On July 12, 2000, about 1600 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 407, N409KA, registered to and operated by Alpine Helicopters, Ltd., of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following an abrupt loss of engine power. The flight originated from a remote service pad near Golden, British Columbia, approximately 15 minutes prior to the accident. The commercial pilot and 6 passengers were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company flight plan was filed.

This report is for informational purposes only. This investigations is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Canada. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada #4-3071 Number Five Road Richmond, BC V6X2T4

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