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Another sad day for all.


I came across this report. Says it was a Remote Helicopters' JetRanger, did not identify the pilot.


36-year-old pilot killed in helicopter crash


A 36-year-old pilot was killed in a helicopter crash while fighting forest fires near Wabasca, RCMP report.


Mounties say the Niagara Falls man was flying a Bell 206 chopper in a remote area when it crashed late in the afternoon Tuesday.


Alberta Sustainable Resource Development had conracted the Remote Helicopters chopper to help put out the wildfires raging across Northern Alberta.


The pilot was the only person in the chopper. His name hasn’t been released.


Tuesday’s crash came on the heels of a fatal helicopter crash Monday evening southwest of Grande Prairie. Darcy Moses, 20, was on a crew of four doing initial forest fire attack when the chopper crashed shortly after takeoff.


The other three occupants survived the crash.


Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into the cause of both crashes.

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Pilot from Niagara Falls dies fighting Alberta fires


The Hamilton Spectator

Edmonton (Jul 7, 2006)

Police have released the name of the helicopter pilot killed Tuesday while fighting forest fires in northern Alberta.


David Naar, 35, of Niagara Falls, Ont., died when the Bell 206B helicopter he was flying crashed into the shoreline while he was scooping water from a lake about 350 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.


Officials said 169 fires were burning in Alberta yesterday, 38 of which were out of control.


In northern Saskatchewan, about 2,100 people remain evacuated from their homes in the north and officials said that number could rise.


There were 121 fires burning in the province yesterday - 13 new ones were started by lightning overnight.


In B.C., a provincewide dry spell and almost daily lightning strikes have sparked more than 1,000 fires, already more than last year's total of 964.


In Manitoba, 93 forest fires were burning, including six deemed out of control

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