July 27, 2020

Incident at RED DEER REGIONAL AB (CYQF)

An Alpine Helicopters Inc. Bell 407 (C-FALC) from Calgary, AB (CYYC) to Edmonton/Villeneuve, AB (CZVL) entered the Red Deer, AB (CYQF) control zone without contacting the flight service station (FSS), then conflicted with an inbound Airwave Electronics Ltd. Cessna 172M (C-GSSM) on a flight to Red Deer, AB (CYQF).

December 3, 2019

Incident at CALGARY / SPRINGBANK AB (CYBW)

An Alpine Helicopters Bell 407 (C-FALC) was observed on radar 2 miles into Calgary/Springbank, AB (CYBW) control zone (CZ) (in the southeast) at 4100ft before they made contact with the tower. No impact.

November 20, 2014

Incident at CALGARY INTL AB (CYYC)

An Alpine Helicopters Bell 407 (C-FALC) on a local flight from Calgary, AB (CYYC) inbound to CYYC had a transponder failure in Class C airspace. No operational impact.

January 5, 2010

Accident at 20 NM South of Golden, BC

The Transportation Safety Board reported that an Alpine Helicopters Bell B206 L1 (C-FALC) suffered a blade strike while conducting heli-ski operations after encountering white-out conditions at Bobby Burns Lodge, approximately 20 miles south of Golden, BC. The incident occurred at approximately 09:30 PDT on January 5, 2010. The pilot and two passengers are reported to be uninjured. The extent of the damage to the helicopter is unknown.
UPDATE / Add Info from TSB: A10P0004 - The Alpine Helicopters Bell 206L-1 helicopter (C-FALC) was engaged in heli-skiing operations in the Bobbie Burns area. While approaching a landing area at Roller Coaster Run, the helicopter was suddenly engulfed in whiteout, the main rotor blades contacted the ground, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries, one passenger was uninjured. There was no fire. (Occurrence upgraded to an accident)