AEROBATIC TEAM & DISPLAY
Losses & EJECTEES
work in progress

 

 Below are temporary  links to specific Aerobatic Teams and their Losses and Ejections - All are considered works in progress and addition material / amendments welcomed - and acknowledged


Blue Angels

Red Arrows

Snowbirds
 Frecce Tricolor
Green Falcons

Thunderbirds

Blue Impulse
Aerobatic Teams website
Biele Albatrosy
[White Albatroses]

Patrouille de France
Escuadrilla de Alta Acrobacia Halcones
Esquadrilha da Fumaça

 'Smoke Squadron'
     
  http://www.esquadrilhadafumaca.com.br/
 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
27th September 1946 De Havilland Aircraft Company DH.108 Swallow TG305
[2nd Prototype]
  Aircraft disintegrated in flight over the Thames estuary while diving near the speed of sound Geoffrey Roald de Havilland, Jr.*
killed
No Ejection Seat
 
*He was the son of Sir Geoffrey de Havilland. His  brother, John, died in an air collision involving two Mosquitoes in 1943.
15th February 1950 De Havilland Aircraft Company DH.108 Swallow VW120
[3rd Prototype]
  Crashed near Brickhill, Buckinghamshire Sqn. Ldr. Stuart Muller-Rowland
killed
Pilot had become incapacitated due to oxygen supply problems
  No Ejection Seat
FLIGHT

LOSS OF SECOND D.H. 108

IT is with regret that Flight has to record the death of the pilot S/L. J. S. R. Muller-Rowland, D.S.O., D.F.C. and bar, when a de Havilland 108 high-speed research aircraft— one of three of the type built—crashed near Bletchley on February 15th.

The aircraft was that which, piloted by Mr. John Deny, established a 100 km closed-circuit record of 605.23 m.p.h. during April last year and which, again flown by Derry, achieved a Mach Number greater than unity in a dive. On its last flight it was operating from the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, Hants.

An inquest was opened at Bletchley last Saturday but was adjourned until March 22nd. The coroner told the jury that the machine was believed to be flying at a high speed over Little Brickhill, and that witnesses would say that an explosion was heard. Pieces of the aircraft were scattered over a wide area and many enquiries remain to be made.

 

1st May 1950 De Havilland Aircraft Company DH.108 Swallow TG283
1st Prototype]
  Crashed at Hartley Wintney Sqn Ldr George E.C. Genders AFC DFM
baled out at low altitude with the aircraft in an inverted spin. Parachute did not deploy in time.
killed
  No Ejection Seat
FLIGHT

Remaining D.H.108 Lost

SQUADRON LEADER G. E. C. O GENDERS, A.F.C.. D.F.M., a test pilot of the R.A.E., Farnborough, lost his life last Monday whena D.H. 108 research aircraft crashed near Basingstoke. Hants. The aircraft was the first of three D.H. 108s built originally to investigate the characteristics of sweptback wings at high speed, and was the sole remaining example. It was built round a modified Vampire fuselage and flew at lower speeds than the two later prototypes, one of which was the iirst British aircraft to exceed Mach 1.

 

Saturday 6th September 1952 De Havilland Aircraft Company DH.110 WG236   Farnborough Air Show. Aircraft broke up in flight and crashed among the spectators.
Multiple ground casualties [At least 27 people have been killed and 63 injured]
Martin-Baker
CTP Sqn Ldr. John Douglas Derry, DFC
killed
did not eject
flight test observer Anthony M. "Tony" Richards
killed
did not eject
Martin-Baker

FEEDBACK

".   .   .    You give Saturday 6 December 1951 (not an actual day) when it was (I believe) Saturday 6 September 1952.

I was there, as all your correspondents seem to able to tell you. However I was aged 12.

My father had positioned us on an ideal viewing point, a sizeable mound near the runway, from which I could view both across the runway and along the railing that contained the crowd to my West.

I had the aircraft in the little rectangular viewfinder of my brand new Box Brownie camera. You may remember that this camera was sighted at right angle to the lens, so I would be facing below the horizon to see the aircraft above me. The image inexplicably (to me, just then) disappeared from my view and no amount of waving my head and hands around could bring it back.

Luckily my father had not chosen Observation Hill, where the view was probably better but where so many were killed. From where we were I have kept to this day an image of the white overalls of the observer Tony Richardson stretched out on the grass within feet of the railing and the crow. Later we had to climb Observation Hill, passing the crater still smoking and the cordon in RAF uniforms around it.

Yours sincerely

Rupert Butler
in email 8th December 2012
information amended 9th December 2012

 

FEEDBACK

You state in the entry about the DH110 accident on 6 Sept 1952 that the DH110 has no ejection seat. It certainly did. I witnessed the accident and one seat hit the barrier just yards from me. Maybe it should read ‘No ejection’.

Kind regards

RM
in email 27th March 2013
entry amended 4th April 2013

 


August 1953

USN
Grumman F9F-6 Cougar  
Blue Angel
flying from N.Y. factory  Bethpage to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as part of Blue Angels formation. Horizontal stabiliser actuator failure led to uncontrollable supersonic dive Capt. Ray Hawkins became the first USN pilot to eject through the canopy. He ejected at 40,000ft due to loss of control. Pulled away from his manual seat at 29,000ft. Grumman
1958
IIAF
F-84G Thunderjet   Golden Crown
Aerobatic Display Team
  Capt. Siamak Jahanbini    
21st July 1961
JASDF
F-86F-40 Sabre 02-7976
Blue Impulse
1st Koukuudan, JASDF
Crashed during aerobatic training into sea, near Irago Cape,
Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture.
Major Katou Matsuo
killed
  NAA
1963
IIAF
F-86 Sabre   Golden Crown
Aerobatic Display Team
Crashed during practice flight 1st Lt. Esmaeel Memari    
1963
IIAF
F-86 Sabre   Golden Crown
Aerobatic Display Team
1st Lt. Ghasem Farajwan    
6th June 1963
RAF
Lightning F.Mk 1A XM 179/Y
56 Sqn
"Firebirds"
Collision during practice  "bomb burst"  for the Paris Air Show with Lightning F.1A XM 181/J. Crashed Great Bricet, Suffolk. XM174 landed
safely at Wattisham
Flt. Lt. Michael Cooke ejected at 400-430 knots I.A.S.
at 800ft. sustaining
serious injuries to neck
Martin-Baker Mk.4BS
FEEDBACK

 

". . .   Regarding the Firebird (56 Sqn) ejection at Watisham by Michael Cooke. I have seen this misreported before, & have made comment. As an armourer on the squadron with more than a little interest in the ejection. I was a member of the ground crew watching the practice for the Paris Show. The accident occurred after the actual main practice was over. The team was performing the usual formation final pass. This broke the team into two "V" 5s. The procedure was whilst about mid runway for the 2 wing men to break L & R simultaneously, followed by the inner 2 whilst the lead plane continued straight on. They all then banked into line astern for a landing. However, on this occasion The wing men broke as normal but  Flt Lt Cooke banked too quickly behind the left wing man, & he was actually underneath & slightly behind the other plane & therefore, unsighted. Our hearts were in our mouths at this point, & Mr Cooke quickly realised his mistake & was trying to bank away when the wing man straightened up. That's when the wing tip was broken off the now stricken plane   . . ."

Tom Taylor
in email 24th June 2008

 

24th November 1965
JASDF
F-86F-40 Sabre 02-7975
Blue Impulse
Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Crashed  crashed near west end of runway during aerobatic training. First Lieutenant Joumaru
[was he OK ??]
  NAA
??/??/1966

IIAF
F-86
Sabre
  Capt. Nosrat Abdoulahifard ejected safely NAA
Golden Crown
Aerobatic Display Team
1st FIS / 1st FIW  Mehrabad AFB, Iran Bird Strike prior to a show
1st February 1967
USN
F-11
Blue Angels
El Centro During practice flight. Aircraft stalled during a 1/2 cuban 8 maneuver at low altitude, spun into ground. Frank Gallagher   No ejection
1969
IIAF
F-86 Sabre   Golden Crown
Aerobatic Display Team
  1st Lt. Masoud Teymouri    
16-Dec-69
RAF
Folland Gnat T1 XR992 Red Arrow
CFS
aircraft abandoned following report of engine fire. Cirencester, Gloucestershire Pilot ejected minor injuries   Folland
16-Dec-69
RAF
Folland Gnat T1 XR995 Red Arrow
CFS
aircraft abandoned after erroneous call that engine was on fire - fire warning was given to XR995. Cirencester, Gloucestershire Pilot ejected minor injuries   Folland
13-Nov-70
RAF
Folland Gnat T1 XR994 Red Arrow
CFS
Engine failure during aerobatics practice - Red Arrows RAF Kemble Pilot ejected OK   Folland
1971
IIAF
F-5A Freedom Fighter   Golden Crown
Aerobatic Display Team
  1st Lt. Esmaeel Ghayour
killed
   
Friday 4th June 1971
USN
F‑4J Phantom II Blue Angels
Blue Angels
 Caught fire during
practice. Crashed over Narragansett Bay near the ex-NAS Quonset Point in Rhode
Island.
Cmdr Harley Hall ejected

[see also 27th January 1973]

Martin-Baker
Saturday, 4th November 1972
Afternoon

JASDF
F-86F-40 Sabre 72-7773, 773
Blue Impulse
Hamamatsu AB, Shizuoka
Returning to base after demo flight. Crashed
at or near Iruma River
First Lieutenant Kaneko
ejected safely at 700 feet
  NAA
14th November 1982
About 13:43

JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B Blue Impulse
19-5174

21st Hikoutai Matsushima AB, Miyagi
Prefecture
crashed into civilian house, Takaoka Town,
Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, north of Hamamatsu AB,
during AB 30th anniversary air show.13 civilians wounded.
28 civilian houses and about 290 cars damaged
Captain Takashima Kiyoshi
killed
  Daicel license built Weber ES-7J zero-zero ejection seats
8th March 1973
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 153079
Blue Angels
Collision with other Blue Angels F-4Js Superstition Mountains, CA, USA Capt. J. R. Fogg

Lt. Cdr. D. K. Bently

Lt. M. D. Wiits

who was in which aircraft ???

 

all photos courtesy of
Len Mozey
Blue Angels Alumni Association

Martin-Baker
8th March 1973
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 153080
Blue Angels
Collision with other Blue Angels F-4Js Superstition Mountains, CA, USA Martin-Baker
8th March 1973
USN
F‑4J Phantom II 153083
Blue Angels
Collision with other Blue Angels F-4Js Superstition Mountains, CA, USA Martin-Baker
8th July 1973
USN
F-4J Phantom II  
Blue Angels
Crashed in Lake Charles, LA. Ejection sequence happened after the plane bounced off the runway Steve D. Lambert ejected at very low altitude. Martin-Baker
26th July 1973
USN
F‑4J
Blue Angels 4

153081

 
NAS Lakehurst, NJ, USA collided at low level with 153072 during arrival practice 3 crew killed

ADJ.1C Gerald Harvey ejected safely

WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT ???

  Martin-Baker
26th July 1973   F‑4J
Blue Angels1

153072

 
NAS Lakehurst, NJ, USA collided at low level with 153081 during arrival practice   Martin-Baker
                 
 
Blue Angel ?? Captain Mike Murphy, USMC Blue Angel ?? Pilot Lieutenant Commander Skip Umstead, USN Killed
???   ADJ.1C Gerald Harvey ejected safely  
1974
IIAF
F-5A Freedom Fighter   Golden Crown
Aerobatic Display Team
Crashed during practice flight Capt. Jalal Payami killed    
03-Mar-78
RAF
Folland Gnat T1 XR981 Red Arrow
CFS
RAF Kemble. Red Arrows - Struck ground whilst practising aerobatics Flt. Lt. Stephen Edward Noble - killed   Folland
Wg. Cdr. Dennis George Hazell AFC - killed   Folland
XR981 happened during pre-season practice, specifically while the team were practicing roll-backs at low altitude. The aircraft ended up inverted and neither occupant left the aircraft. One seat fired, but I can’t remember which, but couldn’t go anywhere. Steve Noble survived initially but died later that day.
17th  May 1980
RAF

Red Arrows
Crashed into the sea off Brighton after colliding with a yacht's mast which had ignored a sailing ban during the display
Squadron Leader S. R. JOHNSON ejected at mast height
 Martin-Baker
Hawk T.1 XX262
21st March 1984
RAF
Hawk T1 XX251
Red Arrows
Hit the ground during display practice at Akrotiri, Cyprus

The impact forced the ejection seat through the canopy and deployed the chute dragging the pilot out

Inadvertent ejection   Martin-Baker
31st August 1984
RAF
Hawk T1 XX257
Red Arrows

Suffered failure of a rotor blade in the low pressure

compressor while taking part in a display over Sidmouth, Devon

 

Flt. Lt. P.D. Lees flew the aircraft out to sea where he ejected Martin-Baker
13th July 1985
USN
A‑4F 154992
6

Blue Angels

collided with A‑4F 155029 on the top of a loop during display, Niagara Falls IAP, NY, USA

photos via Blue Angels Alumni

Escapac
LCdr
Mike Gershon killed
Lt. Andy Caputi ejected safely Escapac
3rd November 1986
RAF
Hawk T1A XX297
Red Arrows
Engine
surged and cut after the aircraft flew into the jet wash of the leading aircraft. Unable to relight the engine During a display practice at Scampton, Lincs
Flt. Lt. D. Findlay Martin-Baker
10th March 1988
RAAF
 MB-326H Macchi A7-046

or
A7-049

Roulettes aerobatic team (RAAF/CFS) Collided in mid-air 2 nm  northeast of  RAAF East  Sale, Vic during aerobatic practice with another MB.326H (A7-054) over RAAF Base Laverton, near East
Sale, Victoria.

A7-054 landed at Laverton, East  Sale with undercarriage  retracted.  RAAF

Flt. Lt. R. Crispin ejected  at 4,000 ft and 200 kts  with only minor injuries   Martin-Baker
24th June 1988
RAF
Hawk T.1
of the Red Arrows
XX304
Red Arrows
RAF Scampton
  crashed on take-off from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.
Pilot, Sqn Ldr Pete Collins, .
Sqn. Ldr. Pete J. Collins
deputy leader, ejected suffered back and facial injuries
Martin-Baker
28th August 1988
Italian A. F.
Aermacchi MB-339 Pony 1
leader
 Frecce Tricolori Annual Flug Tag Air Show Ramstein US Air Force Base near Frankfurt, West Germany. Three of the aerobatic team collided. 69 people died and around 500 spectators were injured Lt.Col. Mario Naldini
killed
  two did not eject, one unsuccessful ejection.
Details of attempted ejectee appreciated
28th August 1988
Italian A. F.
Aermacchi MB-339 Pony 2  Frecce Tricolori Cap. Giorgio Alessio
killed
 
28th August 1988
Italian A. F.
Aermacchi MB-339 Pony 10
solo pilot
 Frecce Tricolori Lt.Col. Ivo Nutarelli
killed
 
Aircraft flew on at low level for a short while. Came down on US Black Hawk Helicopter. One pilot ejected out of envelope and was killed as he hit the runway. No time for parachute deployment
  8-6-1989
Soviet MiG 29A Fulcrum crashed during display routine at the Paris Air Salon. Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/au/6/89]

(see notes and photographs in file on Anatoly Kvotchur !) NOTE TO MYSELF !!!!!
 
K-36
23-1-1990
US
F-18A Hornet 161524 "Blue Angels" Mid-air collision with another Blue Angels F/A‑18A which landed safely, p . El Centro, California, Superstition mountains, CA, USA Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
   

23-1-1990
USN "Blue Angels" F-18A Hornet. El Centro, California, USA. Mid-air collision between two
aircraft. Pilot of one ejected the other landed safely.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] see report on [afm/ap/52/90]

 

 
4th July 1991
JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2A 59-5112
Blue Impulse, 21st Hikoutai, JASDF, based at Matsushima AB,
Miyagi Prefecture
collided and crashed into sea having flown flown into sea fog, near
Kinkazan Mountain, Miyagi Prefecture. Or, about 45 km east of
Matsushima AB.
Captain Hamaguchi Seiji, killed

Captain Shikichi Yutaka killed

  Daicel license built Weber ES-7J zero-zero ejection seats
4th July 1991
About 12:00

JASDF
Mitsubishi T-2B 19-5172
Blue Impulse, 21st Hikoutai, JASDF, based at Matsushima AB,
Miyagi Prefecture
  Daicel license built Weber ES-7J zero-zero ejection seats
NEED TO MATCH PILOT TO AIRCRAFT
24th July 1993 Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum 526, c/n 25887
collided in mid-air at IAT
Fairford.
Pilot ejected  

pilots Alexander Beschastonov and Sergey Tresvyatsky r

 Air show IAT Fairford.

K-36
24th July 1993 Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum 925, c/n 15564 Pilot ejected K-36
2nd October 1993
SAAF

                   Herman Potgieter via Nick Elzinga

Atlas Impala Mk.I
489 (Falcon 5)

85 JFS
"Silver Falcons"

Crashed at Lanseria Airport after structural
failure

Pilot Charlie Rudnick initiated ejection sequence half a second before impact.

He came out horizontally with fuselage
vertical and a high downward velocity.

 He was killed when "sucked" into the crash fireball


Herman Potgieter via Nick Elzinga

The ejection showing parachute deployment

Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

Charlie Rudnick had just broken away from the formation as #5 to do the solo routine. His first loop was almost complete when the RH wing broke off at the root. He ejected way out of the seats envelope – high ROD, too close to the ground. The fact that he got out is commendable as the wing snapped under around 6G and the rotation rate was very high. His chute was still streaming at ground impact. I spoke to various people that reached the scene and was told that he suffered massive trauma due impact with the trees and ground. I don’t think he died as a result of being sucked into the fireball, but rather due to hitting the trees/ground. I know all this as I saw the whole thing. He was a squadron buddy of mine.

 Regards

Leon Mare [in email 21st January 2007]

21st
March 1994
09:30 hrs

Canadian Forces
CT-114 Tutor 114079
431 Sqn "Snowbirds".
Engine failure during an air show practice, about 18 miles south of CFB Moose Jaw

engine failure causing minor injuries to wo airmen. t

Pilot ejected   Weber CL-41
Was there another crew member??    
12th December 1995
Russian
 
Russian Knights
Debrizey AB
  Boris Grigorev killed Two slightly differing reports emerged

One pilot from the two seat Su-27B is thought to have ejected at too low an altitude and was killed in crash (who ??)

". . . They ejected on impact... They were in their seats."

Zvezda K-36
Alexandr Sirojov killed
Nikolaj Kordukov killed
Three aircraft lost in Vietnam

one Su-27UB and two Su-27 were lost

Nikolaj Grecanov killed
17th July 1996

Slovak Air Force
Aero L-39C Albatros WHITE 2
Biele Albatrosy

[White Albatroses Aerobatic Display Team]
No 2 and 6 collided in mid air VS1
Cpt. Róbert ROZENBERG
ejected
Lt. Col. Marián SAKÁČ
ejected
VS1
17th July 1996
Slovak Air Force
Aero L-39C Albatros WHITE 6
Biele Albatrosy

[White Albatroses Aerobatic Display Team]
  VS1
Major Peter FIANTA
landed his damaged aircraft
no ejection
rear seat not occupied VS1
Thursday 17th October 1998
RAF
Hawk T1A XX252 Red Arrows 'Red 2', crashed landed short of the runway at RAF Cranwell, returning from a practice flight Flt. Lt. Dick Edwards   Martin-Baker
10th December 1998
CAF
CT-114 Tutor  
431 Sqn
Snowbirds
No. 2
mid-air collision during a training flight Capt. Mike Vandenbos ejected - parachute not fully deployed when he hit the ground - died on impact Weber CL.41
12th June 1999
Russian AF
Su-30MK-1 '01'    Paris Airshow,
Le Bourget
  Zvezda K-36
Navigator Vladimir Shendrikh ejected Pilot Viacheslav Averyanov ejected Zvezda K-36
Thursday 29th October 1999
USN
F/A-18 Hornet
Blue Angels
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga crashed during a training flight   no ejections
Lt. Cmdr. Kieron O'Connor killed Lt. Kevin Colling killed
3rd June 2000
Slovak Air Force
Aero L-39C Albatros WHITE 3
Biele Albatrosy

[White Albatroses Aerobatic Display Team]
    VS1
Major Luboš Novák
died in crash
rear seat not occupied VS1
21st/22nd January 2001
Zimbabwe
Shenyang F-7      Pilot became disoriented at night while on way to take part in flypast at Laurent Kabila's funeral ejected. He was found alive in the jungle by Zimbabwean troops five days later Wing Commander ????? ejected   JALI
Tuesday 22nd January 2001
Zimbabwe
Shenyang F-7     Pilot  part in flypast at Laurent Kabila's funeral couldn't land as preceding jet had crash landed and blocked the runway.     JALI
Thursday 21st June 2001
CAF
CT-114 Tutor ???
431 Sqn
Snowbirds

                               DND
mid-air collision over Lake Eerie both and were picked up by a military helicopter
Major Robert "Bob" Painchaud   Weber CL.41
Sgt. David Wilson ejected   Weber CL.41
10th June 2001
Russian Air Force
L-39 Albatros  
Team Rusj
mid-air collision between two of Team Rusj's  aircraft 5 and 7 at an airshow in St. Petersburg, Russia ejected safely   VS-1
10th June 2001
Russian Air Force
L-39 Albatros  
Team Rusj
Sergey Maksimov ejected, at low level, inverted into the ground and killed   VS-1
5th February 2002
Royal Saudi Air Force
Hawk Mk. 65A 8803 Green Falcons aerobatic team collided during a formation landing on approach to their home base of Tabuk Pilot ejected minor injuries   Martin-Baker
5th February 2002
Royal Saudi Air Force
Hawk Mk. 65A 8804 Green Falcons aerobatic team Pilot ejected minor injuries   Martin-Baker
11 April 2002
FAF
Alpha Jet E-175, F-TERL
Number 4
Patrouille de France Salon-de-Provence in south-east France Flt. Lt. Daniel Marchand ejected at low level and was killed upon impact   Martin-Baker
27th July 2002
Ukrainian Air Force
 Su-27UB Zvezda K-36
L'vov-Sknilov Airshow
83 spectators killed, 115 injured

The two pilots their unit commanders and  later charged and imprisoned

Volodimir Toponar Yuri Egorov Zvezda K-36
2nd August 2002
RAF
Harrier GR7 Suffolk air show - on the seafront at Lowestoft the aircraft seemed to lose power and plunged 60 feet into the water
Flight Lieutenant Tony Cann ejected to safety and suffered a broken ankle
Martin-Baker
Sunday 27th October 2002
Italian A. F.
MB-339 MM54486 Frecce Tricolori
number 10
Rivolto
birdstrike while landing at their home base following a flypast display pilot - ejected   Martin-Baker
crew member - ejected   Martin-Baker
Sunday
14th September 2003

USAF

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Thunderbirds F-16C crashed during display, Mountain Home AFB, ID. USA

Captain Christopher Strickland

 

ACES II

Thunderbirds

F-16C

87‑0327
1st December 2004
USN
F/A‑18A  
Blue Angel
Hit water 6 M offshore in Gulf of Mexico nr Perdido Key, FL, USA Lieutenant Ted Steelman  ejected safely Martin-Baker
SJU-5A
Friday 10th December 2004
CAF
CT-114 Tutor

 

431 Sqn
Snowbirds
Mid-air collision Friday morning while on a routine practice flight over southern Saskatchewan.Miles Selby in other aircraft was killed and did not eject Capt. Chuck Mallett was "ejected" still in his seat and manually released himself Weber CL-41
Friday, 21st January 2005

10:00h


RAAF
PC/9-A Roulette Five RAAF Roulettes display team

SALE RAAF AFB

collided near the East Sale RAAF  with another Pilatus PC/9-A piloted by Flight-Lieutenant Mark Ellis Flight Lieutenant Roland “Arnie” Morscheck ejected at only 300 ft Martin-Baker AU11A
Sunday 24th July 2005
Royal Saudi AF
Hawk
Display Team - Saudi Arabia

                                                             file photo
 
Ejected   Martin-Baker SA10B
Ejected   Martin-Baker SA10B
Wednesday 24th August 2005
CAF

CT-114 Tutor

114120
No. 8 in team

431 Sqn
Snowbirds
in Thunder Bay in north western Ontario while on route to airshow Captain Andrew "Andy" Mackay Weber CL.41
Monday 9th January 2006
UAE Air Force
 F-16E Falcon Block 60 3052
RE-27

[00-6027]

Hit ground while in practice flight for Al Ain Aerobatic Show 2006 Abu Dhabi.  Crashed between dunes  in full burner with a high sink rate

[ref. various Middle Eastern press releases & F-16.net, AFM]



                            Block 60 F-16E                      photo LMTAS

Lockheed Martin test Pilot Dan Levin ejected - but his chute didn't have time to fully deploy so  he sustained major injuries including broken bones and a punctured lung

ACES II
Saturday 18th March 2006
09:30h
Conflicting early reports-

Three plane formation practising formation flight

possibly the tail of one plane hit another during the practice.
OR
Control loss at high speed and low altitude while avoiding college building. Crashed  into a toor dal field in Naubad on the outskirts of Bidar, in north Karnataka  about 700 km from Bangalore

Awaiting further confirmation of events.


                   via Jagan

Wing Commander Dheeraj Bhatia. unsuccessful attempt to eject at low level,- died in crash

  Martin-Baker

IAF
Kiran Mk II ????
'Surya Kiran'

(Rays of the Sun)
aerobatics team
Squadron Leader Shailendra Singh unsuccessful attempt to eject at low level, less than 100 feet - died in crash Martin-Baker
Thursday 27th July 2006
15:16 Moscow time

  all images via official "
Strizhi" website


T
echnical failure after multiple bird strike. On a routine flight from Kubinka in the Moscow Region to Tyumen, east of the Urals. Crashed on takeoff  from Bolshoye Savino Airport where the team had landed for refueling. in the Perm Territory in the Urals
K-36

Russia
MiG-29UB
Fulcrum
No. 1

Strizhi "Swifts" aerobatic team

237th
demonstration centre
ADC Navigator Guards, Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Kurilenko  ejected and hospitalized with a broken / dislocated leg

CAN ANYONE CONFIRM NAME
also seen as "Igor" and "Nikolay"

Pilot Nikolay Dyatel, leader of Strizhi (Swifts) Aerobatic Team, ejected K-36
Sunday 10th September 2006
12:00 CEST
UNIPIPE Taking part in the Aero GP event. Two aerobatic planes collided and crashed into the sea near the entrance of Marsamxett Harbour in Valletta Sunday during a competition between acrobatic pilots in the sky above Malta WHICH
PARACHUTE  SYSTEM
 
Extra 200 N22JW UNIPIPE
Ireland
Eddie Goggins from Ireland, parachuted safely
  Gabor Varga of Sweden, a top-level acrobatic pilot, was rushed to hospital, but died soon afterward
Saturday 21st April 2007
USN
F/A-18
Hornet
Blue Angel
(#6)
162897

MCAS Beaufort, SC  
Crashed  at low level during an air show at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C

Hit tree during formation rejoin during show

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis  killed
                   photo. usn
 
Friday 18th May 2007
CAF
CT-114 Tutor  
431 Sqn
Snowbirds
crashed during a rehearsal for two air shows this weekend in Malmstrom, Montana Pilot Killed   no ejection reported
8th August 2007
FACH[Chilean Air Force]
Extra 300L Number 5 Escuadrilla de Alta Acrobacia Halcones
"Falcons" / "Hawks"
Collided in mid air with another of the group. Made emergency landing and hit the Number 4 aircraft Captain Mario Costa
OK
  No ejection seat fitted to this type of aircraft
8th August 2007
FACH[Chilean Air Force]
Extra 300L Number 4 Escuadrilla de Alta Acrobacia Halcones
"Falcons" / "Hawks"
Hit by Number 5 aircraft thathad made an emergency landing     No ejection seat fitted to this type of aircraft
Saturday 1st September 2007
Poland
Zlin Z-526AFS SP-CDF/ ?? Zelazny Aerobatic Team collided during an acrobatic display at  at the Radom Air Show in Poland Pilot Lech Marchelewski killed    
Saturday 1st September 2007
Poland
Zlin Z-526AFS SP-CDF/ ?? Zelazny Aerobatic Team Pilot Piotr Banachowicz killed    
Saturday 22nd December 2007
11.50 a.m

Indian A. F.
 HJT-16 Kiran
Trainer
Surya Kiran Kalaikunda airbase Crashed during take off after refueling at Bhubaneswar Airport on way to Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh pilot Wing Commander Rajat Tyagi quickly ejected himself"

It is believed that the pilot was able to get out by himself without using the ejection seat

  Martin-Baker
Wednesday 21st January 2009
08.45

IAF
HAL HJT-16 Kiran Mk II
'Surya Kiran'

(Rays of the Sun)
aerobatics team
(SKAT)
Bidar air force base Mid-air collision during a training session in Bidar, Karnataka     Martin-Baker
Wing Commander R. S. Dhaliwal
killed
  Martin-Baker
Wednesday 21st January 2009
08.45

IAF
HAL HJT-16 Kiran Mk II
'Surya Kiran'

(Rays of the Sun)
aerobatics team
(SKAT)
Bidar air force base Mid-air collision during a training session in Bidar, Karnataka     Martin-Baker
seriously injured   Martin-Baker
Monday 20th July 2009
14:00

FACH[Chilean Air Force]
Extra 300L ??? Escuadrilla de Alta Acrobacia Halcones
"Falcons" / "Hawks"
Engine problems during training flight. Crashed  onto empty land to one side of the Panamericana Sur highway, 15 kilometres (9 miles) south of Santiago Lt. Eduardo Varas de la Fuente
 found unconscious and pulled from the cockpit by volunteer firefighters
taken to
Fach hospital in Santiago, Chile by air force helicopter
  No ejection seat fitted to this type of aircraft
                 
                 
                 
 

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26th July 1997
Confirm date ???
Jordanian pilot     Ostende in Belgium Acrobatic solo in an airshow , eight spectators killed and about 40 people were injured Omar Bilal died  
Friday 5th May 2006
South Korean AF
A-37  "Black Eagle" aerobatic flight team. Suwon air base, South Korea Crashed onto the Suwon Air Base, south of Seoul at an air show on Friday noon pilot Kim Do-hyun  was killed  
17th June 2005 South African pilot   Flick Extra 300   came down in a sugarcane field, Margate in South Africa Glen Dell injured  
Saturday 10th September 2005 Sasol Tiger formation aerobatic team Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin
Tiger formation aerobatic team.
  Crashed into the ground during a airshow in Vereeniging  
Gabriel Siyabonga Ndabandaba killed Johnny "Jet" Hattingh killed
                 
31st October 2003 Russian pilot   Sukhoi SU-26  Haute Voltage Aerobatics grand prix. Twin Ring Motegi race track in Tochigi, Japan Aircraft's  left wing clipped a light pole. Alexandre Krotov  
15th August 2003         Aerobatic training. Crashed into front yard of a home in Camden, Sydney, Australia female pilot   ???
Sunday 10th September 2006
12:00 CEST
UNIPIPE Taking part in the Aero GP event. Two aerobatic planes collided and crashed into the sea near the entrance of Marsamxett Harbour in Valletta Sunday during a competition between acrobatic pilots in the sky above Malta WHICH
PARACHUTE  SYSTEM
 
Extra 200 N22JW UNIPIPE
Ireland
Eddie Goggins from Ireland, parachuted safely
Sunday 10th September 2006
12:00 CEST
Fun Fly Aviation Yak-55
"Greasy Goose"
SE-KHD
(cn 870209)
Sweden Gabor Varga
'the Wild One'  was rushed to hospital, but died soon afterward
 
Sunday , 18th September  2005 morning   Giles G-300     Aerobatic practice routine near the C.E. Page Airport in Yukon, Oklahoma Marta Bohn Meyer
{NASA}
 
Friday 22nd September 2006
circa 4:00PM
Sasol Tiger formation aerobatic team Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin
Tiger formation aerobatic team.
Ysterplaat Air Force Base Crashed into Table Bay off Milnerton, Cape Town South Africa Martin van Straaten killed  
Saturday 22nd August 2009
USA
Zivko Edge 540 N111CD   Crashed at Silverstone Race Track, Dadford Road, Buckingham Vicki Cruse
[president of the International Aerobatic Club]
40
Santa Paula, California
killed
 
  She was preparing to compete in the World Aerobatics Championships being staged at Silverstone
                 
                 
                 
2002 SA Air Force Harvard   hit the ground air display over Waterkloof Air Force Base   pilot survived with minor injuries