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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196931
Last updated: 21 February 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B407 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 407
Owner/operator:Alpine Helicopters
Registration: C-FNOB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Springbank, Alberta CYBW -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
A Bell 407 aircraft operated by Alpine Helicopters, was conducting Human External Transport (HETS also known as class D external load operations) during a mountain rescue on Mount Yamnuska, 10 nautical miles East of Canmore, AB. While positioning the rescue person on a 210 foot long line, the main rotor blade contacted a rock face. The pilot maintained control of the helicopter and flew to the staging area. The pilot set down the rescuer and then landed nearby. There was substantial damage to the outer 12 inches of each main rotor blade. There were no injuries to the pilot or the rescuer.



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26-Jul-2017 15:03 mxcollins Added

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