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   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
8th January 1996
R. Thai AF
F-5E   71 Wing/711 Sqn
Surat Thani

crashed

into the Gulf of Thailand off Prachuab Khirikhan province

 

Sqn. Ldr. Virach Lamphu ejected

Caught in parachute lines and strangled.

His body was later recovered by a trawler 143 miles southwest of Bangkok

   
10th January 1996
1230h

Dutch AF
F-16A J-012 Twenthe Bird strike. Crashed into the North Sea 62 miles northeast of Norfolk Capt. L.X de Layahe, ejected safely   ACES II
10th January 1996
RAF
RAF Tornado F.3 ZE166/AF
56R Sqn
Coningsby
ACM collided with ZE862/AB     Martin-Baker
Pilot ejected Navigator ejected Martin-Baker
10th January 1996
RAF
RAF Tornado F.3 ZE862/AB
56R Sqn
Coningsby
ACM collided with ZE166/AF   Martin-Baker
Pilot ejected Navigator Ian Weaver ejected Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK

I can add a bit of detail to the mid air collision between two RAF Tornados dated 10 Jan 96. My name is Ian Weaver . . .

11th January 1996
11;35h

Greek AF
A-7H Corsair II   115 Pterix

crashed off the Peloponnese on a sortie from Souda Bay, Crete

Costa Barousis ejected   Douglas Escapac
11th January 1996
RAF
Tornado GR.1 ZD846/BL 14 Sqn
Laarbruch

crashed into woodland on a golf course  near Albachten, 6 miles southwest of Munster, Germany

 

Pilot (Italian AF on exchange) ejected at 1000 feet   Martin-Baker
Navigator ejected ejected at 1000 feet   Martin-Baker
15th January 1996
0900h

USN
F/A-18A Hornet 161927
AF 306
VFA-203
NAS Cecil Field, Florida

hit the runway at, Florida just outside the perimeter of NAS El Centro, California

Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
17th January 1996
18:00h

USN
F/A-18C Hornet 163995
NH 304
NAS Lemoore, California Two USN F/A-18C Hornets from NAS Lemoore, California collided in mid-air

 Desatoya Mountains, NV, USA

Lt. Kevin Duggan managed to ejected and suffered only minor injuries. He had to  wrap his parachute around himself against the cold conditions after landing at a height of 6,300ft in snow covered mountains.

Other pilot (name ??) killed

CAN ANYONE CONFIRM WHICH AIRCRAFT HE WAS IN ACES II
17th January 1996
18:00h

USN
F/A-18C Hornet 164063 NH 311      
20th January 1996
USAF
F-16C 89‑2079 180th FW/112th FS
Ohio ANG,
Cannon AFB

crashed due to flameout caused by fuel flow problems,  about 10 miles from Cannon AFB en route to Luke AFB, Arizona

   Col. Phil Lehman ejected but reportedly suffered serious back injuries

  ACES II
23rd January 1996
RAF
Jaguar GR.1A XX733/ER 6 Sqn failed to gain height on take-off from RAF Coltishall pilot ejected but was killed   Martin-Baker
24th January 1996
10:03h

Polish AF
PZL-I-22 Iryda 202 58th LPS
Deblin
In flight explosion. Crahed at about near the village of Niedzwiadek, 9 miles northeast of Deblin, Lublin province, southeastern Poland Pilot Capt. Jan Mieskowski ejected at only 160 ft. - but killed - still strapped in the seat   VS-1
Major Tomasz Chudzik initiated ejection at only 160 ft. - but killed - still strapped in the seat   VS-1
26th January 1996
French Navy
Super Etendard '63' 59S
carrier deck landing unit at Hyeres

crashed into

the sea off La Ciotat

 

Pilot

ejected but was injured and picked up by trawler. Later taken to Hospital

 

  Martin-Baker

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd February 1996
Czech AF
L-39C Albatros     crashed in Bukovka district, Pardibice Pilot ejected safely   VS-1
Other crew member ejected safely   VS-1
8th February 1996
USN
F-5E   VF-127
NAS Fallon, Nevada
96 miles northeast of Fallon Lt. Cdr. Richard T. Ryon from VFC-13 ejected but he was killed   Northrop
12th February 1996
Russian AF
MiG-23 Flogger     Engine failure over the Urals after take-off from an airfield near Nizhniy Tagil, Sverdlocsk region, and crashed into a forest near the village of Gorny, Oktyabrskiy district pilot ejected at 5,000ft then walked to Bogorodskoye and was taken to hospital   KM-1
13th February 1996
RAF
Hawk T.1

[still coded CN in 100 Sqn markings]

XX164 4 FTS/74R Sqn

crashed

on take off from RAF Valley

 
Flt. Lt. Simon Burgess 19R Sqn attempted to eject but was killed when his parachute failed to  deploy before he struck the ground

[1st ejection was from Tornado GR.1 ZA403 on 24-1-1991.]

  Martin-Baker
13th February 1996
Italian AF
F-104S ASA MM6843/4-12 4o Stormo, 9o Gruppo crashed while landing at Grosseto pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
14th February 1996
RN
Sea Harrier F/A.2 XZ455/001 801 Sqn
HMS Illustrious
crashed during a night approach to carrier following an operational mission over Bosnia pilot ejected safely and rescued RN Sea King from the carrier   Martin-Baker
16th February 2007
IAF
Jaguar IS 167 16 Sqn (Cobras) Flight test after an engine mod. Crashed 10 mins after t/o due to an engine fire at Kurmi Village,Gorakhpur
Flt Lt Navneet Raina

ejected
Martin-Baker
19th February 1996
13:35h

RAF
Harrier GR.7 ZG476/WT 1 Sqn

crashed at High Farm, Southorpe, 3 miles away from runway, on final approach to Wittering - returning from Cyprus

Pilot ejected suffering only minor back injuries   Martin-Baker
22nd February 1996
14:30h

USN
F-14A Tomcat 159867
ING 205
VF-24
USS Nimitz
crashed in the Persian Gulf , S of Iraq, off USS Nimitz. 30 miles from the carrier     Martin-Baker
Pilot ejected - minor injuries WSO ejected - minor injuries Martin-Baker
26th February 1996
RAF
Tornado GR.1 ZD845/AF 9 Sqn Crashed attempting engine failure - forced to divert to RAF Laarbruch

crashed 8 miles south of Laarbruch, some 2 miles west of Kamp Lintford, beetween Geldern and Issum

Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Navigator ejected safely   Martin-Baker
28th February 1996
Taiwanese AF
AIDC AT-3    

Mecanical problems. Crashed into a rice field in southern Taiwan

Flt. Lt. Chen Ho-chih ejected safely and flagged down passing car which returned him to his base

 
  Martin-Baker
29th February 1996
USMC
AV-8B Harrier 163868
WE-08
or
WL 25
CONFIRM ???
VMA-311

crashed in the Chocolate Mountains bombing range, southern California

pilot ejected safely   Stencel
25th February 1996   EA-6B
Prowler
    crashed into the ocean during a carrier exercise killing one crew member and injuring two others, the Navy said. A fourth crew member was missing The EA-6-B Prowler crashed about 12:05 P.M. while conducting routine flight operations from the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, about 150 miles off the Southern California coast.   details
 

 

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th March 1996
12:25h

Russian AF
MiG-29 Fulcrum     collided in mid-air over the Trans-Baikal territory, Chita Major Yershov ejected   K-36
4th March 1996
12:25h

Russian AF
MiG-29 Fulcrum     collided in mid-air over the Trans-Baikal territory, Chita Capt. Tyapkov ejected   K-36
13th March 1996
Indian AF
MiG-21 Fishbed   Adampur air base engine malfunction. Crashed in Jalandhar area pilot ejected safely   KM-1
17th March 1996   T‑45A 163645
B 245
TW‑2, NAS Cecil Field, FL. USA ran off runway and overturned pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker NACES
19th March 1996
USAF
F-16C  86‑0361
OH
180th FG/112nd FS
Ohio ANG

Engine failure. Crashed into the artillery range at the Camp Grayling ANG base

Capt. Douglas Cligrow had ejected safely   ACES II
21st March 1996
09:34h

USAF
F-15C Eagle 82-0023
FF
1st FW, 27th FS Nellis AFB, Nevada pitched violently up into a super-stalled position on take-off Pilot ejected safely   ACES II
25th March 1996
11:45h

Turkish AF
F-4E Phantom     crashed  during a routine training flight 1st Lt. Ercan Evren ejected safely - minor injuries   Martin-Baker
Lt. Hikmet Karasu ejected safely - minor injuries   Martin-Baker
25th March 1996
11:00h

USMC
AV-8B Harrier 164543/CF-11 VMA-211
MCAS Yuma, Arizona
Engine fire. Crashed into a grapefruit field five miles from MCAS Yuma, Arizona Major Thomas P. Mudge[MAWTS-1] ejected safely   Stencel

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd April 1996
09:30h

USMC
F/A-18C 164728
NE 205
VMFA-323

Crashed about 15 miles northwest of NAF El Centro, California

Capt. Michael P. Jeffries, ejected safely with only minor cuts and abrasions

 
  Martin-Baker
NACES
3rd April 1996
15:30h

USN
F/A-18C Hornet   VFA-151
NAS Lemoore

Ditched in the Pacific Ocean 50 miles southwest of Monterey, California

Lt. John Sedlock ejected safely and was recovered from his life-raft with only minor bruising suffered during ejection

  Martin-Baker
NACES
4th April 1996
17:00h

Russian AF
Su-25 Frogfoot    

shot down during reconnaissance flight over the village of Goiskoye  by Chechen rebels using a Stinger ground to air missile

Pilot ejected

a rescue helicopter recovered him and returned to Khankala Airport, Groznyy.

  K-36
17th April 1996
Russian AF
Su-22U Fitter-E  

The aicraft was operated by a metal testing institute in Nizhni Tagil.

 

crashed 820ft from the runway whilst landing at Salka Airport, 12 miles from Nizhni Tagil, Svedlovsk region

Pilot ejected too low killed    
Other crew member  ejected too low killed    
17th April 1996
11:30h

USN
F-14B Tomcat

17apr96               161444   F‑146   AD   VF‑101, NAS Oceana, VA, USA, crashed on final approach due to control problems, 2 crew

               ejected safely

 
VF-101

crashed and exploded  in woods just short of the runway whilst attempting to land at NAS Oceana, Virginia

Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
WSO ejected safely   Martin-Baker
19th April 1996
Tunisian AF
 F-5E Tiger II   5 Bafra at Sidi-Ahned air base take-off from Bizerte and crashed into Ichkeul Lake Pilot ejected safely    
Student ejected safely    
24th April 1996
German AF
 F-4F Phantom 38+59 JG72

crashed into the North Sea off the small German island of Baltrum

Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
WSO ejected safely   Martin-Baker

 

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
8th May 1996
Pakistan AF
      crashed on a training mission in Punjab province

Flying Off. Tanveer-ur-Rehman ejected safely

   

Flt. Lt. Muhammad Zubair Khan received fatal injuries in the crash

   
13th May 1996
RAF
Tucano T.1 ZF270 1 FTS
Linton-on-Ouse base
Lost propellor. Crashed near Wetwang, East Yorkshire Pilot Flt Lt Chris Hooper ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Student Magdi "Dode" Dahroug ejected safely   Martin-Baker
26th May 1996
RAF
Hawk T.1A  XX302/TI 4 FTS/74R Sqn

 the Hawk clipped Esquadra 201 F-16B 15120 shearing off about 1ft of the F-16's port tailplane

Marcus Cook, ejected safely   Martin-Baker

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd June 1996
FAF
Jaguar A A44/11-MC  EC.2/11 Vosges

crashed in a field near the small town of Parois, Meuse

The pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
4th June 1996
16:15h

USN
A-6E Intruder 155704
NF 500
VA-115 operating from USS Independence Hit by AAA Sea Sparrow  from Japanese Self Defence Force guided missile destroyer  DD153/JDS Yugiri while acting as target tow     Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. William Royster ejected WSO Lt. Keith Douglas ejected Martin-Baker
5th June 1996
Indian AF
 MiG-23 Flogger    

crashed after it began to lose height on the outskirts of Jodhpur, Rajastan State

pilot ejected safely   KM-1
7th June 1996
USAF
 F-16C 85‑1545 114thFG/175thFS
South Dakota ANG
CHECK UNIT ??

Crashed on a sortie from Souix Falls

pilot ejected safely   ACES II
18th June 1996
USAF
EF‑111A 66‑0044
CC
27th FW Tucumcari, NM, USA crew ejected safely   Escape Module
20th June 1996
15:10h

RNZAF
A-4K Skyhawk NZ6203 75 Sqn.
Ohakea
Engine seized. Crashed about 5 miles [8km.] from its base at Ohakea, impacting vertically in soft ground on open farmland, pilot was forced to eject   Escapac
26thJune 1996
German AF
MiG-29 Fulcrum JG.73   Crashed near the town of Dargun, Northern Germany pilot ejected safely   K-36

 

 

 

 

 

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
7th July 1996
11:00h

Swiss AF
F-5E J-3028  

returning to Dubendorf when the ejection seat suddenly fired without warning

The pilot inadvertently ejected and suffered only minor injuries

 

   
11th July 1996   F‑16C 91‑0354 SW 77th FS/20th FW damaged during landing crashed into a residential area  into a house 20 M N of Pensacola AP, FL, USA
Ground fatality
pilot ejected safely   ACES II
11th July 1996
15:30h

USAF
F-16C   20th FW
Shaw AFB South Carolina to Elgin AFB, Florida
Diverted to avoid Hurricane Bertha. Engine failure. Crashed into a house in a residential area of Pensacola, Florida about 20 miles north of Pensacola. There were ground casualties Pilot ejected safely   ACES II
17th July 1996
08:00h

Slovak AF
L-39C Albatros     collided in mid-air over the city of Kosice with another Slovak AF L-39C during a training flight Pilot ejected safely   VSB
Student ejected safely   VSB
23rd July 1996
R. Malaysian AF
Hawk Mk.208   9 Sqn crashed immediately after take off from Labuan air base Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
crew  member ejected safely   Martin-Baker
24th July 1996
11:35h

RAF
Jaguar GR.1A   41 Sqn

crashed on uninhabited military land about 20 miles from Eielson air force base near Fairbanks, Alaska

The pilot ejected safely. Rescue by team from the Alaska ANG   Martin-Baker
31st July 1996   F‑16C 89‑2093
MY
68th FS/347th FW nr Kirtland AFB, NM, USA pilot ejected safely   ACES II

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo

seat

23rd August 1996    F‑16C 89‑2101
HL
388th FW 13 M N of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia pilot ejected safely   ACES II
27th August 1996   F‑15C 86‑0150
MO
390th FS/366th W  60 M SW of Mountain Home AFB, ID pilot ejected safely   ACES II

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
16th September 1996   AV‑8B 163852
CG 27
VMA‑231 collided with a black vulture, Phelps Lake, W of Roper, NC, USA pilot ejected safely   Stencel

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Tuesday
8th October 1996
p.m.
Turkish F-16D Block 40J 91-0023 192 Filo Technical problem during a normal training mission. SHOT DOWN !!. Crashed into the Aegean Sea  near the Greek island of Chios  during an engagement with Greek Mirage fighters while flying in Greek airspace Satsekli Osman (IDF/AF)picked  up off the coast of Chios taken to a hospital  suffering burns and numerous bone fractures   ACES II
Other pilot Captain Nail Erdogan ejected too late - not recovered   ACES II
 10th October 1996
shortly after 11 a.m

HAF
Mirage 2000     Mechanical failure during a flight exercise. Crashed in the sea near  Andros Island Pilot Officer Lakides ejected was located in his rubber life- raft and saved by Greek Forces   Martin-Baker
 18 October 1996 USMC AV‑8B Harrier 164132
WF 05
VMA‑513, MICAS Twenty‑Nine Palms, CA, USA engine failure pilot  ejected safely   Stencel
 October 1996                

 

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
 1st November 1996
USN
T‑45A 163627
B 227
TW‑2
NAS Kingsville, TX, USA
engine lost power after ingesting Canvasback duck ejected   Martin-Baker
NACES
ejected   Martin-Baker
NACES
4th November 1996
Indian Air Force
HAL Kiran   Air Force Academy Flight Problems with radio and direction finding equipment, low on fuel Female Cadet Bismi Devassy ejected Martin-Baker
 22nd November 1996
USAF
F‑16A 82‑1020
FS
184th FS AR ANG engine failure, nr Skiatook, 15 M N of Tulsa, OK. USA Pilot ejected   ACES II
 27th November 1996
USAF
F‑16D 87‑0372
OH
162nd FS OH ANG Brush Creek State Forest, 25 M N of Portsmouth, OH, USA ejected   ACES II
ejected   ACES II

 

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th December 1996
USMC
F/A‑18C   VMFA‑314 into Pacific off USS Abraham Lincoln, skidded oft the deck pilot ejected safely and landed on the carrier    Martin-Baker
NACES
11th December 1996
just after
 10:54 hours

Danish
F-16B Block 1 ET-205 Esk 730
Skrydstrup AFB
 Flames observed on take off - abandoned aircraftover Narborough near RAF Marham  Norfolk, United Kingdom on return  Skydstrup air baset Captain M. A. Friis ejected safely at 1,600 feet   ACES II
Student First Lieutenant M. L. Andersen ejected  at 1,600 feet - caught in tree until rescued   ACES II

 

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