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Fire engine warning light on Cougar helicopter prompts return of 2 others

A fire engine warning light Thursday morning on Cougar helicopter to returning to St. John's caused two other choppers turned back as a precaution.

Cougar emergency

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Scenes from Cougar this morning as emergency crews were on stand-by. 4:41

A fire engine warning light Thursday morning on Cougar helicopter returning to St. John's caused two other airborne choppers to turn back as a precaution.

A spokesperson for the company said there was no actual fire and no passengers on board at the time the light came on.

Three Cougar helicopters landed in St. John's after a fire engine warning light activated on one chopper this morning. (Cecil Haire)

The helicopter landed safely at St. John's International Airport.

As a safety precaution, two other helicopters headed offshore also returned to St. John's.

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