Sept. 30: Monument to Victims of Helicopter Crashes Dedicated

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The government officially dedicated the Offshore Helicopter Accident Memorial, which pays tribute to the victims of two helicopter crashes:

  • On March 13, 1985, six offshore oil industry workers died when a Universal helicopter crashed after leaving the Bow Drill oil rig in Placentia Bay.
  • On March 12, 2009, Cougar 491 crashed while en route to the SeaRose FPSO in the White Rose oil field and Hibernia Platform, killing 17 of the 18 passengers onboard.