A Cougar helicopter flight that left Monday morning destined for an offshore rig east of Newfoundland turned around and made an emergency landing in St. John’s without incident. About 20 minutes after leaving the airport, pilots noticed a “higher than normal vibration”, so they decided to return to base as a precautionary measure. No alarms went off and the decision to return was made by the helicopter’s pilots. Late Monday afternoon, a Cougar spokesperson told CBC News that the helicopter was returned to service after mechanics inspected and tested the chopper and found nothing wrong with it.
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