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  • North Sea Incident Leads to Worldwide Grounding of S92 Helicopters

    File photo of a Cougar helicopter.

    Cougar Helicopters says no anomalies have been found in six of its eight Sikorsky S92 aircraft.

    The company was responding to the worldwide grounding of S92s in the wake of a recent incident in the North Sea.

    On December 28th a CHC S92 made contact with the West Franklin platform, leaving gouges in the platform deck. There were no injuires.

    As a precaution, Sikorsky ordered the grounding of all aircraft pending additional one time inspections before the next flight.

    Cougar says inspections of their aircraft began overnight, six of which have been completed. One inspection is underway and another is yet to be completed. No anomalies have been found.

    The investigation into the root cause of the North Sea incident continues.

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