On March 12, 2009, a helicopter carrying, workers to oil
production platforms in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland
crashed into the ocean. Seventeen of the people on board the helicopter
perished. One survived.
Much has been learned since then about helicopter safety,
thanks to an investigation into the cause of the crash and a public inquiry.
But little has been said about the 17 people who lost their lives on that day
10 years ago. The families are now custodians of their legacies.
In 18 Souls: The Loss & Legacy of Cougar Flight 491, families and friends
speak candidly-in many cases, for the first time- about what was really lost
and what could have been, had fate been kind that day.
A decade later, regulators have not adopted key
recommendations aimed at preventing a recurrence of this disaster. 18 Souls illustrates the importance of
offshore safety through the raw emotions still resonation in the hearts and
minds of those left behind. Most importantly, this book pays tribute to and
honours the memory of the passengers and crew of Cougar Flight 491