23-Jul-11 C-GQCH Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter entered a nose-high attitude with low power setting and lost altitude while in instrument meteorological conditions. The flight crew arrested the descent and continued on to St. John’s. There were two pilots and 5 passengers on board the helicopter and no one was injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the incident and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed.

Date
July 23, 2011
Reg
C-GQCH
Make
Sikorsky
Model
S92
MSN
920074
Location
Sea Rose Platform located about 200 nautical miles east of St. John's, Newfoundland,
Country
Canada
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Cougar-Helicopters
Link 1
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110808X63501&key=1
Link 2
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2011-08-12/article-2704243/TSB-investigating-helicopter-incident/1

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