15-Nov-2018 Source: HeliHub.com
The 9 Wing Gander helicopter base has had to have their two SAR EH101s removed and placed at St. John’s after the discovery of asbestos. Spokesperson for the 103 Search and Rescue Squadron, Capt. Paul Hamlyn, has revealed that the asbestos was confined to dust samples. Maintenance is being done on the helicopters to ensure they have not been damaged from this. The Canadian Armed Forces have performed a “wipe sampling” and are awaiting the results before a clean-up contract can be awarded, reports CBC.