studs broke off the oil filter assembly.

The helicopter’s design is to be able to continue flying for thirty minutes after the gearbox runs dry.

The last conversations between air traffic controllers and the Sikorsky’s pilots, Capt. Matt Davis, 34, of St. John’s, and First Officer Tim Lanouette, 48, Comox, B.C., were released by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

The news from the day of the tragic accident.

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