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Aero Vodochody L-39  Albatros
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1989
NAF
L-39ZA Albatros       Flt Lt D Okunrinyo killed    
1989
NAF
L-39ZA Albatros       Fg Offr BE Ahodu killed    
1989
NAF
MiG-21       Flt Lt Shoyebi killed    
1990
NAF
L-39ZA Albatros       Sqn Ldr NA Abdallah killed    
1990
NAF
Jaguar       Sqn Ldr  Garba killed    
1990
NAF
L-39 ZA Albatros       Fg Offr Mshel-Bwala killed    
  CLARIFICATION OF NIGERIAN L-39 LOSSES NEEDED - Were any of the above in the same aircraft ??
2nd October 1990
Bulgarian A.F.
L-39ZA            
29 April 1991
Russian AF
L-39   air base Svetlograd problem with the engine cadet C.G.Puskharev ejected safely    
22nd August 1991
Czech & Slovak AF
L-39 Albatros   2nd Training Regiment Engine failure and crew attempted to fly from densely populated city to clear area. Crashed near Trebisov, Slovakia ejected but left it too late - killed   VRB
ejected but left it too late - killed   VRB
28 August 1991
Russian AF
L-39   air base Zernograd problem with the engine cadet M.Churbakov ejected safely    
4th October 1994
Chechen AF
Aero L-39 Albatros            
     
19th December 1994
Chechen AF
Aero L-39 Albatros            
     
25th July 1995
1915h

Hungarian
Aero L-39ZO Albatros 139 c/n 831139 Szolnok Officers Academy - Kecskemet in a cornfield near the village of Tortel, central Hungary VS-1
Instructor Major Gyula Molnár ordered ejection at 2,300ft - ejected safely Student 1st Lt. János Németh  ejected safely VS-1
3rd February 1996
Czech AF
L-39C Albatros 0447 341vl crashed in Bukovka district, Pardibice     VS-1
Pilot ejected safely Other crew member ejected safely VS-1
5th March 1996
Thai Air Force
Aero L-39ZA Albatros KhF1-32/37/40132 401sq        
     
17th July 1996
Slovakian
AF
Aero L-39 Albatros     collided in mid-air over the city of Kosice with another Slovak AF L-39C during a training flight      
     
17th July 1996
08:00h

Slovak AF
L-39C Albatros     Pilot ejected safely   VSB
Student ejected safely   VSB
26th August 1996
Ukrainian Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros Aero L-39 Albatros          
4th September 1996
Thai Air Force
Aero L-39ZA Albatros KHF1-18/37 401sq        
     
11th June 1997
Romania
L-39ZA 118 20 Gr
Boboc
Flew into the ground while performing a loop at the
end of the runway at Timisoara, during an aerobatic
diplay rehearsal for an airshow.
     
Cpt. Cdr. Gheorghe Cretu died, did not eject Gen. Ioan Stan died, did not eject VS-1
16th September 1997
Thai Air Force
Aero L-39ZA Albatros KhF1-7/37   101sq        
     
12th December 1997
Cambodia Air Force
Aero L-39ZA Albatros            
18th February 1998
Czech AF
Aero L-39 Albatros 4607 341vl        
     
3rd June 2000
Slovakian
AF
Aero L-39C Albatros 4355 Biel        
     
20th July 2000
Thai Air Force
L-39            
     
14th September 2000
S
lovak AF
Aero L-39C Albatross 3905 31SK interrupted fuel to engine near  village Oľďany between towns Lučenec and Rimavská Sobota Pavol SERBÍN ejected VS-1
10th November 2000
Thai Air Force
L-39     crashed in northeastern Thailand during a training mission      
instructor was seriously injured trainee was killed  
10th June 2001
Russian Air Force
L-39 Albatros   5 and 7
Team Rusj
mid-air collision between two of Team Rusj's  aircraft 5 and 7 at an airshow in St. Petersburg, Russia ejected safely   VS-1
19th April 2001
Russian Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros            
10th June 2001
Russian Air Force
L-39 Albatros  
Team Rusj
mid-air collision between two of Team Rusj's  aircraft 5 and 7 at an airshow in St. Petersburg, Russia ejected safely   VS-1
10th June 2001
Russian Air Force
L-39 Albatros  
Team Rusj
Sergey Maksimov ejected, at low level, inverted into the ground and killed   VS-1
11th July 2001
Russian Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros      Crashed near to the village Gavrilovka.      
Colonel Vladimir Rudenko killed Major Gennady Melovanov killed  
1st August 2001
Czech AF
Aero L-39 Albatros 5013 42SLt        
     
10th October 2001
Thai Air Force
Aero L-39ZA  Albatros   401sq        
     
14th June 2002
Russian Air Force
Aero L-39C Albatros   Krasnodar Aviation Institute Near the town of Tikhoretsk ejected ejected  
12th August 2002
Russian Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros            
16th September 2002
Algerian
L-39            
29th October 2002
Slovakian
AF
L-39ZA
"4705"
 

1SLK
Kosice academy


Crashed L-39ZA
VS-1
Lt. Col. Jenő Vadas ejected

Hungarian AF
[see also 5th June 1984]
1st Lt. Tibor Molnár ejected

Hungarian AF
VS-1
2nd April 2003
Yemen Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros            
     
14th July 2003
Russian Air Force
Aero L-39C Albatros   797        
2nd August 2003 Private Ownership Aero L-39 Albatros     near Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, UK      
pilot reportedly escaped injury    
24th August 2003 Private Ownership Aero Vodochody L-39 ZO Albatros N298RD  from Martin State Airpor Clipped a house during low level flight. Crashed near Baltimore, Maryland, USA      
Robert Martin, the owner was killed no other occupant  
22nd January 2004
Ukrainian Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros Aero L-39C Albatros     Damaged    
28th January 2004
NAF
L-39 ZA Albatros   30        
??? September 2004
08:30

Russian
Aero L-39 Albatros    

Crashed and exploded near the village of Novy Mir in the Novopokrovskaya district of the Krasnodar territory

     
Pilot ejected Was there any other crew member on board ?? VS-1
19th October 2004 Private Ownership Aero L-39 Albatros N39TJ   Missing in the mountains near Hyak, Washington, USA
Crashed
dense forest near the town of Kittitas
     
Rocky Stewart missing presumed dead
Remains found 24th June 2005
passenger Scott Smith missing presumed dead
Remains found 24th June 2005
 
Friday 29th April 2005

3:30pm local time


Vietnamese
L-39

training aircraft

?

910
Vietnam Air Force Academy, Nha Trang
engine failure -

in the sea near Hon Tre island in central Vietnam

One pilot ejected - slightly injured

Other a Lt. Col. did not eject - killed - body recovered

 

VS-1

Tuesday 20th September 2005
Russian Air Force
L-39 Albatross Trainer   near Maykopa engine failure no further details   VRB
Monday 26th September 2005

AERO LAUNCHED TESTS OF UPGRADED VS-2 EJECTION SEAT

On September 26, AERO launched the first of a series of demanding engineering tests of a new, largely upgraded version of the Czech VS-2 ejection seat, which is developed for AERO advanced light combat and training aircraft.

Rescue capability in critical modes, such as static aircraft on the ground used this time, were confirmed. The tests represent a climax in the three-year engineering project of AERO Vodochody a.s. and the Aeronautical Research and Test Institute of the Czech Republic (VZLÚ). The grant project was supported by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade. 

photo J. Kouba VZLU

Sunday 26th February 2006
Private Ownership
Aero Vodochody L-39  Albatros N39DF
Wild Child
warbird crashed at Pine Tree Canyon  about 15 nm from Mojave.      
Terry Fregly [Tallahassee, FL] killed Skip Robertson [Klamath Falls, OR] killed  
26th June 2006
Belarus Air Force
Aero L-39 Albatros   206 Damaged      
Thursday
14th September 2006
12:17 Moscow time (8:17 a.m. GMT)

also seen as 9th September


Russian
L-39 trainer Albatros ???? 713
Air Force academy
Routine training flight. Crashed near the town of Novokubansk in the Krasnodar Territory, about 1,000 miles south of Moscow   VS-1
pilot Dmitry Khrebtov  ejected but died later cadet ejected from the plane and was picked up by a rescue team 27 minutes after the crash, OK VS-1
Tuesday 5th June 2007
Vietnam
L-39 Albatros   Nha Trang Institute of Military Aviation Technical problem. Crashed into the sea near Ninh Thuan is 350 kilometers (220 miles) northeast of Ho Chi Minh City during a training exercise
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Tran Van Deo killed Senior Lieutenant Le Lam Phuong killed No ejections reported
VS-1
Thursday
9th August 2007
9.15 a.m Local

Russian
L-39 trainer ???? Krasnodar Air Force Academy Engine failure. Crashed  in the Krasnodar Region near the city of Maikop, about 1,700 kilometres  south of Moscow     VS-1
Colonel Alexander Zhukov ejected OK Cadet K. Prokofiev ejected OK VS-1
Monday 28th January 2008
Russian AF
L-39 Albatros   Krasnodar Higher Air Force School Crashed in Russia’s southern Volgograd region     VS-1
graduate cadet Sergei Dedkov
ejected
Flying instructor Senior Lieutenant Sergei Gorshkov
ejected died from his injuries in hospital
VS-1
Friday 1st February 2008
12:25 Moscow Time

Russian AF
Aero L-39 Albatros   Krasnodar Higher Air Force School Engine failure. Two unsuccessful attempts to restart the engine. Crashed at the airfield in Armavir     VS-1
Major Serov
ejected safely
Recovered by SAR Mi-8 helicopter.
rear seat not occupied VS-1
Friday 20th June 2008
just before noon

Hungarian Air Force
L-39
Albatros
120 2nd  Tactical Fighter Squadron
"Dongó"
[Wasp]
Crashed near Fehérgyarmat airport (E Hungary), near the Ukrainian border VS-1
1st. Lt. Zoltán Ignácz
killed
1stTFS
"Puma"
[Cougar]
Lt.Col. András Janicsek
killed
VS-1
Both crew tried to eject but were unsuccessful
Tuesday 17th March 2009
20:55

Russian Air Force
L-39 Albatross Trainer   Krasnodar Higher Military School rashed during a routine flight near the Kushchevskaya airfield     VS-1
Pilot Killed   VS-1
Tuesday 30th August 2011
 
10:30 local time (07:30GMT)

Lithuania AF
L-39   Zokniai Air Base
northern Lithuania
Mid-air with French (NATO) plane near the Zokniai air base in northern Lithuania    
VS-1
??
ejected
??
ejected

VS-1
                 
 

 

Date: 16-DEC-2010
Time: 14:42
Type: Silhouette image of generic L39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros
Operator: Czech Air Force (Vzdusne sily Armady Ceske republiky
Registration: 2341
C/n / msn: 232341
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Biskupice, Vysocina Region - Czech Republic
Phase: En route
Nature: Test
Departure airport: LKNA
Destination airport: LKNA
Narrative:
Engine failure during test flight. Both pilots ejected safely, aircraft crashed in field area. Albatros was located on Namest nad Oslavou AFB.
 

Sources:
http://www.novinky.cz/krimi/219922-na-trebicsku-se-zritilo-vojenske-letadlo-piloti-se-katapultovali.html
http://zpravy.idnes.cz/trosky-spadleho-vojenskeho-letadla-ohledavaji-experti-pgs-/krimi.asp?c=A101217_094420_krimi_wlk
http://www.flymag.cz/article.php?id=4061


 

02-OCT-1990 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros 917 Bulgarian Air Force 2 UAB 2 Kamenec w/o  
01-FEB-1996 Aero Vodochody L-39C 447 Czech Air Force 0 Pardubice w/o  
-JUN-1997 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros   Romanian Air Force 1 Timisoara w/o  
18-FEB-1998 Aero Vodochody L-39C 4607 Czech Air Force       w/o  
03-JUL-1998 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros N7868M Air Usa 2 Traverse City, MI w/o  
03-JUL-1998 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros N7868M - 2 Traverse City, MI; nr    
10-FEB-2001 Aero Vodochody L-39C N901NL Northern Lights Aerobatics USA 2 Pecan Island, LA w/o  
01-AUG-2001 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA 5013 Czech Air Force       w/o  
02-JUN-2002 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros     1 Duxford, Cambs. w/o  
12-AUG-2002 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros   Russian Air Force, Krasnodar VVAUL 0 Tambov Oblast w/o  
30-MAY-2003 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros N139RH Redstar Air Shows Inc 1 Tracy, CA w/o  
30-JUN-2003 Aero L-39C Albatros N8125R Elmo Eugene Hahn III 1 Gadsden, AL w/o  
24-AUG-2003 Aero Vodochody L-39ZO N298RD Bond Jet 1 Forest Hill, MD w/o  
19-OCT-2004 Aero Vodochody L-39C N39TJ Rocky L. Stewart 2 Hyak, WA w/o  
25-JAN-2006 Aero Vodochody L-39MS N104XX Air USA 1 Ketchikan, AK w/o  
26-FEB-2006 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros N39DF Mach 1 Aviation 2 California City, CA w/o  
16-MAR-2007 Aero Vodochody L-39C N63925 Best Jet Services 1 Titusville, FL w/o  
13-SEP-2007 Aero Vodochody L-39C N139DK Bradley Morehouse 1 Reno, NV sub  
28-JAN-2008 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros     1 Kotelnikovo w/o  
01-FEB-2008 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros   Russian Air Force 0   w/o  
20-JUN-2008 Aero Vodochody L-39ZO Albatros 120 Magyar Légierő/MH 59. Szentgyörgyi Dezső R 2 near Fehergyarmat w/o  
17-MAR-2009 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros   Russian Air Force, Krasnodat VVAUL 1 30 km NE of Krasnodar w/o  
13-JAN-2010 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros   Yemen Air Force   near Aden City w/o  
21-MAR-2010 Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros YV100X private 1 near airport in Cumaná, Sucre w/o
12-JUL-2010 Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros 0440 Czech Air Force Centrum Leteckého Výcviku LOM 0 Borohradek, Kralovehradecky region w/o  
16-DEC-2010 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros 2341 Czech Air Force (Vzdusne sily Armady Ceske republiky 0 Biskupice, Vysocina Region w/o  
30-APR-2011 Aero Vodochody L-39ZO Albatros RA-3514K Les Ailes de Pégase 0 Between Ste Hélčne and Brach, Gironde w/o  
09-JUL-2011 Aero L-39C Albatros N111XN Air Vatche 0 Greenwood Lake Airport -New Jersey sub  
30-AUG-2011 Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros 1. Lithuanian Air Force 0 Rekyva lake,3 miles from Siauliai International Airport, Northern Lit

 

 

Date: 30-APR-2011
Time: ~1pm LT
Type: Silhouette image of generic L39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Vodochody L-39ZO Albatros
Operator: Les Ailes de Pégase
Registration: RA-3514K
C/n / msn: 831135
Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Between Ste Hélčne and Brach, Gironde - France
Phase: En route
Nature: Passenger
Departure airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport - LFBD
Destination airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport - LFBD
Narrative:
The L-39ZO Albatros made an emergency landing in a forest between Ste Hélčne and Brach, Gironde, after the oil-level indicator was blinking red and the engine failed.
Pilot and passenger were injured and transported to hospital.

 

Sources:
http://aquitaine.france3.fr/info/accident-d-avion-en-gironde-68599027.html
http://www.sudouest.fr/2011/04/30/saint-helene-33-un-avion-atterrit-en-urgence-dans-la-foret-385733-3100.php

http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/small/522/522678.jpg (photo)


 

 

MORE NOTES ON MISHAPS AND LOSSES OF L-39'S IN PRIVATE OWNERSHIP TO BE ADDED SOON

13th June 2004 Private Ownership Aero L-39 Albatros N3083Y   landing gear collapse during takeoff at Griffiths Airpark, Rome, New York, USA Pilot, Joel Pickett ???
CONFIRM
uninjured
   
16th December 2000 Private Ownership L-39C Albatros     damaged during a landing accident at Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA      
Pilot OK    
24th January 2001 Private Ownership L-39C Albatros NX602MC   Crashed after takeoff from Front Range Airport, near Denver, Colorado, USA      
chairman and CEO of Atlas Air, Inc killed reporter for the Washington Post killed  
10th February 2001 Private Ownership L-39C Albatros N901NL Northern Lights aerobatic team
(spare aircraft)
 crashed near Lafayette, Louisiana, USA      
pilot David Jeansonne killed

[Mr Jeansonne was a major sponsor of the aircraft, although not a member of the flying team]

passenger, Jennifer Lynn Girouard killed  
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
30th May 2003 Private Ownership L-39 N139RH

[Beloged to the Airshows America team]

  Crashed during an airshow rehearsal at the New Jerusalem Airport near Modesto, California. Impacted the ground after performing several aileron rolls.      
pilot, Andrea Ellen Rice, was killed    
30th June 2003 Private Ownership Aero L-39C Albatros N8125R   Aircraft's engine failed on takeoff after ingesting debris. Crashed at the Gadsden Municipal Airport, Alabama, USA      
pilot, Elmo Hahn, ejected  low altitude, he struck the ground before his parachute could fully deploy. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died a short time later    
Wednesday 25th January 2006 Private Ownership  L-39 Albatros  
Red Air, Quincy, Illinois
Crashed. Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
Major Stephen Freeman (Montana) USMC (rtd)  ejected at low level but was killed - did not separate from seat
VS-1
Friday 16th March 2007
2:45 p.m
Private Ownership Aero L-39 Albatros   warbird Crashed  just north of the runway that runs east and west during the Tico Warbird Airshow, Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, USA Pilot Eilon Krugman-Kadi (an attorney from Gainesville and experienced pilot) was killed in the crash no ejection
Thursday 13th September 2007 about 2:45 p.m Private Ownership L-39 Albatross "Dino Juice"    Crashed  at the Reno National Championship Air Races at Stead Airport just north of Reno[second crash at the airshow in three days*] Brad Morehouse killed no ejection
*Tuesday 11th September 2007 Steve Dari killed  when his biplane stalled shortly after takeoff during a practice
                 
  9 September 2006 L-39 trainer, belonging to an Air Force Academy, Crashed During a flight and Both Pilots ejected near the town of Novokubansk in the Krasnodar Territory, about 1.000 miles south of Moscow. The flight instructor died in the crash and the cadet was picked up by a rescue team 27 minutes after the crash. The flight instructor Died in the crash and the Cadet was picked up by a rescue team 27 minutes after the crash.
9 August 2007, L-39 of Air Force of Russia crashed near Maykop. 9 August 2007, L-39 of Air Force of Russia Crashed near Maykop. Air plane crew successful ejected Plan Successful air crew ejected
   

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
&
SOURCES

Aero Vodochody representatives at various Farnborough International since 1990
Scramble.nl
Air Forces Monthly
Flight International
World Air Power
www.media - various news agencies
http://www.l39.com/index.html