(St. John’s, NL – March 11, 2022) Tomorrow marks thirteen years since Flight 491 crashed in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador, resulting in the loss of 17 of the 18 people on board. On this solemn anniversary, Noia remembers these individuals, the survivor, as well as the family and friends who lost a loved one on that day.
“Flight 491 has had a profound and lasting impact on our province and offshore industry. This tragedy serves as a constant reminder of the challenges faced by those working in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore. Today, as we remember the 17 people lost, let us renew our commitment to safety and training for the offshore industry. On behalf of Noia, I offer sincerest condolences and support to all those who lost a family member, friend, or loved one on that tragic day.”
– Charlene Johnson, Noia CEO
On Saturday, March 12, 2022, Eastern Chaplaincy will host, on behalf of the families, friends and co-workers of those lost, a special Time of Remembrance. The virtual Time of Remembrance will be available on demand beginning at 12:01 a.m. NST through Eastern Chaplaincy’s website at https://easternchaplaincy.ca/.
We invite everyone to pause for a moment on March 12 and share in a Time of Remembrance.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) was founded in 1977 to represent the supply and service sector of the offshore oil and gas industry. Today, Noia represents approximately 460 member organizations worldwide which are involved in, or benefit from, the oil and gas industry of Newfoundland and Labrador. Noia members are a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply boats and helicopters, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.