Aircraft by type

Marcel Dassault Rafale 
LOSSES & EJECTIONS 

List being compiled - any addition / amendments welcomed

Date

Air Force

A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
   
January 2007
Marine
Rafale M  
12F
damaged     Martin-Baker
Mk F16F
   
Thursday
6th December 2007
18:20h

l’Armée de l’air
Rafale B 316 / 7-HL  EC 01.007
 "Provence", based in  Saint-Dizier (BA 113)

                     photo Stéphane Pichard   http://stanakshot.free.fr
Rafale B 316 / 7-HL
The aircraft suddenly dived from 4000 m and crashed in the ground near
Neuvic (Corrèze)
capitaine  Emmanuel "Bouba" MORIUSER
did not eject

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Martin-Baker
Mk F16F
   
Thursday 22nd May 2008
Marine
Dassault
Rafale
 
12F
Lann-Bihoue
 Aircraft veered off the end of a runway at the Lann-Bihoue military base in Brittany Pilot ejected  
SEMMB [Martin-Baker]
Mk.F16F
   
Thursday 24th September 2009
16:09 GMT

Fr. Navy
Rafale F3 M22  
flottille 12F
Charles de Gaulle
Believed to have collided while carrying out tests of catapults and arresting gear for the new standard-Navy Rafale F3 Lieutenant Commander Yann Beaufils
[40]
ejected

SEMMB [Martin-Baker]
Mk.F16F
 ["le capitaine de corvette"] [Naval Officer assigned to the test flights recovered and taken to the medical facilities on the carrier. Suffered bruising
Thursday 24th September 2009
16:09 GMT

Fr. Navy
Rafale F3 M25
flottille 12F
Charles de Gaulle
Commander François Duflot
[45]
Missing
Search called off on 28th September. Pilot's body recovered on Monday 5th October 2009
There was NO ejection
Martin-Baker
Mk F16F
["Le capitaine de frégate"] [working for the General Delegation for Armaments]
  Both aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean Sea  about 30 kilometres from Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales), southwest France while returning to the aircraft carrier after a test flight One of the pilots was from the Centre d'essais en vol (CEV-DGA), the other from CEPA (Centre d'expérimentations pratiques de l'aéronavale) and not the 12F
FEEDBACK The flight recorder (called ESPAR on the Rafale) of the M25 was recovered Saturday 24th, at a depth of around 700 m (2300ft).
   
Sunday 28th November 2010
French Navy
Rafale F. 3 M

 

M18
12F de Landivisiau
Charles de Gaulle, stationed in the Arabian Sea supporting the fight in Afghanistan
Crashed  into waters more than 100km off the coast of Pakistan during refuelling Pilot
ejected
 
SEMMB [Martin-Baker]
Mk.F16F
   
Monday 2nd July 2012
14:04

French Navy
Rafale M M24
12F de BAN Landivisiau (Finistère)

aboard
Charles de Gaulle
Crashed during air combat training session with an F-18 fighter from the American USS Eisenhower  130km east of Cartagena (Spain) off the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Pilot
ejected
rescued from water by American Helicopter
 
SEMMB [Martin-Baker]
Mk.F16F
 
   
   
    Ejection Seats
 

 


                                                                            photo Martin-Baker  

Martin-Baker F16F Rafale Ejection Seat test

photo Martin-Baker     

Mk F16F Lightweight Ejection Seat
      

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