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               Argentina -

Fuerza Aeréa Argentina (FAA) 
Commando de Aviacion Naval Argentina (CANA)

 

  Chronological Listing of Argentinian
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
23-10-1961
FAA
F-86F Sabre-30-NA C-118 Villa Reynolds Air Base Crashed near Villa Reynolds Air Base     NAA
03/04/1963
Argentine Navy
Grumman F9F-2B Panther 0422
3-A-107

BuAer127092

1° Escuadrilla de Ataque collided to another Panther 0424  near Arroyo de la Mesa (Buenos Aires) Capitan de Corbeta Ramón Corvera ejected   Grumman
03/04/1963
Argentine Navy
F9F-2B Panther 0424
3-A-109
  collided with the Panther 0422   near Arroyo de la Mesa (Buenos Aires) Carmelo Artesiano Argote ejected   Grumman
02/03/1964
Argentine Navy
F9F-2B Panther 0449
3-A-101
  crashed near Punta Alta(Buenos Aires)  Osvaldo Borzone ejected   Grumman
01.08.66   A‑4P Skyhawk C‑203  (msn 11606)Ex USN A‑4B BuAer 142421   near Olathe (Kansas the USA) Cap. J. Rodriguez Morel  ejected   Escapac 1
??-??-1968
FAA
A-4 Skyhawk       Ejected OK – some injuries   Escapac 1
08.05.68   F‑86F‑30‑NA Sabre

C‑128 (msn 191‑710)Ex USAF 52‑5014A

 

  Collision with F‑86F C‑101 over  San Carlos (San Juan) Cap. Correa Cuenca ejected    
31.05.68   A‑4P Skyhawk C‑216  (msn 11352)Ex USN A‑4B BuAer 142098   near V° Brigada Aerea Cap. Destri ejected    
31.05.68   A‑4P Skyhawk C‑217  (msn 11809)Ex USN A‑4B BuAer 142747   near V° Aerial Brigade

Cap. A. Iananello ejected  

   
23rd September 75
CANA
 A-4Q Skyhawk 0666/3-A-313   crashed into sea after catapult from aircraft-carrier "25 de Mayo"
                   ,
                                                 Teniente de Navio C.Sánchez Alvarado ejected.

 

   
23rd March 1976
FAA
Mirage IIIEA I-009   destroyed in crash Primer Ten. S. Garcia ejected safely.   Martin-Baker
 

I‑009 Mirage IIIEA(msn 7F/7D)

Arribo al pals el 20.05.73 a bordo del C‑130H TC‑

66.Primer vuelo en 08.73. Destrucc16n total por accidente el 23.03.76,piloto 1 °Ten S.Garcia eyectado.

18th july 1977
FAA
A-4 Skyhawk 0664/3-A-311                       destroyed in crash near Río Gallegos airport, CC J. Czar ejected safely - some injuries   Escapac 1
27th july 1977   A‑4P Skyhawk C‑201

msn 11861

Ex USN A‑4B BuAer 142799

  near Chalanta (San Luis) 1° Tte. J. Gonzalez ejected   Escapac 1
15th November 1979
also seen as 26th November 1979

FAA
Dagger C-406
(c/n S-13
  Engine problems. Crashed near la Estancia Santa Lidiad, Azul, Buenos Aires
1er. lieutenant Amílcar Cimatti ejected safely
  Martin-Baker
4th December 1979 Arg AF  Canberra            
?? ?? 1979
FAA
A-4 Skyhawk     Bahia Blanca during a flight
from Rio Gallegos
Hector  Luna
ejected

 
Douglas
01.07.80   4P Skyhawk C 213 (msn 11383)Ex- USN To 4B BuAer 142129   Crashed Soldasla Hill Inti Huasi (San Luis)

pilot Alf. Ibarlucea  ejected

 

   
1st May 1982
FAA
Canberra B.62   Grupo 2 shot down north of Falklands Martin-Baker
Lt. Ibanez ejected - not recovered Lt. Gonzalez ejected - not recovered Martin-Baker
21st May 1982
FAA
Dagger A C‑407 (msn S‑26) II° Escuadron Aeromovil Shot down by sidewinder from Sea Harrier FRS.1 ZA190 [Steve Thomas], north of Port Howard 1° Teniente Jorge Senn ejected Martin-Baker
21st May 1982
CANA
A-4Q Skyhawk 0660
3-A-307
3 Escuadrilla de Caza y Ataque Combat loss over Falkland Sound shot down over San Carlos area, Falklands Capitán de Corbeta Alberto Philippi ejected safely.
Escapac 1
21st May 1982
CANA
 A-4Q Skyhawk 0665
3-A-312
3 Escuadrilla de Caza y Ataqu
 Rio Grande
Combat loss over Falkland Sound, damaged by AA near Puerto Argentino (or Port Stanley), Falklands after bombing HMS 'Ardent'

Teniente de Navio Arca
ejected safely

Escapac 1
21st May 1982
FAA
A-4C Skyhawk C-309 Grupo 4 de Caza Combat loss over West Falkland

Teniente Lopez
ejected and was killed

Escapac 1
21st May 1982


FAA

Pucara      

Maj. Carlos Tomba

Martin-Baker
21st May 1982


FAA

Pucara       Cpt. Benitez ejected   Martin-Baker
21st May 1982
FAA
Dagger A C‑403(msn 5‑16) II° Escuadron Aeromovil. Derribado Shot down by sidewinder from Sea Harrier FRS.1 ZA190 [Steve Thomas] Capitan Guillermo  Donadile ejected Martin-Baker
21st May 1982
FAA
Dagger A C‑404(msn 5‑12) II° Escuadron Aeromovil. Shot down by sidewinder from Sea Harrier FRS. 1 ZA175 [Sharky Ward]  Major Gustavo  Piuma Justo ejected Martin-Baker
see LINK provided by Pablo Calcaterra
21st May 1982
FAA
Dagger C-409 III° Escuadron Aeromovil. hot down by sidewinder from Sea Harrier FRS. 1 XZ455 1° Teniente Hector  Luna
ejected
at very low level
Martin-Baker
23rd May 1982
CANA
A-4Q Skyhawk 0659/3-A-306 Base Aeronaval Alte. Quijada, Río Grande aircraft suffered brake problems when landed fully armed with bombs from a mission during the Falklands War, when the aircraft was bouncing off the runway. The aircraft was repaired! the pilot, Capitán de Corbeta
Carlos Zubizarreta ejected, but hit the ground hard and killed
  Escapac 1
24-05-1982
FAA
Dagger A C‑410(msn S‑06)   Shot down by sidewinder from Sea Harrier FRS. 1 ZA193 Mayor  Gustavo Luis Puga ejected   Martin-Baker
24-05-1982
FAA
Dagger A C‑419 (msn S‑35)   Shot down by AIM‑9L Sidewinder Sea Harrier FRS.1 XZ457 Capitan Raul  Diaz ejected   Martin-Baker
25-5-1982
FAA
A-4C Skyhawk C-319 Grupo 4 de Caza Combat loss San Carlos Water

Teniente Lucero  ejected successfully and was recovered

by HMS Fearless

Escapac 1
25-5-1982
FAA
A-4C Skyhawk C-304 Grupo 4 de Caza Combat loss when returning from a mission on San Carlos Water Capitan Garcia
successfully ejected  but was not recovered from the water. His body was washed ashore  in a dinghy at Golding Island in 1983
Escapac 1
26-05-1982
CANA
MB326       Lt. Col. Mazorra   Martin-Baker
Lt. Col. Chiaretio   Martin-Baker
27th May 1982
FAA
 A-4B Skyhawk C-215

Ex- USN 4B BuAer 142102

Grupo 5 de Caza Combat loss at Ajax Bay, 40 mm AAA from HMS Intrepid
[see FEEDBACK below]
Teniente Mariano  A. Valasco
ejected succesfully
  Escapac 1
FEEDBACK

". . .  In 1982 I served onboard HMS INTREPID and spent most of my time in the Falklands in San Carlos, on the 27th May that year I opened fire on two A4 Skyhawks hitting one of them and for 25 years believing I had killed that pilot.

Last year 2007 I was watching a documentary about the Falklands and noticed that the pilot I had shot down and thought I had killed was still alive, I have traced the pilot, his name is Valasco, we have exchanged many e-mails and he has confirmed to me that HMS FEARLESS could not have hit him as previously thought, as we were the sister ship to Fearless i believe it was mistaken as them when really it was us who hit him!

I spent Friday last week sat with my old Captain, Rear Admiral Dingemans and he once again confirmed to me that it was Intrepid who shot the A4 down."

Best Wishes
Neil Wilkinson
Ex AB Gunner HMS INTREPID
in email 4th August 2008

28-05-1982
FAA
Pucara     ?????  Lt. Arganaraz   Martin-Baker
28-05-1982
FAA
Pucara       Lt. Cruzado   Martin-Baker
8-6-1982
FAA
A-4B Skyhawk C-228 Grupo 5 de Caza Deployed to Rio Gallegos. Combat loss over Choiseul Sound shot down AIM-9L fired from British Sea Harrier ZA177 from 800 Sqn. flown by Flt. Lt. Morgan. Crashed into the sea about two miles north of Middle Island

 Alferez Vazquez
unsuccessfully ejected 
and was killed

Escapac 1
13-Jun-82
FAA
Canberra         Martin-Baker
Captain Pastrain Capt. Casado is killed  
12.07.83   A‑4P Skyhawk C‑235  (msn 11827)Ex USN A‑4B BuAer 142765  

crashed near Denney (Buenos Aires)

 

Pilot Alf. A. Botana  ejected    
31.10.-1984
FAA
A-4P Skyhawk C‑234 (msn 11822) Ex- USN To 4B BuAer 142760   near Estancia San Migue (Cordoba) Pilot Alf. R. Elias  ejected OK - some injuries   Escapac 1
19.11.84   A‑4P Skyhawk C‑237  (msn 11850)Ex USN A‑4B BuAer 142788   18 miles of Vicuna Mackena (Cordoba)

 

 

Pilot Alf. J. J. Janer ejected

 

   
03-04-1985
FAA
Mirage        Pilot ejected OK   Escapac 1
19-Apr-85 or 29th ??
FAA
Mirage IIICJ C‑707   5 mn soth west of  Rio Gallegos(Santa Cruz)  Major.Alberto  Kajihara   Martin-Baker
22may86
CANA
A-4Q Skyhawk 0658/3-A-305   crashed near Cmdte. Espora naval base
Teniente de Fragata José Plá ejected safely.
   
12-Jun-87
FAA
Dagger            
??-??-1987
FAA
A-4 Skyhawk       Pilot ejected OK - some injuries   Escapac 1
4.10.-1988
FAA
A-4P Skyhawk C‑236 (msn 11846)Ex USN A‑4B BuAer 142784   Crashed near El Cuy (Rio Negro)  Pilot ejected OK - some injuries   Escapac 1
19th December  1988
Argentine Navy
AerMacchi MB326 Nr 101   Sudden impact over  Uruguay River at 350 kts...and 100 ft    
Lt. C. Gustavo Rodaro ejected but did not survive Co-pilot Lt. Gustavo Yannielli  ejected at low level
[personal testimony]
Martin-Baker
8th March 1989
FAA
Mirage     IS THIS THE LOSS BELOW ???     Martin-Baker
13-03-1989
FAA
Mirage           Martin-Baker
11-12-1989
CANA
AMD Super Etendard 0762/3-A-212 (msn 73)

2 Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Caza y Ataque at

Comandante Espora

firing manouevres, crashed near Isla Verde, Buenas Aires province Pilot Teniente de Fragata Félix Médici ejected safely
           ,
                             .
 
Martin-Baker

04-01-1990


FAA
Pucara       Capt. R. Galvan ejected   Martin-Baker
15-Mar-90
FAA
Mirage       J. M. Romero    
??-??-1991
FAA
A-4 Skyhawk       Pilot ejected OK - some injuries   Escapac 1
23 November 1991
FAA
PAMPA IA-63 Matricula E-802   impacted the
ground  in Mendoza while practicing for a fly past to celebrate the FAA's day
Hector  Luna
killed

 
Martin-Baker
31st August 1992
Argentine AF
IA63 Pampa E-813   Failed to
pull out of a dive during a practice display routine for the Farnborough Airshow. Crashed alongside the runway at Hurn Airport
   
Cdr. Juan Carlos Sapolsky killed Cpt. Omar Dario Gelardi killed Ejection sequence believed to have been initiated too late

It is though that one of the crew attempted unsuccessfully to eject just prior to impact. Both crew, ex-Falkland veterans Cdr. Juan Carlos Sapolsky  having been a Mirage pilot while Cpt. Omar Dario Gelardi flew Skyhawks

6-5-1994
FAA
 Mirage
IIIDA

IAI Dagger
I-020 Grupo 6 training flight - crashed near Tandil destroyed in crash pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
crew ejected safely   Martin-Baker
??-??1994
FAA
A-4 Skyhawk     Plane landed on the slopes of the Andes at 18,051 ft.  Pilot tried to eject but seat did not work. Pilot uninjured   Escapac 1
12-1-1995
Spanish AF
Casa C-101 E.25-32/74-01 Grupo 74
Matacaa
collided in mid-air with Casa C-101 E.25-60/74-14 approx. 35 miles south of Salamanca

Argentine Air Force Captain,  ejected safely but one broke his leg -

Spanish Pilot ejected safely - WHO was in which aircraft??

  Martin-Baker
12-1-1995
Spanish AF
Casa C-101 E.25-60/74-14 Grupo 74
Matacaa
collided in mid-air with Casa C-101 E.25-32/74-01 approx. 35 miles south of Salamanca   Martin-Baker
??-??-1995
FAA
A-4 Skyhawk       Ejected too low and parachute did not open - fatal   Escapac 1
2nd April 1996
FAA
Mirage III EA  I-020   engine failure near VI Air Force Base, Tandil city, in Buenos Aires province First Lieutenant Marcelo Del Punta ejected successfully at approximately 2000 Ft   Martin-Baker
instructor CAP Sergio Niclis ejected successfully at approximately 2000 Ft   Martin-Baker
9th December 2004   A-4 Skyhawk            
     
Monday 21st June 2004
FAA
Mirage 5
"Dagger"
  T   1er teniente Sebastián González Iturbe I ejected   Martin-Baker
Monday
21st June 2004
14:00h

Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Mirage V "Dagger" C-434 Grupo 6 de Caza
Tandil AFB
Rountine training flight. Engine flamed out. Could not restart. to Las Higueras Airport. Engine stopped during appraoach to landing. Crashed  Rio Cuarto city, Cordoba province Argentina   Primer Teniente Sebastián González Iturbe ejected safely without any injury at aproximatly 700 ft AGL

[personal testimony]

Martin-Baker JM-6
Tuesday, 1st May 2007 11:10 AM
Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Mirage III     Part of a military display to mark the 25th anniversary of the Argentine air force's first combat flights over the Falkand Islands. Ran into a fog bank at the end of the air strip following a low flying pass Crashed in a field next to the Tandil VI Air Brigade The pilot, Lieutenant Marcos Peretti did not eject. He steered the plane towards an unpopulated area where the aircraft crashed and he was killed no ejection
Friday 3rd July 2009
10:00

Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Mirage III   6th Air Brigade, based in Tandil Claraz , flat area close to Necochea, famous summer beach in Buenos Aires province Primer Teniente
(1st Lieutenant)
Martín Ignacio Bettiol
ejected
  Martin-Baker

Thanks to Rafael for additional information on this ejection

Wednesday 8th September 2010
FAA
FMA IA-58  Pucara A598 3rd Aerial Brigade. EFE Reconquista Crash on the outskirts of the city of Reconquista, 780 kilometres (485 miles) north of Buenos Aires, Teniente Mariano Forgit
e
jected at very low altitude
killed
Martin-Baker AP06A
                 

 

Sincere Thanks to everyone who has helped with this page by providing additions, amendments, photos
 

Lt. Gustavo Yannielli
First Lieutenant Marcelo Del Punta
Mr. Javier Mosquera
 Primer Teniente Sebastián González Iturbe
Rafael

 


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