Around 06:30 hrs on 28 June, an Alberta Forestry helicopter crashed near Evansburg, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP or Mounties). Mounties said they were working with emergency medical services, Alberta Forestry, and Evansburg Fire to get to the scene of the incident.
According to RCMP, there was only one person on board and their condition was not known at the time. Two investigators from the Transportation Safety Board headed to the site on 29 June.
Yellowhead Helicopters said in a statement: “The Yellowhead Helicopters Family lost a valued member in a tragic accident while performing emergency response activities in Alberta. The pilot, the lone occupant of the aircraft, suffered fatal injuries. The cause of the accident is currently unknown, and investigators are onsite.
“Out of respect for the family and other loved ones, we would ask that all inquiries be directed to Jacob Forman, Accountable Executive, or Corey Taylor, Manager of Business Development.”