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   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed

crew

seat photo
2nd January 1980
Greek Air Force
Mirage       Lt. K.Chiou ejected    Martin-Baker
6th January 1980
Pakistan Air Force
SY.F6       Flg. Off. A. Mazhar ejected    Martin-Baker
7th January 1980
USN
F-4J Phantom 158371
NF
VF‑151
USS Midway
Crashed into Pacific, on take‑off from USS Midway Lt.JG F. I. McClennan ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt. T. R. Brown ejected      Martin-Baker
8th January 1980
USN
A-6E Intruder 160426
NK 510
VA‑196
USS Coral Sea
Aircraft lost during catapult launch Lt(jg) D. Butler ejected.    Martin-Baker GRU
Lt(jg) F. Giblin ejected
8th January 1980
USN
A‑7E Corsair II   159297
  NK 3
VA‑97
USS Coral Sea
stalled on final approach and struck the ramp

Pilot ejected safely

  Escapac
14th January 1980
USN
A-6E Intruder       Lt.(jg) M. J. Himer ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt. B. T. Stuckert ejected    Martin-Baker
18th January 1980
Italian Air Force
F-104S       Capt. A. Mazzotti ejected    Martin-Baker
23rd January 1980
SAAF
Impala       Capt. L. Burger ejected    
January 1980
USAF
U-2C   9thSRW crashed at Oroville, California

The pilot ejected safely

   
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th February 1980
USAF
F‑111 D Aardvark 68‑0119 27th TFW,  Clovis, NM, USA collided with Cessna 206 N7393N Both crew ejected
believed fatal
[can anyone confirm??]
  McDonnell Escape Capsule
13th February 1980
USN
TA‑4J Skyhawk 155101 VT‑25, MCAS Yuma, AZ, USA lost control during take‑off but crashed into other parked TA‑4Js pilot ejected safely   Escapac
14th February 1980
USN
TA‑4J Skyhawk 156916  VT‑25. Port O'Connor, TX, USA struck a 4801t high radio mast crew    ejected but were killed   Escapac
15th February 1980
RAAF
MB-326     crashed 20 miles north east of Pearce RAAF Base, Western
Australia
Flt. Lt. G. A.Cashmere ejected    Martin-Baker AUO4B
Cadet P. J.Craven ejected    Martin-Baker AUO4B
15th February 1980
Romanian Air Force
             Martin-Baker
15th February 1980
Brazilian Air Force
        TEN AV G. D. Arboes ejected    Martin-Baker
18th February 1980
RAAF
Mirage  A3-75 77 Sqn crashed near Sale RAAF Base following flame out after bomb
ricochet
Flt. Lt. J.Carr ejected    Martin-Baker
19th February 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
     Martin-Baker
27th February 1980
Moroccan Air Force
Mirage       Lt. Houari ejected    Martin-Baker

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd March 1980
USN
F-14 Tomcat       Lt. Cdr. J.Kumpan ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt.JG B. W.Clingan ejected    Martin-Baker
4th March 1980
WGAF
F-104G 20+15
,JbG 31
crashed near Genk, Belgium pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
     
4th or 5th March 1980
RAF
F-4 Phantom FGR.2 XV436/E 29 Squadron, RAF, Coningsby, Lincolnshire suffered
an hydraulic failure on a night take-off
Flg. Off. A.C.Cairncross ejected    Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. N. B. Randall ejected    Martin-Baker
6th March 1980
Indian Air Force
Kiran       Cadet A. K. Singh ejected    Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr. A. K. Dasgupta ejected    Martin-Baker
6th March 1980
USN
F-14 Tomcat       Lt.JG T. W. Trotter ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. L. E. Stampe ejected    Martin-Baker
12th March 1980

RAF
Harrier GR.3 XW765/W 3 Sqn
The aircraft was operating out of Wittering
bird strike, near Lampeter,
Dyfed during low level practice for Maple Flag
Flt. Lt. P. Barton ejected    Martin-Baker
16th March 1980
Pakistan Air Force
SY.F6       Flg. Off. Z. I. Haider ejected    Martin-Baker
17th March 1980
Royal Navy
Hunter GA.11 XF977     Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
21st March 1980
Brazilian Air Force
MB326       TEN AV E. A. Furujawa ejected    Martin-Baker
22nd March 1980
SAAF
Impala       Capt. C. A. Small ejected    Martin-Baker
26th March 1980
German Air Force
F-4 Phantom       Lt. D. Holst ejected    Martin-Baker
 O.Lt. H. J. Behrens ejected    Martin-Baker
29th March 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
     Martin-Baker

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Tuesday 1st April 1980
USN
F-14 Tomcat 160388 VF-41
USS Nimitz
Detroit Lt.JG W. “Zobes” Zobel,  ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt.JG M.Chabal ejected    Martin-Baker
Friday 4th April 1980
German Air Force
F-104        O.Lt. W. Schreiber ejected    Martin-Baker
Friday 4th April 1980
Ecuador Air Force
S.Mas       TEN M. Ibarra ejected    Martin-Baker
Saturday 6th April 1980
USN
F-4 Phantom       Lt.JG K. B. Fischer ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt.JG A. R.Clever ejected    Martin-Baker
Monday 7th April 1980
USMC
     MCAS Yuma At The MCAS Yuma, Arizona 1st Lt. D. V. Hunter ejected   Stencel
7th April 1980
USMC 
AV‑8A 158389
WF
 VMA‑513 jammed control stick during ACM and lost control pilot ejected safely   Stencel
7th April 1980
USAF
Republic F-105 B Thunderchief   New Jersey Air National Guard Operation Red Flag mission out of Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Ejection occurred in central Utah on the way to bomb a tactical target in the Dugway Proving Grounds Captain John Mansfield   Republic Fairchild rocket system

parachute was a Weber force deployed backpack

13th [14th?] April 1980
USN
F‑4J 157275
AC
 VF‑103 into Mediterranean off USS Saratoga Lt. J. G.Carlton ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. (jg) R. Ritorto ejected   Martin-Baker
14th April 1980
USN
EA‑4F 152869
GD7
VAQ‑33 CO, USA, engine failure pilot ejected safely   Escapac
15th April 1980           ?    Martin-Baker
?    Martin-Baker
22nd April 1980
USN
A‑7E 159305
AJ 402
VA‑86
USS Nimitz
 Indian Ocean, on take‑off from USS Nimitz

pilot ejected safely

  Escapac
25th [26th?] April 1980
USMC 
RF‑4B 151975 RF01 VMFP‑3 collided  in dense clouds with 151983 nr Mesquite, TX, USA Capt. M. S. Fagan ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. Col. B. B. Sperry ejected   Martin-Baker
28th April 1980
RAN
TA-4G Skyhawk N13-154647 / 878 HMAS
Albatros
flameout on take off - 5 km north crashed at Nowra, NSW Lt. A. Sinclair ejected safely and picked up by RAN helicopter.   Douglas Escapac
                 

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd May 1980
RA
AF
Mirage A3-58 77 Sqn near Tanilba Bay, Port Stephens near RAAF Williamtown  P.O.  G. Butterworth ejected    Martin-Baker
6th May 1980
Danish Air Force
F-100 G-747   Engine
flameout. On approach to Skrydstrup
 2.Lt. E.Christensen ejected    Martin-Baker
8th May 1980
RAF
Jet Provost T.5A XW314/28 RAFC crashed a 100 yards from the A46 Newark-Lincoln
road
Flt. Lt .C.Massey ejected      Martin-Baker 
Flt. Lt. P.Jones ejected Martin-Baker
11th May 1980
Pakistan Air Force
SY.F6   Samungli   Flg. Off. A. Najamul ejected at 3000 feet   Martin-Baker
12th May 1980
Belgium Air Force
TF-104G FC 05 FAB/10 Crashed into an office block on the outskirts of Neunkirchen,
Belgium. Three people on the ground were killed.
Pilot ejected    
Crew member ejected    
14th May 1980
Swiss Air Force
Venom FB.50      near Gebertingen, Switzerland. pilot ejected safely    Martin-Baker
14th May 1980
French Navy
F-8 Crusader       Lt. V. P. Cambot ejected    Martin-Baker
15th May 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
     Martin-Baker
15th May 1980
SAAF
Impala            Martin-Baker
17th May 1980
USN
A-4F Skyhawk BuNo 154196 HAMS-42 Pilot felt controls stiffen as aircraft became uncontrollable Pilot successfully ejected.   Escapac
17th  May 1980
RAF
Hawk T.1 XX262 CFS 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. JOHNSON ejected at mast height  Martin-Baker
20th  May 1980
RAF
Hawk T1 XX176  4FTS
RAF Valley
RAF Valley Flight Lieutenant M. P. J. BUTLER ground ejection      Martin-Baker
Flight Lieutenant I. W. ROBERTSON ground ejection

see FEEDBACK below

   Martin-Baker
20th May 1980
USN
EA-6B Prowler 158799 VAQ137   Lt.JG D. T. Hanaoka ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. D. A. Larsen ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt. L. J. Stack ejected    Martin-Baker
28th May 1980
RAF
Hunter FGA.9 XG261/J 2 TWU on "the scalp" near Dufftown,
Banffshire, Scotland
 Flg. Off. M.C. Longstaff ejected    Martin-Baker
28th May 1980
RAF
Jaguar GR.1 XX964
BL
17 Squadron Two Jaguar's collided over Bruggen, West Flt. Lt. W. Kirkpatrick ejected    Martin-Baker
29th May 1980
RAF
Hunter T.7   216 Squadron near Bury St. Edmunds following an engine flameout Sqn. Ldr. J. R. McEvoy ejected    Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr. B. F. Mahaffey ejected    Martin-Baker
31st May 1980
Indian Air Force
Hunter       Sqn. Ldr. P. K. Mokharjee ejected    Martin-Baker

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd June 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom             Martin-Baker
2nd June 1980
Peru
Mirage       Mr. M. Kolly ejected    Martin-Baker
2nd June 1980           not available    Martin-Baker
2nd June 1980
Peru   
Mirage       EL.TNT L. Viale ejected    Martin-Baker
3rd June 1980
RAF
F-4 Phantom FG.1   XV589/P 111 Squadron crashed on approach to Alconbury, England.
Radome latches failed
Flt. Lt. P. R. Watling ejected  Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. S. L. James ejected  Martin-Baker
10th June 1980
USN 
F-4 Phantom        Lt. S. R. Perco ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt. J. L. Schram ejected    Martin-Baker
12th June 1980
Brazilian Air Force
MB326       ASP AVC. F. P. Santos ejected    Martin-Baker
15th June 1980           not available    Martin-Baker
not available    Martin-Baker
22nd June 1980
SAAF
Impala       Lt. N. G. Thomas ejected    Martin-Baker
 June 1980
USAF 
A‑10A   77‑0179
MB
354th TFW Nellis ranges, NV pilot ejected safely   ACES II
 June 1980
USAF
F‑16A 78‑0071  4th TFS/388th TFW while performing in a Yellow Flag exercise pilot ejected safely   ACES II
26th  June 1980
RSAF
SK.37  F15   north west of
Soderhamn
1. Fte I. Fallgren ejected   Saab
Fing C. Magnusson ejected

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
                 
4th July 1980
USN
S-3A  159769. VS-24 Damaged at Willow Grove NAS open house A child managed
to fire one of the ejection seats. The child was killed and several other people were injured
   
7th July 1980
USN
A-4M Skyhawk 158418 VMA-311 Flight leader confirmed fire indicator and as he called for ejection mishap

Pilot ejected

  Escapac
11th July 1980
Italian Air Force
F-104       Capt. G.Barale ejected     Martin-Baker
14th July 1980
USAF
F-111D    27th TFW crashed 9 miles north of Cannon AFB, New Mexico The crew
used their escape capsule
   
16th July 1980   F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
     Martin-Baker
17th July 1980
RAF
Jaguar GR.1 XX817/BB 17 Squadron Engine fire. Crashed in woods 7 miles from Bruggen, West
Germany
Flt. Lt. J. Wittingham ejected landed in the car park of a bank, from
where he telephoned his squadron
   Martin-Baker
23rd July 1980
USAF
F-16B 78‑0092 HL   of 388TFW . Both crew
ejected.
crashed at Eagles Range, Utah Pilot ejected   ACES II
WSO ejected   ACES II
23rd July 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
     Martin-Baker
23rd July 1980
USN
Intruder       Lt. F.C.Cook ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt. J. E. Nortz ejected    Martin-Baker
28th July 1980
Belgian Air Force
F-16A FA 08 FAB/1 Wing crashed in Belgium The pilot ejected   ACES II
 
FA-08 c/n 6H-8 Fiscal Year : 78-0123 Line-nr SABCA : B-011
 
  • 231079: Taken on charge by the Belgian Air Force
  • 280780: After a flame-out the pilot managed to airstart the engine, but nevertheless it crashed at Obaix-Buzet and was severely damaged.
    Pilot ejected safely. Kapt.vl.Henri Malaise (1 Wing - 349 Squadron) (aircraft wore 349 Squadron markings)

 

30th July 1980
USAF
FB‑111A 68‑0279 509th BW in a logging camp 54 M N of Bagotville, Quebec, Canada Crew escaped safely   McDonnell Escape Capsule
 

XN590 Jet Provost T3A                   0

 

 

31st July 1980

RAF
Jet Provost T.3A XN590/86 7 TFS
RAF College RAF Elvington
Bird strike when taking off. Crashed into woodlands near Goole, Yorkshire      Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. D. R.Chapman ejected Navigator ejected Martin-Baker
31st July 1980
USMC
F-4J Phantom     RIO successfully initiated command ejection at approx. 3,000 ft. MSL (1,700 ft AGL) when he noticed ground rush. Major J. A. Mitchell ejected    Martin-Baker
1.Lt. H.D.Vaught ejected    Martin-Baker

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Friday 1st August 1980
USMC
TA V-8A Harrier   VMAT-203
Cherry Point, N.C
Over Cherry Point, N.C. 1st LT. Charles C. Vaden ejected   Stencel
Major Russell S. Michaelsen ejected   Stencel
5th August 1980
USN
F-4J Phantom 158349
NF 207
VF 151
 USS Midway
crashed into the sea between Phillipines and
Borneo following a night launch
Pilot was ejected    Martin-Baker
RIO initiated successful command ejection at 200 ft. AGL.
12th August 1980
USN
 F‑4N Phantom 152225
AD 256
VF‑171 control lost during ACM at 10,000 ft, during flight from NAS Key West, FL, USA Lt. J. P. Hampton ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt.JG W. E. Tillerson ejected    Martin-Baker
18th August 1980
Pakistan Air Force
F-4 Phantom SY.F6       Flg. Off. S.Raza ejected     Martin-Baker
25th August 1980
Abu Dhabi Air Force
Mirage       Capt. S. N. Muhammad ejected    Martin-Baker
28th August 1980
USN
RF-8G Crusader 144615 VFP-306, CV-63 Pilot ejected just forward of port bow at an estimated 500 kt., at 300 ft. MSL. Pilot ejected    Martin-Baker
29th August 1980
USMC
 A‑4M 159480
CF
VMA‑211 engine failure pilot ejected safely   Escapac

 

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd September 1980
USAF
F-106A 58-0776 318thFIS Crashed near Tallahassee, Florida. Pilot ejected safely    
3rd September 1980
French Air Force
Mystere       1.Lt. Bernard ejected     Martin-Baker
Friday 5th September 1980
USMC
YAV-8C Harrier 158384   USS Tarawa. This development aircraft was on loan to McDonnell Douglas Aircraft left the bow at less than flying speed off the Carrier USS Tarawa in the Pacific. Crashed into sea off San Diego, California Pilot  Major Russell M. Stromberg ejected   Stencel
Monday 8th September 1980
Civilian
TF/A-18A Hornet 160784 McDonnell Douglas low pressure turbine of engine failed. Crashed on the boundary of Middle Wallop airfield while trying to divert to RAF Boscombe Down Lt. Col. Post ejected    Martin-Baker
Mr.  J. E. Krings ejected    Martin-Baker
13th September 1980
USN
F-14 Tomcat       Lt.JG S.C. Schlientz ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt.JG C.W. Hallford ejected    Martin-Baker
16th September 1980
Belgian Air Force
F-104G   FAB/1 Wing Crashed near Charlesville, France The pilot ejected safely    
17th September 1980
German Air Force
F-4 Phantom        Major H.Brieger ejected    Martin-Baker
OF.HR R. Sattler ejected    Martin-Baker
19th September 1980
French Air Force
Mystere       Capt. Pele ejected    Martin-Baker
22nd September 1980
French Air Force
Mirage       S.Sgt. Plancher ejected    Martin-Baker
25th September 1980
IRIAF
F-4E Phantom II     following bombing mission to Rashid Base, Iraq. Returning from mission ran out of fuel near Kermanshah, landed on soft ground and then crew ejected Captain Daryush Yazdanfar ejected - rescued   Martin-Baker
Lt. 'K G' ejected - rescued   Martin-Baker
22nd September 1980           not available    Martin-Baker
not available   Martin-Baker
29th September 1980
Iranian Air Force
F-4D Phantom II     SA-6 SAM south west of Basra Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
RIO ejected   Martin-Baker

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
2nd October 1980
USN
A‑6E Intruder 159185 NF 512 VA‑115
USS Midway
Lost control following single‑engined wave‑off. Crashed into Pacific Lt. W. E. McCole ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt.JG M. D. Anderson ejected   Martin-Baker
2nd October 1980
RAN
A-4G Skyhawk N13-155062 / 875 HMAS Melbourne Engine failure. Crashed into sea near Andaman 70km. north of Sumatra Lt. Cmdr. Blennerhasset ejected safely and recovered.   Douglas Escapac
2nd October 1980
USN
OV-10A BuNo 158130 TRARON-7   Both crew ejected out of ejection envelope    Martin-Baker
5th October 1980
USAF
 U‑2R 68‑10340  9th SRW South Korea pilot ejected safely   Lockheed
4th or 14th October 1980
RAF
Harrier GR.3 XV792/AN   3 Squadron. Gutersloh, West Germany Technical defect
in hover. Gutersloh, West Germany.
Pilot ejected but was killed. The aircraft was rolling and out of the seat envelope   Martin-Baker
8th October 1980
Greek Air Force
L.T33       T. Antonios ejected    
9 October 1980
RSAF
J.35D     Ortrask Lojnant P. O. Lindberg ejected   Saab
10th October 1980
SAAF
Impala       Capt. S. Volkersz ejected    Martin-Baker
13th October 1980
Greek Air Force
F-4 Phantom       G. Tsakonas ejected    Martin-Baker
 K. Papachiliou ejected    Martin-Baker
14th October 1980
Danish Air Force
F-104G R-753   Crashed at Jjǿ while on approach to Aalborg 1.Lt. S.Tejsner ejected    Martin-Baker
16th October 1980
Iranian Air Force
F-4D Phantom II     Shot down over Baghdad Pilot ejected - captured   Martin-Baker
WSO ejected - captured   Martin-Baker
17th October 1980
Iranian Air Force
F-4D Phantom II     Hit in tail by SAM over Khoramshahr WSO ejected but was killed   Martin-Baker
17th October 1980
German Air Force
F-104 24+72  . crashed on a bunderstrasse between Cologne and Bruhl
Reported as the 220th German Starfighter loss
 O.Lt. A.Heuser ejected    Martin-Baker
19th October 1980
USN
TA-4J Skyhawk       SNA unable to recover from uncontrollable flight and ejected   Escapac
20th October 1980
USN
A-7E Corsair II

BuNo 160564

 

VA-66 USS Eisenhower North Arabian Sea Cdr. Kent Ewing ejected Escapac
21st October 1980
RAN
A-4G

Skyhawk

N13-154906 / 885 HMAS Melbourne Engine failure. Crashed into the Indian Ocean 150 miles south west of
Colomba
Lt. David Baddams ejected safely and was rescued by RAN helicopter

 

  Douglas Escapac
24th October 1980
French Air Force
Mirage        S.Sgt. Plaste ejected    Martin-Baker
26th October 1980
USN
A-7E Corsair II     Airboss called to keep it climbing then repeated calls for ejection. Pilot ejected using lower handle at approx. 30 ft   Escapac
28th October 1980
RAF
Harrier GR.3 XV761/CB 4 Squadron Bird strike crashed 19 miles north of Bitburg, West Germany.
On DACT with an OV-10A of the 601stTCW
Flt. Lt. M. J. Phillips ejected    Martin-Baker
29th October 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom       is this the above aircraft???    Martin-Baker
     Martin-Baker
29th October 1980
Indian Air Force
Ajeet       W.C K. Khanna ejected    Martin-Baker
?? October 1980
Indian AF
Su-22     Vulture strike to rudder . Crashed in Najafgarh district, 32 kms west of New Dehli The pilot ejected safely.    

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd November 1980
USN
F-4J Phantom       Dual ejection. One parachute observed 2 - 4 seconds prior to water impact    Martin-Baker
4th November 1980
SAAF
Mirage       Capt. L. M. Bennett ejected    Martin-Baker
5th November 1980
USN
KA‑6D Intruder 151821
NE 520
VA‑145 Lost control during post‑maintenance test flight near NAS Whidbey Island WA, USA Lt. Cdr. R. T. Knowles ejected    Martin-Baker
Lt. J. A. Wieringa ejected    Martin-Baker
5th November 1980
RAF
Canberra B2 WH667/J    100 Sqn Engine exploded on take off
from Akrotiri, Cyprus.
Pilot Sqn Leader Paddy Thompson killed in crash    
only Navigator Flying Officer Mark Wray ejected but was killed.    
5th November 1980
USN
A-7E  Corsair II       Pilot ejected at 3,000 ft. MSL   Escapac
12th November 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom II 68-0491
RS
512 TFS
52ndTFW
Crashed on mission to Bardenas Ralias Bombing Range In Zaragoza Spain      Martin-Baker
Capt. Mike A. "Bison" Beason ejected Capt. James  H. "Baby-Mac" McCormick ejected  Martin-Baker
13th November 1980

USAF
F-4E Phantom II 68-0475
RS
512 TFS
52ndTFW
Bird strike - crashed near Caseda, on mission to Bardenas Ralias Bombing Range In Zaragoza Spain     Martin-Baker
Pilot, Ltc. Gain Walston
killed
IP Capt. Tom Poole ejected  Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK
 Addidtional material and corrections for the two 512 TFS 52ndTFW F-4 losses provided by Si Davis in email 2nd December 2007
14th November 1980
USN
F-18 Hornet 161215 NATC Chesapeake Bay, near Patuxent River,
Maryland
  Test Pilot Lt. Cdr.C. T. Brannon ejected in a flat spin at 20,000 ft   Martin-Baker
15th November 1980
USN
F-4N Phantom     Rear canopy was lowered with residual pneumatic pressure. Rear seat ejection sequence was initiated      Martin-Baker
18th November 1980
USAF
A‑10A  78‑0588

or

 78‑0590

81st TFW Two A-10's of the 81st TFW collided over Itteringham, Norfolk Pilot ejected over land - OK Can anyone match aircraft to pilots A‑10A   WR   81st TFW
18th November 1980
USAF
A‑10A  78‑0588

or

 78‑0590

81st TFW Two A-10's of the 81st TFW collided over Itteringham, Norfolk Pilot ejected over water - drowned  
 

Mike,

 I was assigned to the 81st TFW FOL in Sembach, Germany when the two A-10's collided while flying to a target range at Wainfleet, Lincolnshire.

 Pilots were Lt. Col. William H. Olson from DeBary, Fla. and Maj. Stephen P. Kaatz (36).

 Olson died as well as the crew man from a British helicopter when the cable on the winch snapped. His name is David Bullock.

 Sorry I can't assign a name to a tale number.

 Rick Martin

 

20th November 1980
Brazilian Air Force
Mirage       Lanzzarini ejected    Martin-Baker
21st November 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
L. Black ejected    Martin-Baker
?? November 1980
Iranian Air Force
F-4E Phantom       Pilot ejected - captured    Martin-Baker
WSO ejected - captured    Martin-Baker

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st December 1980
French Air Force
Mirage       Cadet Balut ejected   Martin-Baker
1st December 1980
RN
Sea Harrier FRS.1 XZ454/'250/N' 800 Sqdn
HMS Invincible
crashed in the English Channel near the Lizard Lt. Cdr. M. Blisset ejected   Martin-Baker
4th December 1980
German Air Force
F-104G Starfighter 21+43   Collision with other F-104G 20+58 G. Ruge ejected   Martin-Baker
5th December 1980
IRIAF
morning
F-4E Phantom II   TFB 3 Shot down by two missiles, SAM-6 when returning from interdiction mission, recovered by IRIAF helo   Martin-Baker
Pilot Major Seyed-Jalil Pour-Rezai ejected - rescued RIO 1st Lt. B. S. ejected - rescued Martin-Baker
5 December 1980
RSAF
  J.35.F
 
15 km north of  Sala Lieutenant  C.  Hertman ejected   Saab
Sergeant D. Bofjall ejected   Saab
8th December 1980
USMC
F-4S Phantom     Pilot initiated successful command ejection 1.LTC. Johnson ejected    Martin-Baker
Capt. J.Casey ejected    Martin-Baker
9th December 1980
RAF
F-4 Phantom FGR.2 XV414/R 23 Sqdn crashed in the North Sea 2 miles off Great Yarmouth,
near the Trinity Lighthouse
Flt. Lt. S. J. Martin ejected    Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. N. Morgan ejected    Martin-Baker
10th December 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom            Martin-Baker
     Martin-Baker
10th December 1980
USN
 A‑7E 157574
AD 436
VA‑174
USS Lexington
hook separated on landing crashed into Gulf of Mexico off  FL, USA Pilot ejected safely   Escapac
17th December 1980
USAF
F-4 Phantom       Lt.COL R. Ayres ejected    Martin-Baker
Capt. J. Jordan ejected    Martin-Baker
17th December 1980
USN
A-7E Corsair II 158828
NF
VA‑56 lost power during take‑off Pilot applied full back stick (against the stops) and simultaneously attempted to eject using the lower handle. Successful ejection accomplished on second attempt   Escapac
29th December 1980
Indian Air Force
Ajeet        Flt..Lt. Gunashekhar ejected    Martin-Baker
29th December 1980
USN
TA‑4J Skyhawk 154626
JH
VC‑10 in‑flight fire in tail section pilot ejected safely   Escapac
29th December 1980
IRIAF
F-4E Phantom II   Shahroki Air Base  or Nojeh Shot down during mission to bomb Badreh football stadium being used as helicopter base by Iraqi forces Pilot Captain Mohamad-Yousef Ahmadbeigi ejected low level - captured - POW    Martin-Baker
WSO Captain Ayoub Husseinnejadi ejected low level - captured   Martin-Baker
??? December 1980
IRIAF
F-4E Phantom II ??       Captain Davoud Salman ejected - captured    Martin-Baker
     
                 
                 
     

 

??? - ??? - 1980
Yugoslavian Air Force
MiG-21       Lt. Milorad Ilic ejected    KM-1
??? - ??? - 1980
Yugoslavian Air Force
MiG-21       Captain Miroslav Peric ejected    KM-1
??? - ??? - 1980
Yugoslavian Air Force
MiG-21       Lt. Mirsad Selimovic ejected    KM-1
??? - ??? - 1980
Yugoslavian Air Force
MiG-21       Captain Milosav Nikolic ejected   KM-1
??? - ??? - 1980
Yugoslavian Air Force
MiG-21       Lt. Aleksandar Kljakovic ejected at low altitude and
was killed
   KM-1
??? - ??? - 1980
Yugoslavian Air Force
MiG-21       Captain Edvard Urbania ejected at low altitude and
was killed
  KM-1

FEEDBACK

Hi Mike

Ref 27 May 1980 - Butler and Robertson, ground ejection at Valley.

It was actually 20 May 1980.  The aircraft was Hawk T1 XX176, of 4FTS RAF Valley.

The port brake failed on landing RW 32 at Valley, we lost directional control, and Jon elected to leave with the rear seat rather than take the barrier at a very odd angle, with the Command Eject taking me along for the ride.  We departed the aircraft doing about 70 kts, bumping over the grass to the right of the runway, with about 1000 ft to go to the boundary fence.

yours

Iain Robertson

Still Flt Lt RAF

in email 17th February 2006

[amended 17Feb06]