Nfld. & Labrador

Two Cormorant helicopters make emergency landings within month

Two search and rescue helicopters declared emergencies while in the air since November.
Two different Comorant helicopters have had to make emergency landings in Newfoundland and Labrador in the last several weeks. (CBC)

Two search and rescue helicopters have declared emergencies while in the air recently.

This week, the crew on a flight from Gander had to declare an emergency when one of its engines shut down

According to a preliminary Transport Canada report, the Cormorant chopper experienced a problem while in the air on Tuesday night.

The aircraft landed without incident less than 15 minutes later. Two other aircraft were delayed by about five minutes as a result of the emergency landing.

It was the second incident involving a Cormorant in recent weeks.

Another helicopter landed safely after declaring an emergency on approach to Gander in late November. That aircraft was also able to land without incident.

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