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Sunday, 04. December 2011 22:31

               Aircraft by type

Pilatus PC-7
Losses and Ejections
Pilatus PC-9
Pilatus PC-21

Early PC-7s were not fitted with ejection seats. The PC-7 Mk.II is fitted with ejection seats as standard

List being compiled - more to add

Date

Air Force

A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
12th April 1966   first prototype     Crashed      
7th May 1980 Bolivia
FAB
PC-7 FAB455          
4th January 1981
SAAF
PC-7       ???   Martin-Baker
9th July 1984
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron       No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
4th September 1984
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron       No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
1989
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-13          
1989
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-02          
1989
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-31          
Feb 1990
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-26          
Feb 1990
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-34          
7th March 1990 Swiss Air Force PC-7 A-905          
25th September 1990
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7            
5th August 1991 First Loss of this type in the RAAF      

RAAF
PC-9/A A23-035   Controlled flight into terrain. Crashed at night during a TACAN approach to East Sale near East Sale VIC Pilot Squadron Leader Malcolm Andrew Cotterell killed Capt Mohamed Tadjudin (RMAF)Exchange Officer killed  
25th September 1990
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron       No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
22nd March 1991
Iraq
PC-9       pilot ejected    
22nd October 1991
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron       No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
29th January 1992
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron       No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
31st January 1992
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-42 ?? Squadron   is this the same mishap as above ??   No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
Feb-92
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-40          
21st March 1992
RAAF
Pilatus PC-9/A  A23-055 2 FTS  Two RNZAF
exchange aircrew ejected at low level after engine failure. Crashed near Albany, Western Australia
G.Capt. F. Sharp (RNZAF), ejected - injured.   Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. R. J. Thacker (RNZAF), ejected - injured.   Martin-Baker
Sep-92
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-36          
10th July 1993
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron       No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
Oct-93
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 M33-39          
18th November 1993
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7            
8th April 1994 Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya PC-7F 304 Escuadron de Vuelo Avanzado        
15th April 1994
Swiss A.F.
PC-7 A-920          
20th July 1994
Angolan AF
PC-7            
14th October 1994
Royal Netherlands Air Force
PC-7 L-03   damaged      
13th January 1995
Mexico
PC-7            
8th November 1995
SAAF
Pilatus Astra PC-7 Mk.II Astra 2022

(number 2)

CFS Collided near Darling, Western Cape in mid-air with another
Astra near Langebaanweg air base, north of Capetown. Astra 2018 landed safely
pilot had ejected safely   Martin-Baker
3rd February 1997
SAAF
Pilatus Astra PC-7 Mk.II 2021 CFS "Vrede" farm at Eendekuil, between Citrusdal & Piketburg Major L. Burger   Martin-Baker
C/O P. Coetzer   Martin-Baker
26th February 1997
Botswana Defence Force
Pilatus PC-7 OD 5
555
Z7 Crashed near Kanye     Martin-Baker
4th June 1997 ??? PC-7 F-GMEC          
30th August 1997
Pilatus
PC-7 HB-HOO          
1st October 1997
Botswana Defence Force
Pilatus PC-7 OD 1
551
Z7   One killed   Martin-Baker
30th October 1998
South African Air Force
PC-7 2022          
16th February 1999
Royal Netherlands Air Force
PC-7 L-08   damaged      
13th July 1999
Chile
Navy
PC-7 210         Martin-Baker
12th August 1999
Mexico
PC-7            
14th January 2000
Pilatus
PC-7 HB-HOO
?????
         
10th April 2001
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron       No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)

22nd April 2001


Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron

 

Lt Mohamad Faizal Ismail
killed

   
8th May 2001
FAB
{Bolivia]
FAB-467            

2nd January 2002


Malaysian AF

Pilatus PC-7 Mk II

 

 ?? Squadron

South China Sea
Technical Problems

Pilot ejected

 

Martin-Baker

23rd April 2002
Mexico
PC-7 6545   damaged      
5th September 2002
Mexico
PC-7 6555          
12th November 2002
Swiss A.F.
PC-7 A-921          
17th November 2002
Mexico
PC-7 2559          
?? ?? 2003
Chad
PC-7 TT-QAB   DETAILS      
4th June 2003
FAG
PC-7 212 Escuadrón de Ataque y Recon        
Thursday 11th July 2003
morning

South African Air Force
Pilatus Astra PC-7 Mk.II   Central flying school at Langebaan Sgt. Gouws had been taken as a passenger in the rear seat accidentally activated the ejector seat after the aircraft landed and was going through post flight checks.      
Sergeant Ralph Gouws
accidentally ejected himself and was killed
  Martin-Baker
12th August 2003
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron Crashed aircraft in a rubber estate in Sintok, Kedah. Lt Mai Elny Sefrina Jalaluddin
was killed after she was found to have blacked out
  No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
3rd March 2004
Slovenia
  Pilot had suffered a heart attack    
Pilatus PC-9 91-0071/0073   crash was near a village of Spodnji Žerjavci in the region of Štajerska in the Lenart municipality. Hit trees crashed in a field
27th May 2004
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron Solo flight. Crashed in Sanglang, Kedah Lt Mualimin Jasaid
killed
  No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
22nd June 2004
FAB
{Bolivia]
FAB464 Grupo Aéreo 34          
22nd June 2004
FAB
{Bolivia]
FAB466 Grupo Aéreo 34          
16th December 2004
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7   ?? Squadron Crashed near Kepala Batas     No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
Alias Bakar killed Lt. Amnart a/l Summok killed
 Thursday, 13th January 2005
Pilatus
Pilatus
PC-21
Prototype
PO-2
HB-HZB
  In training for an airshow clipped ground with wing. Fatality on ground      
Pilatus Aircraft’s chief test pilot Andreas Ramseier was killed    
Friday, 21st January 2005

10:00h


RAAF
PC-9/A Roulette Five RAAF Roulettes display team

SALE RAAF AFB

collided near the East Sale RAAF  with another Pilatus PC/9-A piloted by Flight-Lieutenant Mark Ellis Flight Lieutenant Roland “Arnie” Morscheck
ejected at only 300 ft
Martin-Baker AU11A
8th April 2005
Mexico
PC-7 6584          
9th April 2005
12:30

South African Air Force
Pilatus Astra PC-7 Mk.II 2016 CFS Lost following low level ejection while on navigational training flight. Aircraft crashed near Lichtenburg in North West Student pilot 2nd Lt. Oupa Jean-Claude Ramaiti ejected but killed   Martin-Baker
10th September 2005 Cypriot National Guard Pilatus PC-9     Crashed on the near the village of Kolossi in the coastal town of Limassol, Cyprus      
flight lieutenant Feraios Koulloumos
killed
co-pilot Fotis Constantinou
killed
 
9th February 2006
Mexico
PC-7 2537          
11th May 2006
Royal Malaysian Air Force
PC-7 Mk2   ?? Squadron Jalan Hutan Kampong, Kedah     No ejection details found (Was ejection attempted ??)
Lt Col Mutalib Abdul Wahab
OK
Major Tan Thian Khim
OK
November 2006
Botswana AF
PC-7           Martin-Baker
Tuesday 15th January 2007
South African Air Force
Pilatus Astra PC-7 Mk.II      En route to Air Force Base Langebaanweg for routine maintenance. Crashed outside Bredasdorp in the Western Cape Pilot Lieutenant Colonel Chris Meiring
killed
  Martin-Baker
21st February 2008
11:05

FAU
PC-7U 303
c/n 596
Air Base No. 2, Durazno
Escuadron de Vuelo Avanzado
Bird strike believed to have been the cause. Crashed near the town of Polancos de Florida      
Alf. Johnatan Martinez
killed
Cpt. Diego Silveira (Instructor)
killed
 
Thursday 25th March 2010
10:15

RMAF
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Pilatus PC-7   Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
Kepala Batas, Alor Setar
[confirm ??]
Crashed  in the jungle behind the Bukit Tangga Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi) next to the UUM campus during an airshow at the Northern University of Malaysia in Kedah      
Major Muhammed Zulrihan Jusoh[Jusof ??]
39
ejected but landed still in seat did not survive
Solo flight Martin-Baker
Thursday 20th October 2011

Botswana Defence Force
BDF
Pilatus PC-7 OD ?
55?

Z7
No.7 Squadron
Thebephatshwa Airbase
Routine training flight.
Mid-air collision in Letlhakeng
Caught fire and crashed into a two and half roomed house in the village.
    Conventional, non-ejection seat
Captain Mmusi Olefile
from Molepolole

bailed out
sustained burns
taken to  Bokamoso hospital
IP Captain Shepard Tamohla
of Maitengwe

bailed out
sustained burns
Succumbed to his injuries 10 days after the incident on October 30th
Conventional, non-ejection seat
Thursday 20th October 2011

Botswana Defence Force
BDF
Pilatus PC-7 OD ?
55?

Z7
No.7 Squadron
Thebephatshwa Airbase
Routine training flight.
Mid-air collision in Letlhakeng. Upon collision only one aircraft caught fire. One of the planes crash landed in Letlhakeng Primary School
  Conventional, non-ejection seat
Lt Michael Appie
 of Palapye
no injuries
DID HE CRASH LAND THE AIRCRAFT ?
bailed out, treated for shock and trauma
IP Captain Ompatile Ken Sianang
of Serowe

bailed out
died of injuries at Gaborone Bokamoso hospital
Conventional, non-ejection seat
 

"Aboard each aircraft were two pilots and three of them managed to safely parachute to the ground while the third pilot, Captain Ompatile Sianang sustained 2nd degree burns and later died at Bokamoso hospital."
This is now contradicted by further reports in the media. It now gives the other two crew as sustaining 22nd degree burns.
Further feedback suggests that Captain Sianang sustained injuries having experienced parachute problems following bail out. It is reported that his parachute caught on the tail of the other aircraft.

                 

 

                 
Date

Air Force

A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
Date needed
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
FAG
Pilatus PC-7 211          
Date needed
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
FAG
Pilatus PC-7 220          
Date needed
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
FAG
Pilatus PC-7 274          
Date needed
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca
FAG
Pilatus PC-7 278          
Date needed
Iraqi Air Force
Pilatus PC-7            

 

   Operators


United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)

Angola

Austria

Bolivia

Bophuthatswana

Botswana AF

Royal Brunei Air Force

Chad

Chile
Navy

France

Guatemala

Iran

Iraq

Royal Malaysian Air Force

Mexico

Myanmar
[Burma]

Netherlands

Slovenia


Swiss A.F.


Suriname

South African Air Force

Uruguay
   
    Ejection Seats: To Add

Serials , Sqn. photos, further details amendments appreciated

 

Acknowledgements / References

 To be added