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Fifteen Years Later, Energy NL Remembers Flight 491

(St. John’s, NL – March 12, 2024) Today marks 15 years since Flight 491 crashed in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador, resulting in the loss of 17 of the 18 people on board. Energy NL remembers these individuals, the survivor, as well as the family and friends who lost a loved one on that tragic day.

“Flight 491 has had a lasting and far-reaching impact on our province and offshore industry. We know offshore Newfoundland and Labrador is a challenging environment and the anniversary of Flight 491 reminds us to be ever vigilant in our safety practices and training so this may never happen again. On behalf of Energy NL, I extend our deepest condolences to everyone impacted by this tragedy, especially the family and friends who lost a loved one and the crash survivor.”

– Charlene Johnson, Energy NL CEO

This evening, Eastern Chaplaincy will host the Annual Memorial Service for Flight 491 at 7:00 p.m. NST at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle, 565 Kenmount Road, St. John’s, NL. All are welcome to attend, and a livestream of the service will be available here.

Energy NL asks everyone to remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day in 2009.

Energy NL represents approximately 500 member organizations worldwide which are involved in the energy sector. Members are active in all areas of the supply and service sector and include a diverse representation of businesses that range from offshore supply vessels and helicopters, carbon reduction and sustainable technologies, health and safety equipment and training, engineering solutions and fabricators to law firms and human resource agencies.