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Date

Air Force

A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
4th June 1985
Can
F-18 Hornet       Lt.COL D.Kenny   Martin-Baker
17th July 1985
USMC
 F/A‑18A Hornet 162404
VW 302
VMFA‑314
USS Coral
struck ramp at night and slid off the deck on USS Coral Sea Capt. P. L. Haake   Martin-Baker
?? February 1987   F‑18     collided with the other F‑18 lost today pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
?? February 1987   F‑18     collided with the other F‑18 lost today pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
7th February 1987
USMC
F/A‑18A 161971
DC
VMFA‑122 caught fire on take‑off and crashed Lt.Col. P. Sullivan ejected safely   Martin-Baker
12th February 1987
USN
F/A‑18A 161522
 
Blue Angels
"5"
on railroad tracks 5 M S of Brawley, CA, USA Lt. Cdr. David Anderson ejected   Martin-Baker
14th April 1987
USN
F/A‑18A 162855
AK
VFA‑136 collided with F/A‑18A 162847 during ACM, into Atlantic off FL, USA LTC. A. Boyajian

L TG. R. Penfield

who was in which aircraft???

   
14th April 1987
USN
F/A‑18A 162847
AK
VFA‑136 collided with F/A‑18A 162855 during ACM, into Atlantic off FL, USA    
4th May 1987
CAF
F-18 Hornet     during test flight near Renchen, Germany, after jet goes into tailspin Capt. D. Beseit   Martin-Baker
Capt. K. Gethards   Martin-Baker
4th June 1987
USMC
F/A‑18A 161987
DC
 VMFA‑122 on Townsend ranges 60 M SW of Savannah, GA, USA Capt. S. T. Perkins ejected safely    
10th July 1987
USN
F-18 Hornet       Lt. Cdr. V. L. Toalson    
9th October 1987
USMC 
F/A‑18A Hornet 162477  WS VMFA‑323  just over the Mexican border S of Yuma, AZ, USA Capt. J. R. Adams ejected safely   Martin-Baker
21st September 1987
CAF
F-18 Hornet   CFB Bagotville, Que  Left engine caught fire shortly after takeoff Major Stacey   Martin-Baker
20th October 1987
CAF
F-18 Hornet       Capt. D. A. Friedt   Martin-Baker
16th November 1987
USMC 
F/A‑18A 162476
FG
VMFA‑531 engine fire into Pacific off CA, USA 1.Lt. T. A. Drechsler ejected safely   Martin-Baker
28th January 1988
USN
F/A‑18A Hornet 163109
or
163136
VFA‑161
NAS Lemoore
crashed in the Sierra Nevadas, California, following
mid-air collision. One killed, one ejected.
Lt.JG D. T. Morgan    Martin-Baker
10th May 1988
US
F/A‑18A Hornet 163112 VFA‑125, NAS Lemoore. CA engine stalled shortly after take‑off pilot Lt.JG N. S. McEachern     ejected safely   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1988
USMC 
F-18 Hornet       P. D. Ford   Martin-Baker
7th October 1988
Civilian
F/A‑18A Hornet N844NA
NASA
3 M N of Boron, CA, USA, shortly after take‑off from Edwards AFB Mr. Stephen "Steve" D. Ishmael
ejected safely

                 photo: nasa
Martin-Baker
7th November 1988
Spanish Air Force
EF-18A  Hornet C.15-19
15-06
EdA
Ala15
Zaragota air base
crashed near Zaragoza Air Base following a technical
failure.
Capt. I. A. Ortiz ejected   Martin-Baker
8-5-1989
USN
F/A‑18A

F/A‑18C

162399

163704

VX-4
Point Mugu
Two USN F-18A Hornets collided  during air combat
manouevres. The two aircraft crashed some 40 miles apart, one near the town of Independence,
the other near Olancha, just north of China Lake Naval Weapons Centre RN exchange pilot Lt. Cdr. John Timothy Ellis
was did not eject and was killed.
Lt. K. T. Houck
or
Cdr. J. B. Godwin

Ejected

Can anyone confirm pilot who ejected also which aircraft the pilot ejected from
 

see below

Martin-Baker
9may89
USN
F/A‑18C 163739
NJ
VFA‑125 lost control Lt. K. T. Houck
or
Cdr. J. B. Godwin

    ejected safely

  Martin-Baker
12th June 1989
USMC
F/A‑18A 161980
DIN
VMFA‑333
Japan
  MAJ R. E. Schmidle ejected safely   Martin-Baker
22nd June 1989
US
F/A‑18A 162908
NF 207
VFA‑151
USS Midway
 engine exploded, crashed into the sea  shortly after cat shot W of Luzon Point, Philippines Lt. Cdr. D.C.Conradejected safely and was
picked up by a helicopter from the carrier
  Martin-Baker
3-10-1989
US
F/A‑18C Hornet 163427
AA
VFA‑81 crashed in Ocala National Forest, Florida shortly after a practice bombing
run at the Pine Castle RAnge
pilot LTC. R.Bartolett ejected safely   Martin-Baker
??-11-1989
Spanish AF
EF-18 Hornet   Zaragota air base crashed near air base Pilot ejected successfully IS THIS THE PREVIOUS LOSS Martin-Baker
23rd January 1990 USMC F-18 Hornet        Captain C. Moseley ejected  Martin-Baker  
23-1-1990
US
F-18A Hornet 161524
Blue Angel
Mid-air collision with another Blue Angels F/A‑18A which landed safely, p . El Centro, California, Superstition mountains, CA, USA Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
15th February 1990 USN F-18 Hornet       Cdr. D. R. Miller ejected Martin-Baker  
23-2-1990
USMC
F/A‑18A     Departed controlled flight. Crashed into Pacific 65 M NW of Oahu, HI, USA  ejected safely   Martin-Baker
23rd February 1990 USMC F-18 Hornet       Flt. LT  ejected Martin-Baker  
31st March 1990
USN
F-18A Hornet 162858
AJ 306
VFA‑136
USS Eisenhower
Port engine fire on climb, crashed  in western Mediterranean 28 M from carrier Lt. Cdr. Henderson ejected safely   Martin-Baker
17th April 1990
CAF
CF-18A Hornet 188779
439 Squadron
1st Canadian Air Division

CFB Baden-Soellingen
 mid-air crash  over Karlsruhe,
Germany:
Capt. Reg Decoste
ejected  injured when landing on a busy autobahn

see notes

  Martin-Baker Mk.CDN10S
17th April 1990
CAF
CF-18A Hornet 188765 Capt. Timothy Kirk Leuty
killed
Martin-Baker Mk.CDN10S
FEEDBACK
1
The 2 CF-18s that collided over Europe on 17 April 1990 were 188765 and 188779.  Both were from No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division.  Sorry, no information on fate of the crew.
FEEDBACK
2

Regarding the CF-18 mid-air crash on April 17th 1990 over Karlsruhe,
Germany:
The pilot of the second Hornet involved in the crash was Capt. Timothy Leuty (he flew 188765). He was killed during the crash, the cockpit
section was smashed by Capt. Decoste's aircraft wing in the collision.
Also, Capt. R. Decoste miraculously survived the landing with his parachute on a highway with heavy traffic. That highway was the so
called "Süd-Tangente" (Southern tangent - as it runs from west to east along the southern portion of the city) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

I haven't seen the crash with my own eyes, but I was just minutes later getting out of the car at the civil airfield of Karlsruhe (we had a
flying club there) and a double-seater CF-18 was circling over the city for at least half an hour shortly after the crash. Perhaps they were
trying to take photos from the aircrafts debris which was all over the place as the aircraft collided at an altitude of around 14000 feet,
though no one was hurt on the ground.

FEEDBACK
3

The pilot of the CF-18 Hornet that was killed over Karlsruhre West Germany on 17 April 1990 did not die because his parachute malfunctioned.

 

I was the WO (Warrant Officer) from CFB Baden on the Crash Recovery Team/Crew at this time.
Capt Leuty was killed by the impact of the wing tip of Capt. Reg  Decoste's CF-18 penetrating Capt Leuty's aircraft and cockpit.
I know this because I talked to Capt Decoste and was debriefed by him.
I also personally observed Capt Leuty's cockpit (or what remained of it) and it showed definite signs of massive trauma).
(believe me - the parachute would not have been of help/use in this accident).

Yours truly,
John Hawley
in email 21st Marc h 2008

 
13th May 1990
USN
F/A-18C Hornet 163712
NF 311
VFA-192 USS Independence crashed into the Indian Ocean after speed
decayed during catapult launch
Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
14th August 1990
USN
F-18       Lt. J. J. O'Doherty ejected   Martin-Baker
Cdr. J. P. Merrill August 1990    Martin-Baker
17th / 18th January 1991
USN
F/A-18 Hornet BuNo 163484
AA 403.
USS Saratoga Hit by an Iraqi SAM during "Operation Desert Storm." Captain Michael Scott Speicher

Information suggests that he initiated ejection

Martin-Baker

NACES

24th January 1991
USN
F-18C Hornet   Saudi Arabia Engine problems Lt. H. E. Overs   Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
8th March 1991
USMC
F/A-18C Hornet 163728
WD 06
VMFA-212 Crashed south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Collided with Hornet 163728 which also crashed. ejected   Martin-Baker
8th March 1991
USMC
F/A-18C Hornet 163729
WD 07
VMFA-212 Crashed south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Collided with Hornet 163729 which also crashed. ejected   Martin-Baker
5th June 1991
RAAF
F-18A A21-041 75sq       Martin-Baker
12th July 1991
USN
F/A-18C Hornet 164000
ING 402
VFA-147
USS Nimitz
Night ramp strike during night CV
recovery to USS Nimitz. Arabian Gulf
Pilot Lt. M. M. Gautreaux ejected   Martin-Baker
20th August 1991
USN
F-18C Hornet   USS Theodore Roosevelt Failed to rotate on take off Ejected   Martin-Baker
24th August 1991
USN
F/A-18C Hornet 164004   NH 304 VFA‑22
USS Abraham Lincoln
Settled off catapult, crashed into Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
 6th October 1991
USN
 F/A‑18A 162852
AK 403
VFA‑137 hydraulic failure crashed into Mediterranean between Cyprus and Turkey Cdr. M. R. Groothousen   Martin-Baker
 9th October 1991
USMC
F/A-18C Hornet 163774 VMFA-235 Mid air
collision with another F-18C which landed safely 10 nm North of Kaneohe Hawaii
Capt. H. C. Dewey ejected   Martin-Baker
4th December 1991
USN
F/A-18C Hornet 164065 VFA-94 Training flight.Crashed 10 nm North of Lone Pine, California Cdr. L. A. Fox ejected   Martin-Baker
15th March 1992
USMC
F/A18A Hornet 162845
AE 302
VFA‑132 Control lost  during cross country navigation exercise after attempting to divert to Grissom AFB. Crashed near McCoysburg, Indiana. . Lt. Schultz   ejected safely   Martin-Baker
13-May-92
US
F-18 Hornet       Lt. S. M. Thompson   Martin-Baker
15th May 1992

FIRST EJECTION USING MARTIN-BAKER NACES


USN

F-18D Hornet 164196
AD 357
VFA-106 Departed controlled flight during basic
fighter manoeuvring. Crashed in Atlantic, 90 miles east of Jacksonville
Lt. Cdr. J. R. Muir ejected safely during a solo flight   Martin-Baker NACES
28th May 1992
USN
F/A‑18A 163125
AJ 314
VFA‑15

 birdstrike with vulture during low­level flight, Santa Fe river, nr Worthington Springs, FL

 pilot ??? killed during ejection   Martin-Baker
29-5-1992
USMC
F/A-18D Hornet 164035/04/VK VMFA[AW]-121 The aircraft developed engine problems while attempting to refuel in flight
and was attempting to return to Paya Lebar when control was lost. Crashed in hilly jungle area in
Tanjung Siang, Jahore State, Southern Malaysia while returning to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan from
Paya Lebar, Singapore.
Pilot ejected,
rescued safely
  Martin-Baker
WSO died of his injuries after ejection   Martin-Baker
19th May 1992
RAAF
F-18B A21-106 77sq       Martin-Baker
?? October 1992
US
F/A‑18B 161719 NAWC‑AD. NAS Patuxent River, MD, USA arrested landing failed after flight control difficulties

(did this aircraft hit a truck on the ground??)

ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
1-11-1992
USMC
F/A/-18D Hornet 164649/00/CE VMFA[AW]-225 Ran off runway after an aborted take-off causing serious damage to the nose, centre
section and undercarriage.

Crashed at 29 Palms MCALF

Lt. COL T. Pennington    Martin-Baker
MAJ D. P. Yurovich   Martin-Baker
22nov92
US
F/A‑18A 162833
NL 301
VFA‑97
USS Kitty Hawk
Crashed into Pacific during night take‑off from carrier pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
25th or 27th May 1993
USN
F/A-18C Hornet   VFA‑151
NAS Leemore
 lost during a sortie crashed near Lone Pine, California Lt. Skaran ejected    
22nd June 1993
US
F/A‑18A 162441   during ACM, Vi Kola Game Refuge, Yuma, AZ, USA pilot ejected but died later   Martin-Baker
22nd June 1993 ???
US
F/A‑18A 163108
VE
VMFA‑115 collided with F/A‑18A 163164, crashed into Pacific off Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan

one plot killed, 1    ejected

details appreciated

 

DATE IS SUSPECT CHECK DETAILS AGAIN Martin-Baker
22nd June 1993 ???
US
F/A‑18A 163164
VE
VMFA‑115 collided with F/A‑18A 163108, crashed into Pacific off Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan Martin-Baker
17th December 1993
USMC
F/A-18A Hornet   VMFA-115 collided with USMC F/A-18A Hornet from VMFA-115 Major J. C. Jumper ejected and picked up safely by the JASDF but the other pilot is missing

 

   
28th April 1994
15:00h

USN
F/A-18C Hornet   VFA-83
USS Saratoga
crashed in the Adriatic Pilot ejected directly into the water and was killed instantly   Martin-Baker
21st June 1994
USN
Lt. Adam M. Taff   Martin-Baker
F/A-18 Hornet 163467
 AB 300
VFA-82
Marauders
NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Turbine blade fault caused engine and control failures Ocala National Forest 40 M W of Daytona, FL, USA
16th August 1994

Spanish AF
eF-18A Hornet 15-17
15-04
Grupo 15 collided with a vulture and crashed at Bardenas Range Major Eduardo Gil Rosella ejected safely but broke a leg on landing   Martin-Baker
18th November 1994
USN
 F/A‑18A Hornet 162827
N‑I
 VFA‑97
USS Kitty Hawk
 lost thrust upon launch and crashed into the sea Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
18th November 1994
USN
F/A‑18C Hornet 164695
NE
VFA‑151
USS Constellation
boltered and crashed Pilot ejected
[or was this a two place F-18 ???]
  Martin-Baker
24th April 1995
USMC 
F-18A Hornet 161734
 MF00
VMFA‑134
NAS Miramar, CA, USA
Crashed on western end of runway during go‑around Capt. J. M. Jansen ejected   Martin-Baker
15th June 1995
Canadian Forces
CF-18A Hornet 188713 441 Sqn crashed shortly after take-off from the Oregon
ANG base at Kingsley Field, near Klamath Falls
Capt. Alex Day ejected   Martin-Baker
24th August 1995
USN
F/A-18D Hornet 163720
NJ330         
VFA-125 crashed near bombing rang Bravo 20, 35 miles northeast of
Fallon, Nevada
Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
WSO ejected   Martin-Baker
30th August 1995
USN
F/A-18 Hornet   VFA-106 crashed inverted at Whitehouse NOLF, Florida USMC
pilot ejected but killed
  Martin-Baker
5th October 1995
USMC
F/A-18D Hornet 164064
SH 277
VMFAT-1 NAS El Centro,
California

   Multiple (large) birdstrike. Crashed  Kola Mountains, nr NAF El Centro, CA, USA

Lt. P. A. Kratzer ejected at low level   Martin-Baker
1.Lt. T. A. Harp ejected at low level   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
US
F/A‑18C 163995
NH 304
 VFA‑22 collided with F/A‑18C 164063, Desatoya Mountains, NV, USA 1 pilot killed, 1 ejected

Details appreciated

  Martin-Baker
17th January 1996
US
F/A‑18C 164063
NH 311
VFA‑22 collided with F/A‑18C 163995, Desatoya Mountains, NV, USA   Martin-Baker
17th January 1996
18:00h

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

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.

  Martin-Baker
2nd April 1996
09:30h

USMC
F/A-18C Hornet 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
3rd April 1996
15:30h

USN
F/A-18 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
Wednesday
19th June 1996

USN
F/A-18     Practicing aerobatic manoeuvres for an air show. Crashed near St. Louis Regional Airport Pilot killed    
14th August  1996
CAF
F-18 Hornet     Jet crashes on takeoff from Iqaluit, Nunavut Pilot safely ejects   Martin-Baker
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
14th September 1997
USN
    DETAILS APPRECIATED crashed during training
in Oman
Pilot killed    
15th September 1997
USMC
F/A-18D   DETAILS APPRECIATED crashed into the Piney
Island Bombing Range off the North Carolina coast
     
killed killed  
7th February 1998
USMC
F/A-18 Hornet   VFM-251
USS George Washington
collided in the Persian Gulf during routine patrol  on their way to the no-fly zone Maj. Cary D. Venden recovered by SAR and flown back to the GW   Martin-Baker
7th February 1998
USMC
F/A-18 Hornet   VFM-251
USS George Washington
Lt. Col. Henry G. VanWinkle killed recovered by SAR and flown back to the GW was ejection attempted ?? Martin-Baker
8th February 1998
USN
F/A‑18C 163489
AA 412
VFA‑81
USS Dwight D Eisenhower
Crashed into sea, in the Atlantic near Puerto Rico USA, following cold cat shot pilotLt. Cmdr. Tom Halley ejected safely   Martin-Baker
27th April 1998
USMC
F/A‑18C 163744
NF 301
VFA‑192 northern Arabian Sea pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
16th September 1998
USN
F/A‑18C 765209
AA 305
VFA‑83
USS Eisenhower
in western Mediterranean, during practice strafing run pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
25th September 1998
USN
F/A‑18C 165223
AA 214
VFA‑34 into Mediterranean 80 M from Toulon, France pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
16th June 1999
USN
F/A‑18D 163778
SH 245
VMFAT‑101 Barry M Goldwater range, nr Yuma, AZ, USA, during ACM ejected   Martin-Baker
killed    
Thursday 29th October 1999
USN
F/A-18B Hornet
 

Blue Angel
(#3)

161932

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga crashed during a training flight  while preparing to land at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Ga
                photo. usn
  no ejections
Lt. Cmdr. Kieron O'Connor killed Lt. Kevin Colling killed
                 
10th January 2000
USMC
 F/A‑18D Hornet 164665
DT07
VMFA(AW)‑242 lost control during ACM, nr Yuma, AZ, USA ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
9th May 2000
USMC
F/A‑18D Hornet 164233
SH 251
VMFAT(AW)‑101 caught fire during air‑to‑ground mission NAF El Centro ranges, CA, USA ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
7th July 2000
USMC
 F/A‑18D Hornet 164868
BM 402
VMFA(AW)‑533 Control lost. Crashed in Atlantic Ocean oft MCAS Beaufort, SC, USA ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
29th September 2000
USN
F/A‑18C 164681
NK 411
  Persian Gulf off USS Abraham Lincoln pilot ejected but died later   Martin-Baker
5th October 2000
USMC
F/A‑18C 164867
AB 200
VMFA‑251  struck ground during training sortie nr Yuma, AZ, USA pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
27th October 2000
USN
F/A‑18C 164232
AJ 412
 VFA‑87

collided at night with another F/A­18C which landed safely

Smith Creek Valley, 55 M E of NAS Fallon, NV, USA
pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
23rd October 2001
USN
F/A-18C 164251
AC 403
Strike Fighter Squadron,VFA-105, "Gunslingers," Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Va engine caught fire at low level about 20 miles west of the Nevada Test Site near the Nellis Air Force Range Lt. Micah Manningham, ejected safely   Martin-Baker
7th November 2001
Finland
F-18 Hornet HN-430 Karstula HN-413 and HN-430 collided on a training mission at night.HN-413 sustained severe damage but was able to return to base on one engine pilot Senior Lt. Jouni Junttila ejected   Martin-Baker

16th January 2002


USN

Boeing  F/A-18A

 162868 AF 300

 VFA‑203

Believed to be gear failure during landing run. Savannah, Georgia, USA


Salvadorean AF

Pilot ejected

[can anyone confirm the nationality of the pilot]

 

Martin-Baker

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
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
 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
18th October 2002       VFA 41
Black Aces
Lemoore Naval Air Station, Calif
       
18th October 2002       VFA 41
Black Aces
Lemoore Naval Air Station, Calif
     
31st October 2002
USN
F/A-18 Hornet     Aircraft Landing gear collapsed on arrested landing following ramp strike      
3rd November 2002
US
F/A-18 Hornet     Aircraft failed to return from night at sea bombing mission      
14th November 2002
USMC
F/A‑18D 163749
SH 243
MCAS Miramar, CA. USA
VMFAT‑101 during BFM flight in Pacific100 M SW of MCAS Miramar, CA pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
18th December 2002
USN
 F/A‑18A 162883 NSAWC during air wing training, 6 M N of Gabbs, NV, USA mid-air collision.  Two aircraft destroyed.    pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
6th January 2003
USN
F/A-18 Hornet     Aircraft departed runway during landing rollout      
17th January 2003
USN
F/A-18 Hornet     Aircraft departed runway during landing rollout.      
17th January 2003
USN
F/A-18 Hornet     Aircraft lost over ocean during day functional check flight      
11th February 2003
Spanish AF
EF-18A     Gando, Gran Canaria pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
18th February 2003
USN
F/A‑18C
Hornet
163748 
NG 411
VFA‑147
USS Carl Vinson
Aircraft departed controlled flight during BFM flight. Western Pacific pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
30th March 2003
Malaysian AF
F-18     Malaysia ejected safely   Martin-Baker
ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Thursday, 2nd April 2003
3:45 p.m. EST

USN
F/A-18 Hornet   VFA 195
based in Atsugi, Japan
deployed with Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)
Operation Iraqi Freedom -
hit by two U.S. Patriot Missiles in a "friendly fire" accident
in the area near Kerbala,  Iraq
Lt. Nathan Dennis White ejected but found dead on ground on Saturday Martin-Baker
17th April 2003
USMC
F-18     San Clemente Island ejected safely   Martin-Baker
ejected safely   Martin-Baker
22nd July 2003
USN
F/A-18 Hornet     Aircraft hit ground during night close air support mission      
26th May 2003
CAF
CF-18 Hornet 188732   416 Tactical Fighter Squadron Malfunctioning control system caused an uncontrollable spin. Crashed while returning from a training mission on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range during Exercise Maple Flag 36. Capt. Kevin Naismith ejected at approx. 3000ft. at high speed but died of his injuries received during ejection. Martin-Baker
05 Sep 03
USN
      Stuck throttle in flight pilot ejected short of runway    
11th September 2003
USN
F/A‑18D 164198
AD 432
VFA‑106 Arrestor cable broke, failed cross deck pendant, during landing and aircraft skidded into the water Atlantic off VA, USA pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
15th October 2003
USMC
F/A‑18A 206163
VE 147
VMFA‑115 Struck water during ACM. Crashed in sea 40 M off Hilton Head Island, SC, USA Marine Capt. Matthew R. McInerney and Maj. Breton L. Saunders ejected safely

WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT

  Martin-Baker
15th October 2003
USMC
F/A‑18A 163159
VE 204
VMFA‑115 Struck water during ACM. Crashed in sea 40 M off Hilton Head Island, SC, USA   Martin-Baker
17th December 2003
USAF
F/A‑18C XE VX‑9, NAWS China Lake, CA, USA Ran off runway during landing pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
                 
27th June 2004
USMC
F/A-18
Hornet
163145
AC
VMAF 115, The Silver Eagles
MAG 31

CVW-3
USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75)
taking part in a training exercise crashed south of the Azores, in the eastern Atlantic Pilot Capt. Franklin R. Hooks
killed
Martin-Baker
NACES
10th March 2004
USN
FA-18C   VFA-94 Aircraft departed runway on landing and overturned      
24th March 2004
USN
F/A‑18C   VFA-82 Aircraft struck water pilot ejected and was rescued  
26th March 2004
USN
F/A‑18C 164689 
AJ 307
VFA‑15 ran off runway during take‑off, Raleigh ‑ Durham IAP, NC, USA
Lt. j.g. Wesley Baumgartner ejected safely
 
Martin-Baker
29th March 2004
10 a.m. CST

USN
F/A‑18A 162839
AF 301
VFA‑203  hit power lines at low level nr Piney river S of Spring City, W of Watts Bar Lake, N of Chattanooga,crashed near U.S. 27 TN Navy Reserve Cdr. Kevin T. Hagnstad, broke an ankle when he ejected   Martin-Baker
21st April 2004
USMC
FA-18A   VMFA-112 Aircraft failed to return to base during night training event      
28th May 2004
USN
FA-18C   VFA-82 FLIR TFOA      
19th June  2004
CAF
CF-18 188761 441sq over Yellowknife Pilot ejected injured   Martin-Baker
27th June  2004
USMC
FA-18A   VMFA-115 Aircraft crashed at sea during night training mission      
28th June  2004
USMC
FA-18C   VMFA-122 Aircraft departed runway on day landing      
21st July 2004
USMC
F/A‑18A   VMFA‑134 collided with F/A‑18B 162870 nr Arlington, over Columbia River, OR, USA pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
26th August 2004
USN
F/A‑18C NE303 VFA‑151 NAS North Island, CA

Ran off end of runway  on night divert. at NAS North Island, CA and ended up in San Diego harbour

Lt. Jason Doyle Walker ejected safely   Martin-Baker
14th September 2004
USMC
F/A‑18C 164904
WD 00
VMFA‑212 crashed prior to day approach to landing about 10 M SW of RAAF Tindal, Australia pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
20th September 2004
USMC
F/A‑18A 161970
MG 00
VMFA‑321
MCAS Quantico, VA, USA
ran off runway, MCAS Quantico, VA, USA pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
9th November 2004
USN
F/A‑18C AG VFA‑131 5 M N of Nellis AFB, NV, USA  pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
NACES
1st December 2004
USN
F/A‑18A  
Blue Angel
Hit water 6 M offshore in Gulf of Mexico nr Perdido Key, FL, USA Lieutenant Ted Steelman  ejected safely taken by helicopter to Pensacola Naval Hospital -later released Martin-Baker
SJU-5A
29th January 2005
6:30 p.m., Japan Standard Time

USN
F/A-18F   (VFA) 102
USS Kitty Hawk
(CV 63)
Atsugi, Japan
in an accident on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, approximately 100 miles southeast of Yokosuka, Japan

Pilot, Lt. j.g. Jon Vanbragt


Lt. Cmdr. Markus Gudmundsson
Martin-Baker NACES
2nd May 2005
USMC
F/A-18F   Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Miramar in San Diego

aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

collided with another jet over Iraq Maj. John C. Spahr killed  
2nd May 2005
USMC
F/A-18F   Capt. Kelly C. Hinz killed  
Monday 18th July 2005
USN
F/A-18E Super Hornet ? VFA-122

Lemoore Naval Air Station

Midair collision with F/A-18F - crash site in the Mojave Desert Lt. Bruce L. Clark ejected but was killed.  
Monday 18th July 2005

11:29 a.m.


USN
F/A-18F Super Hornet ? VFA-122 Lemoore Naval Air Station Midair collision with F/A-18E crash site in the Mojave Desert Martin-Baker
NACES
(VFA) 14 Lt. John Bonenfant ejected sustained injuries Lt. Noel Sawatzky ejected sustained injuries Martin-Baker
NACES
Tuesday 16th August 2005 08:40a.m.
CAF
CF-18 188745 425 Alouette Tactical Fighter Squadron
CFB Bagotville
100 kilometers North-East of  3 Wing Bagotville, Northern Quebec, Canada Pilot Captain Colin Marks ejected found safe in a forested area Martin-Baker
SJU-9/A
Friday 14th October 2005
08:30h

USN
F/A-18C Hornet 163461
AD-324
VFA-106
"Gladiators",

NAS Oceana

Deployed to Key West, Florida for training

crashed in shallow water off the
Florida Keys
 Pilot ejected, rescued form water by helicopter, taken to Lower Keys Hospital -  suffered a broken arm and a collapsed lung   Martin-Baker
NACES
                 
January 2006
USN
F/A-
18C Hornet
    Crashed near Seeley, a town
adjacent to El Centro Naval
Air Facility
Operational Loss
LCDR Frank C. Wittwer

killed
 
Saturday 28th January 2006
at approximately 4:17 a.m. (PST).

USN
 
F/A-18C Hornet  
VFA 25
CAW 14
USS Ronald Reagan

CVN 76
 Crashed into the sea  approximately 120 miles southeast of Brisbane, Australia, while trying to land on on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
NACES
Monday 6th February 2006
17:17 h

USN
F/A-18D Hornet
VFA-125
"Rough Raiders"

Lemoore Naval Air Station

Operating from Key West

Crashed in the Atlantic 5 miles south of Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Florida Keys Pilot ejected and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter - 7th Coast Guard District, Miami.   Martin-Baker
NACES
Tuesday 21st February 2006
5:00 p.m.

USMC
F/A-18 Hornet Crusaders of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, Marine Aircraft Group 31.
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
crashed into coastal waters off of Key West Maj. Steven Feltenberger  from MCAS, Beaufort, ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Monday 26th June 2006
                                             
photo usn

VFA|-125
Rough Riders


Lemoore Naval Air Station, CA
Flying a training mission in collision with an F/A-18 Hornet. Crashed at Fort Hunter Liggett. Other pilot killed Pilot ejected -returned to NAS Lemore

Name will not be released at pilot's request

 
Martin-Baker Mk.14 NACES

USN
F/A-18 Hornet ???
Monday 26th June 2006
USN
F/A-18 Hornet ??? Flying a training mission in collision with an F/A-18 Hornet. Crashed at Fort Hunter Liggett. First Lt. Brian R. Deforge (USMC) did not eject and was killed upon impact   Martin-Baker Mk.14 NACES
Thursday 30th November 2006
12:21

USMC
F/A-18D Hornet 163471
VMFAT-101
Sharpshooters
link
MCAS Miramar

news link


Crashed east of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar,
on the north side of the base, south of Pomerado Road, San Diego causing small brush fire.
Pilot, Captain Jonathan Ashmore, ejected landing in a canyon in an unpopulated area, of the base, near a Scripps Ranch neighborhood. Recovered and treated by medics Martin-Baker
2nd seat unoccuppied    

Tuesday 20th March 2007
3:19 p.m. (local time).

USMC
F/A-18C  Hornet 164725  
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323
"Death Rattlers"
Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Crashed into the north Arabian Sea. The carrier was, its aircraft flying ground-attack missions over Afghanistan

"Carrier Strike Group is currently supporting Operation Enduring Freedom as well as conducting Maritime Security Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations" - USN

pilot ejected   Martin-Baker NACES
Monday night 30th July 2007
USN
F/A-18C Hornet  
Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195
 USS Kitty Hawk
Carrier Air Wing 5
Crashed at sea during a night training mission,  about 400 miles southeast of Guam Pilot ejected safely and recovered by USN helo   Martin-Baker NACES

Thursday 11th October 2007
16:00h

USN
F/A-18A Hornet  
VFA-87
"Golden Warriors"
Oceana
about 70 miles of the coast near Virginia-North Carolina Pilot
[an instructor with the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School at Oceana]ejected
 sustained a few major injuries and many minor ones
 recovered by
 Coast Guard  helo "6003"

News LINK

  Martin-Baker SJU-5

Monday 7th January 2008
1 pm EST

USN
F/A-18E
Super Hornet
  VFA-
CVW-3
USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75)
Mid-air collison while providing en route close air support from Iraq crashed in the Persian Gulf Pilot ejected
been rescued and taken back to the ship
  Martin-Baker
NACES

Monday 7th January 2008
1 pm EST


USN
F/A-18F
Super Hornet
  VFA-
CVW-3
USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75)
Mid-air collison while providing en route close air support from Iraq crashed in the Persian Gulf     Martin-Baker
NACES
Pilot ejected
been rescued and taken back to the ship
NFO ejected
been rescued and taken back to the ship
Martin-Baker
NACES
Monday 8th December 2008
USMC
F/A-18
Hornet
 
VMFAT-101
Sharpshooters
link
MCAS Miramar

3rd Marine Air Wing
training squadron
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Crashed in San Diego neighborhood near Interstate 805, near the air base
     
Pilot ejected
taken to Balboa Naval Hospital
2nd seat unoccuppied Martin-Baker
Further details when available
                 

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Australia

Canada

Finland

Kuwait


Spain

Switzerland

USMC

USN
 
EJECTION SEATS [notes need completing]

 

Martin-Baker Model Mk 10
Martin-Baker Model Mk.
CDN10S(Front)
Martin-Baker Model Mk.CDN10S-1(Rear)


US Designations
SJU-6/A (Front- early F-18s)
SJU-5/A (Rear - Early F-18s)

Martin-Baker Model Mk 14
NACES
US Designations
SJU-17-1/A (Front)
SJU-17-2/A (Rear)

 photos Martin-Baker

Mk 14 NACES Mk 14 NACES

page last updated
Monday, 08 December 2008 22:04

SOME NOTES ON THE EJECTION SYSTEMS

LINK

Accession Number : ADA139416

Title :   Physiological Acceptability Tests of the Modified SJU-5/A Ejection Seat for the F-18 Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Phase rept. for May-Jun 83,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Miller,K.

Report Date : JAN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The program was conducted to demonstrate physiological acceptability of the Martin-Baker SJU-5/A (modified) Escape System planned for installation in the Navy's F-18 aircraft. Twenty ejection tests were run on the Naval Air Development Center Ejection Tower Facility using both anthropomorphic dummies and human volunteer test subjects. As a result of this program the seat was found to be physiologically acceptable.

Descriptors :   *Ejection seats, Human factors engineering, Acceptance tests, Physiological effects, Naval aircraft, Modification, Deficiencies

Subject Categories : AIRCRAFT
      HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING & MAN MACHINE SYSTEM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE