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.
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July 13, 2000
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.