Date: March 12, 2009
Time: 09:48
Location: Off St. Johns, Newfoundland
Operator: Cougar Helicopters
Flight #: ?
Route: St. Johns - Hibernia platform
AC Type: Sikorsky S-92A
Registration: C-GZCH
cn / ln: 920048
Aboard: 18   (passengers:16  crew:2)
Fatalities: 17   (passengers:15  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The pilot reported a technical malfunction and radioed that he was returning to St. Johns. He then radioed a mayday. The helicopter then went down in what was a controlled emergency crash landing. The accident happened about 30 miles off St. Johns. Two main gearbox filter bowl assembly mounting studs made of titanium were found broken. This resulted in the loss of gearbox oil.

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