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2002_01_04_IAF_MiG_25

 

JALANDHAR: A MiG 25 aircraft on Friday crashed after colliding with a vehicle on the runway while landing at the Adampur Air Force Station near here, killing one person, official sources said.  DATE ???
 

 

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

                 

2nd January 2002


Malaysian AF

Pilatus PC-7 Mk II

 

 

South China Sea
Technical Problems

Pilot ejected

 

Martin-Baker

 Friday
4th January 2002
4 p.m

IAF
MiG-25    Adampur Air Force Station  in collision with air force vehicle on runway  while landing at Adampur. Sq Ldr Bhullar was injured but managed to ejected   KM-1

8th January 2002


Belgian AF

Lockheed Martin F‑16C

 

 

Wijchmaal-Peer, Belgium

Ejected

 

ACES II

10th January 2002


Turkish AF

F-4 Phantom II

 

 

 

Pilot ejected

 

Martin-Baker

RIO ejected

 

Martin-Baker

10th January 2002


Turkish AF

F-4 Phantom II

 

 

 

Pilot ejected

 

Martin-Baker

RIO ejected

 

Martin-Baker

10th January 2002


USAF

Lockheed Martin F‑16C

 83‑7133
AC

 119th FS NJ ANG

pilot suffered from spatial disorientation nr Garden State Parkway, in Bass River State Forest Pine Barrens. NE of Atlantic City IAP, NJ, USA , NJ USA

Pilot ejected

 

ACES II

14th January 2002


Kuwaiti AF

BAE System Hawk 65A

 

 

Ali Al Salim AB, technical fault

Pilot ejected

 

Martin-Baker

16th January 2002
USN
Boeing  F/A-18 Hornet 162868 AF 300 Reserve Squadron VFA-203 Atlanta Naval Air Station Landing gear failure due to faulty axle. Skidded on landing at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport . Savannah, Georgia, USA exploded and caught fire about 260 feet from the runway Lt. Ron Hartman ejected at very  low level   Martin-Baker
17th January 2002
Pakistan Air Force (PAF)
A-5   26 Sqd took off from Murid Airbase at 11:00a.m.
Crashed near Chakwal after developing a problem
pilot ejected at low level but was killed when he hit the tree immediately afterwards.   Martin-Baker PKD10 zero/zero seat
17th  January 2002
USAF
OA‑10A 8O‑0233
DM
354th FS/355th W collided with A‑10A 79‑0085 18.5 miles east of Douglas, AZ, USA Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker

23rd January 2002


Malaysian AF

Aermacchi MB339A

 

 

Pulau Tiga Island,  one of the man-made islands in the Sultan Azlan Shah hydroelectric dam lake in Kenering Malaya (a security area)

pilot instructor ejected, recovered  by a Nuri helicopter and taken to RMAF base in Butterworth

 

Martin-Baker

trainee fighter pilot ejected, recovered  by a Nuri helicopter and taken to RMAF base in Butterworth

 

Martin-Baker

   February 

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

5th February 2002


Saudi Arabian AF

BAE System Hawk 65A

 

Tabuk AB

Mid‑air collision during formation flying

Pilots ejected

 

Martin-Baker

5th February 2002


Saudi Arabian AF

 

 

 

 

Pilots ejected

 

Martin-Baker

7th February 2002


Pakistan AF

Chengdu F‑7P

 

 

on a solo training flight crashed in southern part of Sindh near Mirpurkhas, Pakistan

Pilot ejected safely

 

Martin-Baker

12th February 2002
12h00


French AF

Dassault Mirage 2000B

n°511 / 5-OR of EC 2/5 "Ile de France" 

Orange AB, France.

Training session for solo displaying. Crashed at the end of the runway Orange AB, France.

Cne Pascal C... ejected safely

 

Martin-Baker

Cne Rudolphe "Brutus" Brun ejected safely

 

Martin-Baker

17th February 2002


USMC

Boeing F/A-18D

 164872
BM 04

 VMFA(AW)‑533
MCAS Twenty‑Nine Palms, CA, USA

Landing accident

Ejected OK

 

Martin-Baker NACES

Ejected – died of injuries

 

Martin-Baker
NACES

29th February 2002


RAF

BAE Systems Hawk T1

 XX352

RAF Valley

Birdstrike [herring gull] near Valley, Anglesey. Crashed onto farmland and was totally destroyed

Pilot ejected and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital Bangor, suffered back injuries

 

Martin-Baker

   March

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

2nd March 2002
USN
F-14B Tomcat 162923
AG
(VF) 143 based at Naval Air Station Oceana USS John F. Kennedy Nose strut failure crashed in the Mediterranean Sea after launching from USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67)     Martin-Baker
(Pilot) Lt. Cmdr. Christopher M. "Basher" Blaschum ejected but died of injuries (RIO), Lt. j.g. Rafe "Bloach" Wysham ejected safely Martin-Baker
8th March 2002
USN
F-14 Tomcat     tail hook split on arrestment     Martin-Baker
LT Rob Woods

Ogre McGowen

Martin-Baker

3rd March 2002


Italian Navy

Boeing / BAE AV-8B

 

 

Control p[roblems during practice landing, Grottaglio, Italy

Pilot ejected

 

Stencel

7th March 2002
USMC
AV‑88 163855
WE
VMA‑214
USS Tarawa
crashed into the water off San Diego,  CA, USA

pilot    ejected safely

  Stencel
                 
15th March 2002
USN
F/A‑18A   51 762887 NSAWC crashed into the ground during ACM nearClan Alpine, NE of NAS Fallon, NV, USA

pilot ejected safely

  Martin-Baker
18th March 2002
Pakistan Air Force (PAF)
Shenyang F‑6     crashed during a training flight near Quetta Baluchistan, Pakistan pilot ejected safely but sustained some minor injuries   Martin-Baker

26th March 2002 ??


Italian AF

Lockheed F-104

 

 

Engine failure near Grosseto, Italy

Pilot ejected safely

 

 Martin-Baker

Monday 26th March 2002
Pakistan Air Force (PAF)
Chengdu F-7P      Technical fault. Attempted landing failed. Crashed 16km south of Multan five minutes after the plane took off from its base during a training mission flight lieutenant Naveed Ahmed ejected safely.    Martin-Baker

26th March 2002


Romanian AF

MiG-21 Lancer

 

 

Engine failure, Sandulesti, Cluj, Romania

Pilot ejected safely

 

KM-1

26th March 2002


Russian AF

Su-27

 

 

Near Vladivostok, Russia

Pilot Capt. Alexander Tsvetkov ejected safely

 

K-36

 April  

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

2nd April 2002
USMC
AV-8 Harrier   Cherry Point      VMA-231 assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit plane crashed into the Persian Gulf while attempting a landing on the USS Nassau Capt. Andrew Diviney ejected safely during his  during a night training mission   Stencel

5th April 2002


Pakistan AF

fighter

 

 

Pindi Gheb, Pakistan

Pilot ejected safely

 

 

4th April 2002


Indian AF

Mikoyan MiG‑21 bis

 

 45 Sqn

Jhelu Gagari, Jodhpur, India

Sqn Ldr Prashant Kumar Bundela VM ejected
Suffered spinal injuries
[died from his injuries 18th August 2002]

 

 KM-1

 
Sqn Ldr P K Bundela VM*
Short Text Cr Jhelu-Gagari vill Jodhpur Dist
Details PTI [ THURSDAY, APRIL 04, 2002 3:18:59 PM ]

JAIPUR: An Indian Air Force MiG-21 crashed in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district on Thursday, a senior police official said. The fighter plane was on a routine exercise when it crashed in Jhelu-Gagari village this noon, the official said here. The pilot bailed out safely, he said. District authorites and IAF personnel have rushed to the crash site, he added.
The Local Jodhpur Indian Express gave the name of the pilot as Sqn Ldr P K Bundela, the same pilot who shot down the Pakistani Navy Atlantique in 1999

FLYING COFFIN DOWNS ATLANTIQUE SHOOTER

FROM SUJAN DUTTA

 

New Delhi, April 11: The Indian Air Force ace who shot down a Pakistani maritime reconnaissance Atlantique aircraft in August 1999 has all but finished his flying career after the fighter he was flying crashed last week. Squadron Leader Prashant Bundela, a pilot in his early 30s, ejected but had a bad fall that has left him with a serious spinal injury. Bundela was flying a MiG21bis from his squadron in Jodhpur on a routine sortie on April 4 when the fighter, capable of flying at speeds in excess of 300 kmph, developed a technical snag. Bundela ejected and parachuted down but is reported to have landed on his back. He was first admitted to the military hospital in Jodhpur and has now been shifted to the speciality orthopaedic centre of the armed forces hospital in Pune.

There is some debate on whether the high accident rate of the MiG21 is due to human error — said to be caused by the lack of an Advanced Jet Trainer — or technical malfunctioning. An inquiry is still being carried out into the accident that might have put Bundela out of action. But the preliminary conclusion is that it was due to a technical failure of the aircraft. Bundela has been flying the MiG21bis for long — he has more than 1,200 hours of flying experience. In August 1999 he shot down the Pakistani Air Force Atlantique that had intruded into Indian airspace and was suspected to be taking images of the shifting waters of the strategic Sir Creek region in the Rann of Kutch bordering Pakistan. The Atlantique went down in a ball of fire after Bundela hit it with a French-made Matra missile fired from his MiG21. He was awarded the Vayu Sena medal for gallantry for the action.

Critics of the aircraft have often referred to the MiG21 as “The Flying Coffin”. But there are others — like the former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis — who insist that the aircraft is versatile and indispensable to the IAF. Three years ago Tipnis flew a MiG21 in Bareilly at the age of 61 years to be the oldest fighter pilot to fly the aircraft. Bundela’s plight will surely re-focus attention on the MiG21bis. Just last week, a Lok Sabha Public Accounts Committee report on aircraft accidents in the IAF recommended that the MiG21 aircraft be scrapped because of its high accident rate.

The IAF has 20 squadrons of the single-engine MiG21 (about 200 fighters) in its fleet of over 800 fighter aircraft. One report says the accident rate of MiG23s and MiG27s is higher than the MiG21. The MiGs comprise 74 per cent of the IAF’s aircraft. The MiG21 is originally of 1960s vintage but the MiG21bis is of the mid-1970s. Under the contract signed with the Russians in 1997, Hindustan Aeronautics is to upgrade the MiG21bis fleet. “In a sense, the IAF is making the best of an outdated aircraft by going in for mid-life extension. We are aware that there are much better aircraft available today for the role the MiG21 plays but till such time as these aircraft are available to us in adequate numbers, there is no alternative,” one source said.

------------------------------------

Squadron Leader P K Bundela died on the night August 17/18 after waging a long battle against his injuries.

 

11th April 2002


French AF

Dassault / Dornier Alpha Jet

 

"Patrouille de France"

Aerobatic team practice, Salon-de-Provence AB, France

Pilot ejected but parachute failed to deploy correctly and he was killed

 

 

15th April 2002


Italian AF

AMX

 

 

Engine failure Istrana, Italy

Pilot ejected safely

 

 Martin-Baker

15th April 2002
11:29 a.m. approximately

USAF

Lockheed Martin F‑16CJ

92‑3919 
WW


Misawa Air Base
Engine problem approximately 15 minutes into flying a mission-qualification training upgrade mission. Crashed  into the sea  off Aomori Prefecture 1.6 miles northeast of the town of Tanosawa, Japan. Maj. Chad Miller, ejected  with minor injuries   ACES II
Saturday 20th April 2002
Indian A. F.
MiG-21U   Tezpur Air Base Darrang district in lower Assam, Went missing when it was flying over Darrang district close to the Bhutan border. Crashed into hills under IFR conditions     KM-1
Trainee
Flying Officer Dahiya
missing
IP
Squadron Leader
T.J.A. Khan
missing
KM-1
   Name corrected from Tahiya to Flying Officer  D. Dahiya 8th July 2011
20th April 2002
USN
F‑4S 755749 NWTS‑PM Engine problems during break for landing at air show Ventura County, CA, USA one crewmember    ejected but landed in middle of fireball of crash - fatal   Martin-Baker

24th April 2002


Belgian AF

Lockheed Martin F‑16B

 

 

Mid‑air collision with ultralight aircraft Sellingen, Belgium

Ejected OK

 

ACES II

???

 

 ACES II

27th April 2002 Afghan Air Force MiG-21    Problem with the aircraft began to the east of the city  over Pul-i-Charkhi. Crashed on the outskirts of Kabul practising for the Sunday parade to mark the 10th anniversary of the end of communist rule Afghan pilot ejected but killed  his parachute failed to open   KM-1

JALANDHAR: A MiG 25 aircraft on Friday crashed after colliding with a vehicle on the runway while landing at the Adampur Air Force Station near here, killing one person, official sources said.  DATE ???

 May  

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

7th May 2002


Thai AF

DassaulUDornier AIPha Jet

 

 

Climbed from take‑off to 300ft in bad weathere Nong Bua LamPhu Province, Thailand

Pilot ejected safely

 

Martin-Baker 

9th May 2002


Indian AF

Sepecat Jaguar

 

 

Ambala, India

Pilot ejected safely

 

Martin-Baker 

Wednesday 15th May 2002


German AF

Panavia Tornado

 

 

Crashed in mountains while operating out of Holloman AFB tactical training centre New Mexico, USA

One crewmember ejected safely

 

Martin-Baker 

Friday 17th May 2002
 

Royal Air Force
Tornado  GR4 serial ???
No. 2 (AC) Sqn
RAF Marham in Norfolk
crashed in the river Humber Pilot ejected safely ??? Martin-Baker
Navigator ejected safely ??? Martin-Baker
After completing medical checks they were released home. Both returned to work

29th May 2002


Singaporean AF

Lockheed Martin F-16C

96‑5027
LF
 

425th FS/56th FW 
Luke AFB, Ariz

Tohono O'odham Nation reservation, Sells Military Operating Area (MOA), Barry M Goldwater range, South west Arizona, USA

American Pilot Maj. David Walker ejected OK

 

ACES II 

   June    

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

2nd June 2002 Private Ownership L-39 jet   Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire UK brakes failed on his plane as he landed at Duxford airfield and came to stop on southbound carriageway of the M11 motorway instructor pilot did not attempt ejection. Survived    
trainee pilot Gary Clark  ejected at ground level, out of ejection envelope, and died of his injuries   VS-1

5th June 2002


Polish AF

PZL PZL‑130TC1

 

Haldwara AB

Engine failure on approach to land Radom, Poland

Ejected OK

 

 

Ejected OK

 

 

6th June 2002
USN
F/A‑18A 162891 NSAWC

crashed into the ground during 1v1 ACM, 10 M NW of Gabbs, Smith Creek Valley, SE of NAS Fallon, NV, USA

Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd June 2002
USMC
AV‑8B 164561
CG
VMA‑231 assigned to the 24th MEU crashed into Onslow Bay S of Camp Leleune. NC, USA during a training mission Pilot ejected   Stencil

26th June 2002
7.30 am


Indian AF

Mikoyan MiG‑23BN

 

 Halwara Air Force base

crashed n a field near Jagraon soon after take off from Haldwara AB Talwandi Malhian, Punjab, India

Pilot Flt Lt Bharat Kumar ejected suffered minor injuries

 

 KM-1

27th June 2002


Iranian AF

 

 

 

Nr Gulf coast, Iran

Ejected OK

 

 

Ejected OK

 

 

   July     

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

8th July 2002


USN

Grumman F‑14B

 161429
AD

 VF‑101

Virginia Capes,Ops Area, VA, USA

 

 

 Martin-Baker

Pilot ejected OK and picked up from the sea

RIO ejected OK picked up from the sea

  Martin-Baker

  David C. Dequeljoe ejected suffered back injuries
 Monday
15th July 2002


IAF

Mig-21   Bagdogra caught fire in flight and crashed into a jute field nto a pond in a sparsely-populated village at Rabbhita, Phansidewa, in Darjeeling district about 15 km from Siliguri.
Crew ejected safely at Baraijote, about a kilometre from the crash site
Squadron Leader R D Hem Raj ejected - minor injuries    
Flying Officer AK Singh ejected - minor injuries    
21st [or 22nd?]July 2002
USMC
AV-8B Harrier 164124
CG
VMA‑231

Cherry Point

plunged into the Pamlico Sound River near PCS Phosphate in Aurora 30 M N of MCAS Cherry Point, NC, USA Capt. James W. Troy ejected suffered minor injuries   Stencel
 26th July 2002
USMC
 F/A‑18A 163139
DR
VMFA‑312 Control problems, Cleburne County, 70 M N of Little Rock, AR, USA Pilot ejected OK    Martin-Baker
27th July 2002
Ukrainian Air Force
 Su-27UB     L'vov-Sknilov Airshow
83 spectators killed, 115 injured

The two pilots their unit commanders and  later charged and imprisoned

Zvezda K-36
Volodimir Toponar Yuri Egorov Zvezda K-36

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
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
21st August 2002
USAF
F‑15C 78‑0541
ZZ
44th FS/18th W

pilot lost spatial orientation and situational awareness, aircraft went into spin crashed in Pacific 60 M S of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

pilot ejected safely

  ACES II

   September     

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

Wednesday 4th September 2002
11:30 AM.

Royal Malaysian Air Force
BAE Systems Hawk 208     Hydraulic failure at low level South China Sea, crashed near Tioman island off the east coast. Pilot taken to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan, eastern state of Pahang. Captain Nadzeer Sallehuddin ejected at an altitude of 152.4 metres (502.9 feet)  suffered head and leg injuries, picked up by a helicopter and taken to hospital   Martin-Baker

9th September 2002


Indian AF

Mikoyan MiG-21

 

 

Chaurmaspur, Ambala, India

Pilot ejected

 

KM-1

9th September 2002


Indian AF

Mikoyan MiG-21

 

 

Engine failure Shivpur, India

Pilot ejected

 

KM-1

11th September 2002


USAF

Lockheed Martin F‑16C

 86‑0348
AL

 160th FS AL ANG

Engine failed over Camp Shelby range  crashed 1300 ft from end of runway at Bobby Chain AP, Hattiesburg, Massachusetts, USA

Pilot ejected safely and received minor injuries

 

ACES II 

18th September 2002


South Korean AF

Lockheed Martin F-16D

 

 

Engine failure, Sangju, Kyongsang Province, South Korea

Ejected

 

ACES II

ejected

 

ACES II 

   October    

Date

Air Force

A'cft

Unit / Serial

based

crash / test

crew

photo

seat

3rd October 2002
USN
 F‑14A Tomcat 162594
AD 136
VF‑101 Gulf of Mexico off Key West, FL, USA

Pilot ejected - picked up by an H-3 helicopter. Received minor injuries

  Martin-Baker

RIO ejected - picked up by an H-3 helicopter. Received minor injuries

  Martin-Baker
3rd October 2002

UPDATE

A tail section believed to be from this aircraft came ashore on 5th May 2006, almost 5,000 miles away on a beach in West Cork on Ireland’s southern shores.  News REPORT Link

4th October 2002


South Korean AF

F-4E Phantom II

 

Kunsan AB, South Korea

Engine fire. Kunsan AB, South Korea

Pilot ejected

 

 Martin-Baker

RIO ejected

 

 Martin-Baker

22nd October 2002
08:55

Sri Lanka Air Force
Kfir C-7 or C-2 CF719 No. 10 Fighter Squadron
Katunayaka Air Force base
On a training exercise exploded about 1400 ft. above Nakkawatte, Narammala Crashed into a private garden in Kuliyapitiya Flight Lieutenant Sudil Gamage
ejected landed in coconut tree
injured
  Martin-Baker Mk.10
An earlier entry on this page stated that Flight Lieutenant Sudil Gamage had been killed. This is incorrect. He sustained minor injuries and later transferred to transport aircraft division and was flying again
Friday 25th October 2002
USAF
 F‑16C 89‑2006 4th FS/388th FW
HILL AIR FORCE BASE

collided with F‑16 89‑2111 and crashed 25 M SE of Wendover, Utah Test & Training Range, UT, USA

Capt. David Roszmann, ejected safely from his aircraft and was rescued   ACES II
Friday 25th October 2002
USAF
 F‑16C 89‑2111 4th FS/388th FW
HILL AIR FORCE BASE
collided with F‑16  89‑2006and crashed 25 M SE of Wendover, Utah Test & Training Range, UT, USA pilot 1st Lt. Jorma Huhtala, was found on Saturday several miles from where his plane   Wsa he thrown from the aircraft or did he attempt ejection

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
6th November 2002   F-14           Martin-Baker NACES
7th November 2002
S
lovak AF
Mig-29 6829 1SLK collided in midair.  Crashed near the eastern town of Spisska Nova Ves Pilot ejected successfully, not seriously
injured

Pilot killed

who was in which aircraft??

  K-36
7th November 2002
S
lovak AF
Mig-29 6930 1SLK    
14th November 2002
USMC
F/A‑18D 163749
SH 243
MCAS Miramar, CA. USA
VMFAT‑101 in Pacific100 M SW of MCAS Miramar, CA pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker

22nd November 2002
1215 GMT


Spanish Air Force

Eurofighter
Typhoon

DA 6

EADS-CASA Flight Test Centre in Getafe south of Madrid

plane crashed into a mountainous region of Toledo in central Spain

Martin-Baker Mk.16A
Spanish Air Force OTC Pilot Comandante Ignatio Lombo EADS CASA Chief Test Pilot Coronel Eduardo Cuadrado Martin-Baker Mk.16A

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th December 2002
USAF
A‑10A 80‑0225
WA
57th W
Nellis AFB
collided with A‑10A 79‑0191 ranges 5 M N of Nevada Test Site, 100 M NW of Las Vegas, NV, USA

pilot ejected safely

  ACES II
Thursday
5
th December 2002
09:40h
RN Sea Harrier T8   Royal Naval Air Station in Yeovilton, Somerset, on attachment to Wittering Crashed on take-off at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire One pilot ejected - suffered not seriously injured   Martin-Baker
One pilot ejected - suffered fatal injuries   Martin-Baker
Thursday
19th December 2002
10:30 p.m. local time

Danish
F-16A Block 20 MLU E-006
87-0006
Esk 726 Overshot the runway at Bagram, Afghanistan and ended up in a minefield Pilot ejected safely   ACES II
18th December 2002
USN
 F/A‑18A 162883 NSAWC 6 M N of Gabbs, NV, USA pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
19th
December 2002

Sukhoi
Su-37 711   On a test flight
to test the stability and control of the airplane during high-G
maneuvering. Aircraft became
uncontrollable following failure of all SDU channels. Crashed outside of Zhukovsky
Yuriy Vashchuk   K-36
20th December 2002
USAF
T‑37B 58‑1935 80th FTW

collide just S of Duncan, nr Lake Waurika, OK, USAd with T‑37 57‑2320 which belly­landed at Sheppard

ejected safely   Weber
ejected safely   Weber
                 

 

 

USAF Class A Flight Mishaps

USAF Class A Flight Mishaps

FY02 Flight Mishaps (Oct 01-Sep 02)
35 Class A Mishaps
22 Fatalities
19 Aircraft Destroyed

FY01 Flight Mishaps (Oct 00-Sep 01)
24 Class A Mishaps
9 Fatalities
21 Aircraft Destroyed

14 Oct  #    An HH-60 crashed into a river while flying a low-level
             training mission.
17 Oct       An F-16CG was severely damaged following an aborted
             takeoff.
25 Oct       An F-16C departed the runway after landing.
02 Nov  #    An MH-53 crashed while performing a mission.
05 Nov  *    An F101 engine undergoing Test Cell maintenance sustained
             severe fire damage.
12 Dec  #    A B-1B crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff.
21 Dec  # *  A C-141B sustained a collapsed wing during ground
             refueling operations.
30 Dec  # *  An RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle crashed
             while returning to base.
07 Jan       An MH-53M collided with a ground object.
             (Upgraded to a Class A Aug 02.)
08 Jan       A C-17 was damaged during landing.
10 Jan  #    An F-16C crashed during a surface attack training mission.
10 Jan       An MH-53J crashed during a search and rescue mission.
17 Jan  # #  Two A-10As were involved in a mid-air collision. Only
             one pilot ejected safely.
24 Jan       An MH-53 crashed while performing a mission.
25 Jan  # *  An RQ-1 Predator crashed on landing.
31 Jan  #    A T-37 crashed during a training mission. The two
             crewmembers suffered fatal injuries.
02 Feb  #    A C-21 crashed while landing. The two crewmembers
             suffered fatal injuries.
12 Feb       An F-15 was severely damaged due to an engine fire.
13 Feb  #    An MC-130P crashed during a mission.
18 Mar       An MH-53 crashed during landing.
20 Mar  #    An F-16 crashed during a training mission and the
             pilot did not survive.
10 Apr       A KC-10 experienced FOD damage to an engine.
             (Upgraded to Class A 08 May 02.)
l5 Apr  #    An F-16 crashed into the sea during a training mission.
22 Apr  *    An F-22 suffered a birdstrike that severely damaged the
             right engine.
30 Apr  #    An F-15C crashed during a test mission. The pilot
             did not eject.
13 May       An E-4B experienced damage when the HF wire broke
             loose and struck the fuselage.
15 May  *    A B-2 suffered major damage when a main landing gear
             collapsed.
18 May  *    An RQ-1 Predator crashed returning from a routine mission.
25 May       An MH-53M main rotor struck the fuselage. (Upgraded to
             Class A Aug 02.)
29 May  # *  An F-16CJ crashed during a training sortie.
30 May       An HH-60 crashed during a rescue mission.
12 Jun  #    An MC-130H crashed shortly after takeoff. Three
             crewmembers suffered fatal injuries.
27 Jun  #    An A-10A crashed during a training mission and the
             pilot did not survive.
03 Jul       An F-15 experienced an engine failure. (Upgraded from
             a Class B Jul 02.)
10 Jul  # *  An RQ-4A Global Hawk crashed during a mission.
21 Jul       A KC-135E had a Number 2 engine fire. (Upgraded from
             a Class B Jul 02.)
24 Jul       A C-17 suffered a hard landing. (Upgraded from a
             Class B Jul 02.)
07 Aug  #    An MC-130H crashed during a proficiency sortie. All 10
             crewmembers did not survive.
08 Aug       A UH-1N crashed during a student training mission.
09 Aug       A U-2S departed the runway during a touch-and-go landing.
13 Aug       An HH-60G crashed during a mission.
21 Aug  #    An F-15C crashed into the ocean during a training mission.
03 Sep       An F-15C departed the runway and was severely damaged.
09 Sep  #    An F-16C crashed during a night training mission.
             The pilot did not survive.
11 Sep  #    An F-16 crashed during a training mission.
17 Sep  # *  A RQ-1 Predator crashed during a mission.

FY03 Flight Mishaps (Oct 02)
3 Class A Mishaps
1 Fatalities
3 Aircraft Destroyed

FY02 Flight Mishaps (Oct 01)
3 Class A Mishaps
0 Fatalities
1 Aircraft Destroyed

18 Oct  #    A TG-10D glider crashed during a student sortie.
24 Oct       An F-15 experienced an engine failure during takeoff.
25 Oct  # *  An RQ-1 Predator crashed during a training mission.
25 Oct  # #  Two F-16s had a mid-air collision during a
             training mission. One pilot did not survive.

A Class A mishap is defined as one where there is loss of life, injury
resulting in permanent total disability, destruction of an AF aircraft,
and/or property damage/loss exceeding $1 million.

These Class A mishap descriptions have been sanitized to protect
privilege.

Unless otherwise stated, all crewmembers successfully ejected/egressed
from their aircraft.

Reflects only USAF military fatalities.

"#" Denotes a destroyed aircraft.

"*" Denotes a Class A mishap that is of the "non-rate producer" variety.
Per AFI 91-204 criteria, only those mishaps categorized as "Flight
Mishaps" are used in determining overall Flight Mishap Rates. Non-rate
producers include the Class A "Flight-Related," "Flight-Unmanned
Vehicle," and "Ground" mishaps that are shown here for information
purposes.

Flight and ground safety statistics are updated frequently and may be
viewed at the following web address:
http://safety.kirtland.af.mil/AFSC/RDBMS/Flight/stats/statspage.html

Current as of 01 Nov 02.

COPYRIGHT 2002 U.S. Air Force, Safety Agency
COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

NewsEdge
July 13, 2000
http://www.individual.com/frames/story.shtml?story=v0712062.3xi&level3=139498&date=20000713

PARIS (July 12) XINHUA via NewsEdge Corporation - A Mirage 2000-D fighter of the French air force crashed early Wednesday morning near Nancy, northeastern France, after it collided with another plane from the same air base, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

AFP quoted the Nancy-Ochey air base as saying that the accident took place during a night training mission which lasted from Tuesday morning till Wednesday morning.

The two pilots of the crashed plane were injured when they ejected themselves from the plane, which crashed into a forest not far from the air base.

The other plane involved in the accident returned to the base safe and sound, said AFP.

This is the second time in nearly two months that a Mirage fighter of the French air force crashed.

A Mirage 5 fighter crashed on April 6 in Corsica.
 

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http://frenchaces.free.fr

 

   
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