May 6, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GKNR/CHI32) from St. Johns, NL (CYYT) to St. Johns, NL (CYYT) departing Runway 34 at 1425Z aborted takeoff. The aircraft had received a cockpit indication, no assistance required. C-GKNR taxiied back to the ramp, no impact to operations.

February 18, 2019

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

A Cougar Helicopters Inc. Sikorsky S-92A (C-GMCH/CHI32) from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) had departed Runway 29 from the intersection of Runway 34. A Jazz de Havilland DHC-8-402 (C-GGFP/JZA8993) from St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) to Halifax/Stanfield Intl, NS (CYHZ) was instructed to line up and wait at the threshold with a Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-39H (C-FGSJ/CJT1894) from Cologne Bonn, Germany (EDDK) to St. Johns Intl, NL (CYYT) 10NM final. It was not possible to get IFR release on JZA8993 due to CHI32 being south of the field. The tower pulled up CJT1894 due to traffic on the runway. CJT1894 came around for another IFR approach, JZA8993 departed, and CJT1894 landed with no other impact to operations.

February 15, 2016

Incident at 80NM S ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

At 1835Z, a Cougar Helicopters Inc. Sikorsky S-92A (C-GICH/CHI32) from St. John's, NL (CYYT) to Hibernia Oil Platform, which is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately 315 kilometres east-southeast of CYYT, requested to return to CYYT due to mechanical issues. The flight did not declare an emergency and did not require any assistance. Aircraft landed at 1928Z without incident.

August 8, 2015

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

At 1052Z, 82NM SE of St John's, NL (CYYT), a Cougar Helicopters Sikorsky S-92A (C-GSCH/ CHI32) from St John's, NL (CYYT) to Hibernia, NS reported minor engine malfunction and requested to return to CYYT. No emergency declared. Landed CYYT at 1146Z.

October 24, 2013

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

List of aircraft that departed St John's, NL (CYYT) below 1/2 SM VIS faxed to CACO. VIS 1/2: PVL901, WJA659. VIS 1/4: ACA691, JZA8991, CHI01C, CHI31, JZA8829, CHI32, ASQ5786, JZA8993, EV7617.

August 8, 2012

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI32, Sikorsky S92A, was enroute to the Hibernia platform when at 80 nautical miles east of St. John's (CYYT), the flight requested to return to St. John's due to a "gauge indicator" problem. No assistance was required and no emergency was declared. The helicopter landed at 18:02Z without further incident.

June 17, 2009

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI32, Sikorsky S92A, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to the Hibernia Oil Rig, 80 nautical miles southeast of St. John?s requested clearance to return to St. John?s. The pilot advised that the main gear chip light was on but no emergency was declared. The flight cancelled IFR and returned VFR. The flight landed in St. John?s at 22:28Z. TSB Case Closed.
UPDATE TSB: A09A0042: The Cougar Helicopters S-92 aircraft, registration C-GQCH, was operating as flight CH152 from St. John's, NL to the Hibernia oil platform. When the aircraft was 80 nm southeast of St. John's, the crew advised Gander Centre that they had a main gear box chip light and were cancelling IFR for a return VFR flight to St. John's. No emergency was declared. The aircraft descended to 1300 ASL for the 40 minute flight and landed at St. John's without further incident. Inspection revealed metal chips in excess of the limit stipulated in the maintenance manual, so the main gear box was replaced and the helicopter was returned to service.

May 29, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (Overshoot/missed approach, Conflict - potential)

UPDATE Commercial and Business Aviation: Following the ILS Runway 11 approach at St. John's, Cougar CHI32 was requested by St. John's Tower to land long, beyond the intersection of Runway 16 and to taxi to exit at Runway 20 due to an aircraft waiting in Runway 34. There was no delay in the taxi, however it was necessary to ground taxi as air taxi at 1200 RVR is not permissable. The helicopter crew was not made aware of aircraft landing behind them.
ACA652, Embraer E190, enroute from Gander (CYQX) to St. John?s (CYYT), At 1 1/2 miles final for Runway 11, was instructed to pull-up and go around due to CHI32 (AS32) still on Runway 11 (the helicopter had just landed and was unable to air taxi) Visibility 1/8SM VV000 RVR12 LGTS 5. Nil TSB.

February 8, 2007

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

CHI32, AS32, enroute from St. John?s (CYYT) to the Hibernia Oil Platform, aborted take-off from Runway 34 due to a Chip Light on the number 1 engine. Nil TSB.

November 23, 2004

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT) (ATM - other)

CHI32 HS61 departing Hibernia Oil field VFR but Gander ACC did not activate flight plan. VFR alerting services were not assured.

October 13, 2004

Incident at Hibernia Oil Platform

C-GTCH AS332L enroute St. John's to Hibernia Oil Platform executed a missed approach at Hibernia due to gear problems. The pilot then returned to St. John's (YYT) and enroute advised that the gear was down and locked, and no assistance was required on arrival. The helicopter landed without incident at 2254Z. Nil TSB

January 30, 2004

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

At a position 50NM East of St. John's Cougar Helicopters AS32 C-GQCH which was en-route from St. John's to the Hibernia Drill Platform requested and was cleared to return to St. John's with a suspected malfunction of the Autopilot. No emergency or assistance was required.

December 18, 2003

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

TSB Update - A03A0133: A Cougar Helicopters Eurocopter AS-332, registration C-GQCH, had just departed the Hibernia oil production platform with 2 crew and 11 passengers on board en route to St. John's, NL when a loud 'bang' was heard by the crew and passengers. The crew elected to return to the platform for a visual inspection. After landing, a visual inspection of the exterior did not reveal any abnormalities. After shutdown, the engines, drive train and landing gear were inspected with no observed abnormalities. Maintenance requested a hover check and cycle the landing gear. All systems other than the gear appeared to function normally. The gear was cycled to the down position but the crew did not receive a down and locked indication in the cockpit. Platform personnel, observing the extension, advised the crew that the gear did not appear to be extended properly. The crew left the hover, retracted the gear and flew to St. John's. At 30 nm from St. John's, the crew selected the gear down and again did not receive a down and locked indication so an emergency gear extension procedure was completed. A down and locked indication was obtained. Upon arrival at St. John-s, the aircraft was escorted to the apron by AFF vehicles and landed safely at 1857 NST without further incident. The AS-332 landing gear position is determined by a series of proximity switches controlled by a landing gear control circuit board. Maintenance personnel replaced the circuit board, cycled the landing gear numerous times and confirmed normal functioning of the landing gear and indication system. The aircraft was returned to service.
An AS32 Helicopter operated by Cougar Helicopters departed Hibernia for St. John's. When the helicopter was 80 nautical miles South-East of St. John's the pilot declared an emergency due to landing gear problems. The AS32 hovered in St. John's and it was determined that the gear was safely down then the emergency was cancelled and they landed at 2227Z without incident. TSB - A03A0133 - Case Closed More to Follow.

November 21, 2000

Incident at ST. JOHN'S INTL NL (CYYT)

C-GQCH, returned to the hangar just after lift off due to an left hand airframe fuel filter light. This light is the filter impending bypass indication. When the aircraft returned, maintenance carried out a filter drain and found a small amount of water in the sample. Removed and replaced the fuel filter. Maintenance did not find any more contamination in the filter bowl. The aircraft was ground run and test flown without further incident and released for service. Due to the weather that day it is suspected that water may have entered the fuel tank filler neck during the refueling process. Refueling was carried out over wing and not with the single point connection.
CHI32 AS32 helicopter aborted lift-off due to a fuel-flow indicator light. Pilot returned to hangar for investigation of problem. Problem Corrected Nil TSB

August 26, 2000

Incident at 35 NM SE St. John's (CYYT)

CHI32 AS332 helicopter advised of an Engine cowling latch indicator light activated. Aircraft requested and received clearance to return to St. John's. No assistance required and aircraft landed at 1117Z. Nil TSB

April 17, 2000

Incident at 50 SE St.John's (CYYT)

CHI32 AS32 departed St. John's at 1446Z IFR for Hibernia. Approximately 50 NM SE of St. John's the aircraft requested clearance to return to Airport due to Gear Light indicator problem. Aircraft cancelled IFR at 1522Z and landed safely at 1541Z. No traffic in vicinity and no assistance required. Nil TSB Update: TSB Case Closed TSB file # A00A0069 Update: The Main Gearbox chip detector was removed for examination and two small metal particles were found. The Main Gearbox oil filter was removed and examined, (no metal was found) and replaced with a serviceable filter. The aircraft was then hover checked, as per the maintenance manual, for thirty minutes. No further metal was found. Aircraft was released for return to service and has flown 23.8 hours since this without incident.

August 19, 1999

Incident at St. John's NF

CHI32 AS32 enroute Hibernia oil field to St. John's declared an Emergency due overheated Gearbox. Flight requested ERS standby on arrival. Flight arrived safely 1800z. TSB Case closed. Update: Inspection by the Maintenance Crew revealed that the Oil Temperature Probe was defective which caused the Oil Temperature Gauge to Peg at maximum. A new Probe was installed and the aircraft was Ground run without any reccurrence of the problem. TSB File # A99A0109

February 10, 1998

Incident at St. John's NF

CHI32 S332 helicopter departed St. John's for Hibernia oil rig. Apprx 30 miles east of the fieild, pilot requested return to St. John's due to fuel indication light. No emergency declared. Impact on other traffic nil. Flight landed safely 1305z. Nil TSB Update: Original description of events was incorrect. Maintenance advises that the actual indication was fluctuating temperature in the Tail Gear Box. Fault was traced to a malfunctioning temperature probe. Probe replaced and aircraft returned to service.