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Chronological Listing of Egyptian
Losses & Ejections

القوات الجوية المصرية‎
Al-Qūwāt al-Gawwīyä al-Miṣrīyä


 (ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT AIR FORCE)

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
  PRELIMINARY NOTES ON THE EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE
1917

Gaza - Egyptian 1st Infantry Division work as ground handlers to the 21st Company Royal Flying Corps, 43 Balloon Section

1929

Royal Aero Club d'Egypt formed

1932

Egyptian Army Air Force founded
EAAF

1933

10 Avro 626 bought from Britain for the EAAF - 2 were lost in fog  over France during delivery flight

 

 

 

The Egyptian Minister and Kaimakam Tait Bey inspecting the pilots under Bimbashi Webster.

 

 

 

Flight: 16th November 1933

"The machines will be leaving for Egypt shortly under the command of Sqd. Ldr. V. H. Tait, whose Egyptian rank is Kaimakam Tait Bey, and who has been seconded for duty with the Egyptian Government. Second  n command will be Bimbashi S. N. Webster, whose Egyptian rank obscures, even if it does not conceal, the identity of the winner of the Schneider Trophy Contest at Venice in 1927"

Flight: 23rd November 1933

The Avros are flying to Cairo, by way of Paris, Marseilles, Rome, Sicily, Tunis, Tripoli, Benghazi and Mersa Matruh.

18th November 1933 Avro 626
RAF crew
    Bad landing near Wismes-au-Val, France      
escaped unhurt escaped unhurt  
18th November 1933 Avro 626
Egyptian Crew
    Crashed while attempting to avoid high tension cables  near Moncmaux, Blangy-sur-Bresle, France      
Lt. Fuad Haggag
killed
Lt. Doss
killed
 
Flight: 23rd November 1933

"It is with regret that we have to report that two of the machines crashed, in fog, on their way to Paris on November 18. One machine crashed at Moncmaux and both occupants, Mr. Haggag and Mr. Dors, were burnt to death. The other machine crashed near Wismes-au-Val, and also caught fire, but pilot and passenger escaped unhurt."

Flight: 30th November 1933

Fog the Enemy

IN connection with the mishaps in France last week to two of the Avro 626 machines now en route to Egypt, certain inaccuracies in the original reports are likely to have given a wrong impression of what happened, and it becomes advisable to place on record the actual facts. To begin with, the report published (not in FLIGHT) that engine trouble was a contributory cause is wrong. A report from Sqd. Ldr. Tait makes it clear that there was no blame whatever attaching to the Armstrong-Siddeley " Cheetah " engines. The accidents were caused solely by the difficulties of flying in conditions of very bad visibility.
The machine whose occupants were killed was gliding in over a belt of trees to make a landing in what appeared to be a suitable field, when the pilot found an obstruction in the form of a line of high-tension cables. Being unable to " zoom " over the cables in time, he put the nose of his machine down in an effort to get underneath the cables. Before the pilot could get the nose up again the machine hit the ground at considerable speed, bounced and, on hitting the ground again, the petrol tanks burst. Had the pilot not broken formation, but remained with the formation, all would have been well, as le Bourget was reached safely. The second machine made a forced landing, ran into soft ground and turned over slowly. It did not catch fire at all, and was not " written off."

1933 Avro 626            
RAF pilot killed    
September 1934
Further deliveries of Avro Aircraft to EAAF

They started on their journey to Egypt on Monday September 17, and are flying to Cairo by way of Paris, Marseilles, Naples, Catania (Sicily), Tunis, Tripoli, Benghazi, and Mersa Matruh. Their duties in Egypt will include cooperation in anti-contraband measures, aerial survey of the south-western desert regions, and the establishment there of a network of landing grounds.

The following are the names of the officers and men who will man the machines on their flight to Egypt: —

Name

Notes

 


Kaimakam (Colonel) Victor Hubert Tait Bey

1 Aug 1932:                 Senior Air Advisor, British Military Mission, Egypt
1935:  King Fuad has granted the title of Miralai—Colonel—in the Egyptian Army to Sqn. Ldr. Victor H.Tait,
15 Apr 1940:               Ceased to be seconded for Special Duty

 

 

Bimbashi (Major) Sidney N. Webster, A.F.C.

1 Oct 1933:           Seconded to Egyptian Government. (Egyptian AAF)
28 Aug 1939:         Secondment ceased

Mulazim Awal (Lieutenant) Abdel Halim Mohammed Deghedi

 

Mulazim Awal (Lieutenant) Abdel Monim el Midati

 

Mulazim Awal (Lieutenant) Mohammed Abdel Monim Ahmed

 

Mulazim Tami (2nd Lieutenant) Mohammed Abdel Halim Khalifa

 

Mulazim Tami (2nd Lieutenant) Ismail Hakki Haroun

 

Mulazim Tami (2nd Lieutenant) Hassan Akif

 

Mulazim Tami (2nd Lieutenant) Saleh Mohammed Saleh

 

Mulazim Tami (2nd Lieutenant) Noman Abdel Raouf Nada

 

Mulazim Tami (2nd Lieutenant) Hassan Mahmoud

 

Warrant Officer H. Dingwall

 

Warrant Officer A. T. Martin,

 

Warrant Officer H. L. Whitlock

 

Warrant Officer H. R. Walker

 

Shawish (Sergeant) Ali Shihata Adan

 

Onbashi (Corporal) Sayed Sharawi

 

Nafar (Private) Ahmed Abdel Razek Salim

 

Nafar (Private) Ahmed Ibrahim Mustafa

 

Nafar (Private) Mohammed Mahmoud el Kasabg

 
   
1936 Royal Egyptian Air Force formed
REAF
                 
9th March 1938 Royal Air Force Hawker Fury II K8241 Centra] Flying School, Upavon Crashed near Frome, Somerset Lt. Mohammed Mustafa Ismail
Egyptian Army Air Force
killed
   
16th May 1941
REAF
Avro Anson     Stolen by defecting General Aziz Ali al Masri. Forced to land in a field north of Cairo due to oil pump failure      
Full crew not known
7th July 1941 Gloster Gladiator     Shot down by Lt Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt over Al Daba while flying to German territory Pilot Officer Ahmed Saudi Hussein
[believed killed
confirm ??]
   
Plt Off Hussein was one of several junior Egyptian Air Force officers who had decided to take aerial photos of RAF facilities to the Germans.
before or during  June 1944 Hurricane II   No 2 Squadron
REAF
Edku
Conversion training from Gladiators Flying Officer Rifaat
killed
   
?? September 1944 Hurricane II   No 2 Squadron
REAF
Edku
Collided with RAF Beaufighter of 108 Sqn Flying Officer Kasdy
killed
   
               
1948         first fighter shot down in the 1948 war by Gideon Rimon Lichtman      
15th May 1948
REAF
Spitfire     Shot down      
3rd June 1948
REAF
C-47     Shot down by M.Alon flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
3rd June 1948
REAF
C-47     Shot down by M.Alon flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
8th June 1948
REAF
Spitfire     Shot down by G.Lichtman flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
10th June 1948
REAF
Harvard     Shot down by M.Mann flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
19th June 1948
REAF
Sea Fury 701     Shot down in Palestine war 1948 'Abd al-Hamid Abu Zayd
missing
 
18Jul48
REAF
Spitfire VC     Shot down by M.Alon flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
22Sep48
REAF
Spitfire VC     Shot down by ? flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
23Sep48 Arab Airways Dragon Rapide     Shot down by G.Lichtman flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
16Oct48
REAF
Spitfire VC     Shot down by R.Augarten flying an Israeli Avia S-199 D-121 from 101 sqn      
16Oct48
REAF
Spitfire VC     Shot down by R.Augarten flying an Israeli Avia S-199 D-121 from 101 sqn      
19Oct48
REAF
Fury   1 sqn Shot down by L.Fichett flying an Israeli Beaufighter from 101 sqn - Manoeuver      
21Oct48
REAF
Spitfire LF.9   1 sqn Shot down by J.Doyle flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
4Nov48
REAF
C-47   3 sqn Shot down by ? flying an Israeli Avia S-199 from 101 sqn      
11th November 1948
REAF
Short Stirling   Al Arish Exploded in mid-air during practice flight    
Sqn Ldr Muhammad 'Adli Kafafi
killed
Sqn Ldr Mustafa Abd al Hamad
killed
 
22Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by R.Augarten flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
28Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by J.Doyle flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
28Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by J.Doyle flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
28Dec48
REAF
Spitfire   1 sqn Shot down by G.Levett flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
28Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by G.Levett flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
29Dec48
REAF
Spitfire   1 sqn Shot down by D.Willson flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
30Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by J.Doyle flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
30Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by J.McElroy flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
31Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by D.Willson flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
31Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by D.Willson flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
31Dec48
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by J.Doyle flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
5Jan49
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by S.Feldman flying an Israeli Spitfire from 101 sqn      
7Jan49
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by ? flying an Israeli P-51D from 101 sqn      
7th January 1949       Shot down by Israeli aircraft      
7Jan49
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by J.Doyle flying an Israeli Spitfire LF.9101 sqn from      
7Jan49
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by J.Doyle flying an Israeli Spitfire LF.9 from 101 sqn      
7Jan49
REAF
Macchi MC20 5V   2 sqn Shot down by B.Senior flying an Israeli Spitfire LF.9 from 101 sqn      
9th February 1953
REAF
Curtiss-Wright C-46   Cairo, Egypt        
28th October 1956
REAF
Curtiss C-46   Over the Mediterranean Sea        
   
29th December 1958   MiG-17     Shot down by Captain Yakov Nabo near border after entering Israel air space Pilot ejected    
                 
29th November 1966
UARAF
[EAF]
MiG-19     Shot down by Israeli aircraft      
5th June 1967
UARAF
[EAF]
MiG-17PF ??? Kabrit Aircraft badly damaged by Israeli aircraft Flight Lieutenant Mustafa Hafez
landed plane OK
No Ejection
   

 

5th June 1967
UARAF
[EAF]
MiG-21   El-Milayz Shot down while intercepting attacking Israeli aircraft Lt. Said Othman
killed
 
5th June 1967
EAF
MiG-21   Abu Seweir Aircraft crashed and exploded on landing at AFB 1st Lt Abdul Moniem Mursi
killed
 
5th June 1967
EAF
MiG-21   Inshas Ran out of fuel and baled out near coast Lt Hasan el-Qusri
ejected
returned to base
 

EAF
MiG-21   Inshas Having returned to the Air base took off again in another aircraft. Ran out of fuel again and crashed trying to land on roadway Lt Hasan el-Qusri
killed when his plane crashed on landing
5th June 1967
EAF
MiG-21   9th Air Brigade
Inshas
Shot down in error by EAF missile Sami Faud
CO of 9th Brigade
killed
 
                 
6th June 1967
EAF
MiG-19 ???            
  Samir Idris killed
6th June 1967
EAF
MiG-19   Fayad Shot down near coal mines in Sinai Salah Danesh
ejected
sustained back injury
Captured by Israeli forces
 
6th June 1967
EAF
MiG-19   Fayad Shot down Hishmat Sidki
ejected
   
6th June 1967
EAF
MiG-19   Fayad Shot down Saad Zaghoul
???
   
8th June 1967
EAF
Il-28      between Bir El-Abd and Romana in North Sinai Sqn. Ldr. Hanfy Mahgoub
ejected
died
   
A formation of the IL-28s that had returned from Yemen on the 5th flew on a mission over North Sinai to attack Israeli tanks. The attack took place between Bir El-Abd and Romana in North Sinai. The formation leader Sqn. Ldr. Hanfy Mahgoub was shot down. Some witnesses said that he was captured by Israelis and spent all his life in prisons. One of the original members of the raid said he saw him bailing out but he was killed before even reaching the ground. Sqn. Ldr. Mahgoub carries one of the highest ranked medals, The Medal of Honour
15th July 1967
EAF
MiG-21     Shot down      
15th July 1967
EAF
MiG-21     Shot down      
?? August 1967
EAF
???     Shot down Pilot ejected    
26th February 1968
EAF
MiG-21     Shot down Sami Marel
killed
   
08-mar-69
EAF
MiG-21     Shot down by Mirage IIICJ
Bitter lake
Lt.Abd el-Baki
ejected
POW
   
08-mar-69
EAF
MiG-21     Bitter lake Maj.Kamal ?    
15-mar-69
EAF
MiG-21     spin ilot ejected at 300m    
14-apr-69
EAF
MiG-21FL     Damaged, landed safely
Port Said
Ismail Imam    
19-may-69
EAF
MiG-19     Damaged, landed safely Rami    
21-may-69
EAF
MiG-21   104 AB Shot down by Mirage IIICJ ?    
21-may-69
EAF
MiG-21   104 AB Shot down by Mirage IIICJ      
21-may-69
EAF
MiG-21     (Israeli claim)      
24-jun-69
EAF
MiG-21F-13   104 AB Shot down by Mirage IIICJ
Near Suez
pilot recovered    
26-jun-69
EAF
      Ran out of fuel Pilot ejected safely    
26-jun-69
EAF
    102 AB Shot down by Mirage IIICJ      
26-jun-69
EAF
      Israeli claim      
26-jun-69
EAF
MiG-21     (Israeli claim      
2nd July 1969
EAF
MiG-21     Aircraft ran out of fuel. Crashed Eastern Desert area Ahmad Nur el-Din ejected at very low altitude and was killed SK-1
02-jul-69
EAF
MiG-21F-13   26 sqn Shot down by Mirage IIICJ      
02-jul-69
EAF
MiG-21     Israeli claim      
02-jul-69
EAF
MiG-21     Israeli claim      
07-jul-69
EAF
MiG-21   104 AB Shot down by Mirage IIICJ
Gordokha
     

07-jul-69


EAF

MiG-21

  104 AB

Gordokha
Shot down by Mirage IIICJ

?

   

20-jul-69


EAF

MiG-21

  104 AB

Friendly fire (57-mm AAA)
El-Mansurah

Maj. Hedra
ejected

  SK-1?

20-jul-69


EAF

MiG-17

   

El-Kantara
Shot down by Mirage IIICJ

?

   

24-jul-69


EAF

Su-7B

 

Belbeys

Friendly fire, Egyptian AAA
Near Suez

?

   

24-jul-69


EAF

Su-7B

 

Belbeys

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ
Near Suez

Maj. Nabil Sa'id
ejected
POW

  KM-1

24-jul-69


EAF

MiG-17F

   

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ

?

   

24-jul-69


EAF

MiG-17F

   

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ

?

   

24-jul-69


EAF

MiG-17F

    Shot down by Mirage IIICJ      

24-jul-69


EAF

MiG-17F

    Shot down by Mirage IIICJ      

24-jul-69


EAF

MiG-21

    Israeli claim      

26-aug-69?


EAF

MiG-21

    Shot down by AAA
Bir-Gifgafah
     

11-sep-69


EAF

MiG-17F

  Port Said Shot down by AAA  pilot killed    

11-sep-69


EAF

Su-7B

   

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ
Near Suez

?
pilot killed

   

11-sep-69


EAF

Su-7B

   

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ
Near Suez

?
pilot recovered

   

11-sep-69


EAF

Su-7B

   

Shot down by SAM "Hawk", Musala

?
pilot killed

   

11-sep-69


EAF

MiG-21

   

Damaged, landed safely
Kantara

Capt.Magdi

   
  losses on 11/9/1969.فIn the morning the 32 fighter-bomber aircraft (MiG-17, Sukhoi-7) to attack enemy positions east of the canal, and that the strike was a painful response, Israel has continued to clash violently with air base Mansoura continue until eight in the evening ..  On this day, 2 pilots from fighter-bombers on Israeli positions, jumped 7 pilots parachuted from the clashes in the air for the success of the first lieutenant pilot / Mustafa Mosque in shooting down a Mirage Sanblawin over the city and the families of Israeli airman.
28-9-1969                
  Israeli air force was able to Manhunt 2 Ilyushin-28 bombers were bombing the El Arish area at night, and during return successfully shot down and killed a pilot pilot / Mohamed Abdel-Gawad and enable the pilot pilot / Anis Khudair ejected and went to the beach after spending 20 hours at sea.

06-oct-69


EAF

MiG-21

   

Shot down,

?
pilot recovered

   

11-nov-69


EAF

MiG-21

  104 AB

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ
S of Suez

?
pilot ejected ok

   

04-jan-70


EAF

MiG-21

  104 AB

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ

Capt. Saker

   

09-jan-70


EAF

MiG-21M

   

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ

Lt. Aasy

   

24-jan-70


EAF

Su-7BMK

   

Shot down by SAM "Hawk", Al-Arish

?
pilot  ejected

   

08-feb-70


EAF

MiG-21

  104 AB

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ Hulwan

Sen.Lt. Ashmady
 ejected

   

08-feb-70


EAF

MiG-21

  104 AB

Ran out of fuel, El-Mansurah

Sen.Lt. Dmedit
 ejected safely

   

09-feb-70


EAF

MiG-21

   

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ Near Bitter lake

?

   

26-feb-70


EAF

MiG-21

  26 sqn

Shot down, Hulwan

Maj.Sameh Marei
pilot killed

   

28-feb-70


EAF

MiG-17

 

 

Shot down by 20-mm AAA

?

   

12-mar-70


EAF

Su-7BMK

 

 

Shot down Deversoir

?

   

27-mar-70


EAF

MiG-21

 

 

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ South part Suez

?

   

25-apr-70


EAF

IL-28R

 

Cairo-West

Shot down by F-4E

 

   
Pilot
Sqn. Ldr Mohamed Abdel Gawad

(Killed)
Navigator:
Lt. Abdallah
(Killed)
 

25-apr-70


EAF

IL-28R

 

Cairo-West

Shot down by Mirage IIICJ

 

   
Sqn. Ldr Anis Khodair
( Ejected safely) and was rescued after spending more than 24 hours in the sea
Navigator
Ahmed Fakhry
(Killed)
A street with his name in Cairo
 

15-may-70


EAF

IL-28U

 

Cairo-West

Friendly fire (Russian SA-3), Cairo-West

     
Sqn. Ldr. Salah Rashed
killed
Second pilot
Flt. Lt Dorry Riad Sakr
killed
 

26-jun-70


EAF

MiG-21

 

102 AB

Ran out of fuel, Gulf of Suez

?
pilot  ejected

   

26-jun-70


EAF

MiG-21

 

102 AB

Ran out of fuel, Gulf of Suez

?
pilot  ejected

   

30-jun-70


EAF

MiG-21

 

 

Damaged, landed safely

?

   

11-sep-71


EAF

Su-7BMK

 

Belbeys

 

?
pilot  killed

   

13-jun-72


EAF

MiG-21MF

 

104 AB

shot down by Mirage IIICJ NE Port Said

?
pilot  ejected

   

13-jun-72


EAF

MiG-21MF

 

104 AB

shot down by Mirage IIICJ NE Port Said

?
pilot  ejected

   
26th June 1970
??

EAF
MiG-21   102 Air Brigade
??
shot down on final approach to air field, Gulf of Suez or / EAF claim aircraft ran out of fuel Pilot ejected    
26th June 1970
??

EAF
MiG-21   102 Air Brigade
??
shot down on final approach to air field, Gulf of Suez or / EAF claim aircraft ran out of fuel Pilot ejected    
6th October 1973
EAF
Su-7     Shot down Captain Mohammed Atef Al-Sadat
[brother of Anwar Sadat]
killed
 
Sunday 14th October 1973
EAF
Egyptian aircraft  losses during major air engagement over El Mansourah with Israeli Air Force
MiG-21     Aircraft caught in the explosion of the F-4 Phantom he had just shot down over the northern Delta Lieutenant Mohamed Adoub
ejected
survived
[also stopped farmers on the ground from harming the Israeli pilot
   
MiG-21     MiG stalled after firing and downing an Israeli F-4 Phantom. Had run out of fuel. Attempted to make a forced landing. Quadri el Hamid
ejected at low level of approx. 50 METRES Suffered compression fracture and was hospitalised for several days.
   
MiG-21     Ran out of fuel      
MiG-21     Shot down      
MiG-21     Shot down      
MiG-21     Shot down      
MiG-21 variants thought to be MiG-21MFs - confirmation needed.
More details needed.
Two pilots ejected (shown above),
two others ejected and
two more were killed.
MORE AIRCRAFT COULD HAVE BEEN LOST. - CLAIMS FROM BOTH EGYPTIAN & ISRAELI SOURCES ARE NOT YET FULLY VERIFIED
                 
                 
18th October 1973
EAF
Mirage     Shot down by LAF enemy fire near Bordavil Laguna Captain Majd-ed-dien Rif'at Mohammad Ahmad ejected safely   Martin-Baker
19th October 1973
EAF
MiG-21     Shot down by SAM, hit in right wing, while attacking bridges over the Deversoir Gap Moustafa Hafiz ejected    
20th October 1973
EAF
MiG-21     Can anyone confirm outcome of this aerial engagement? Hassan Salem El-Rafai    
 

"This is a very popular video in Youtube among Egyptians and Arabs , it is known as the Egyptian Crazy Pilot , it was taken from a History channel TV series Dog fight in “DOGFIGHTS OF THE HOLY LAND” episode “Second season” {It was aired on the 10th of August 2007}

Now that Egyptian crazy pilot has a specific name and it is Hassan Salem El-Rafai and he is still alive unlike what was mentioned in the History Channel , this was not a desperate adventure of a mad Egyptian pilot with his poor MIG-21 , this was among the maneuvers the Egyptian pilots were trained for months on it . They already learnt from the Pakistani pilots in Syria , yup you are reading right. 

 

The Egyptian pilot used this maneuver to escape from the IAF and he had been trained on it day and night , yet it is very hard and was known among the Egyptian fleet as the death manoeuvre" 

 

1st September 1975
Egyptian Air Force
Tupolev Tu-16 K11-16
Badger
4403 36 Squadron
BB 403
Left engine fire causing munitions explosion in second navigator's gun. Crashed over El Menya area over the river Nile. Wg. Cmr. Keraidy deliberately flew the aircraft into the river Nile once he had ensured that he had given his crew the best chances of survival and that he had directed the aircraft away from civilian areas

         
Wing Commander Mohamed Abdel Wahab Keraidy
pilot
ejected
died later in hospital
Fl. Lt. Adel El Fikky
Co-pilot
( Ejected safely)
Major Samir Abdel Fattah
1st Navigator
(Died while trying to eject)
Captain Salah El Menshawy
2nd Navigator
( Died instantly from the explosion of the oxygen thermos behind him in the bomber)
Sergeant Kotb ???
Gunner
(Didn't bale out)
Radio Man: ???
( Didn't bale out)
This crash was the longest emergency case in the Egyptian Air Force. Wing Commander Keraidy was the first Egyptian officer to be given the Golden Military Bravery Medal, first Category without dying in a battle
July 1977 Libyan-Egyptian War
22nd July 1977
EAF
MiG-21     Shot down by Libyan SA-7 Grail during attack on LAF Bases south of Tobrik      
22nd July 1977
EAF
MiG-21 Fishbed     During attack on LAF airfield of the oasis of Kufra shot down      
23rd July 1977
EAF
MiG-21 Fishbed     Shot down by LAF Mirage 5D during attack on airfield south of Tobruk      
15th September 1978
also seen as 16th
Alpha Jet
demonstrator
E2/118- BQ CEAM
[
Centre d'Experimental Ariennes Militaries ]
Double engine flame-out occurred at fairly low altitude during demonstration flight in Egypt   Martin-Baker
Test Pilot Jean-Marie Saget
stayed with aircraft - made a wheels up landing

senior Egyptian Air Force officer
Group Air Commander: Samir Farid,
[passenger]
ejected
injured on landing
Martin-Baker
FLIGHT
Dassault's Jean-Pierre Saget, having bravely stayed with his aircraft after ordering his passenger to eject, survived the subsequent rather noisy crash-tinkle with a banged head. Coming round from which he noted, with appreciation, the efforts of a rescuer to pull him out . . . until he realised that the chap was about to pull the whole seat out by the ejection handle.
FLIGHT

Contaminated fuel downed Alpha Jet?

SOME reports suggest that fuel contamination may have been the cause of the double flame-out which caused an Alpha Jet demonstrator to crash in Egypt on September 16, the day before the agreement on licence production of the type was signed. The flame-out occurred at fairly low altitude, and Dassault-Breguet test pilot Jean-Marie Saget told his passenger, a senior Egyptian Air Force officer, to eject. Saget stayed with the aircraft and made a successful wheels up landing, though he was injured and the aircraft severely damaged. The Egyptian officer was also injured on landing. There were no other casualties. It is unlikely that the accident will affect the agreement, between Dassault-Breguet and the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation, to manufacture the Alpha Jet under licence at Helwan, south of Cairo. The Mirage 2000 is to follow the Alpha Jet on the Egyptian production line during the mid-1980s

 

15th January 1981
EAF
Mirage           Martin-Baker
15th April 1981
EAF
Tucano       W/C Mansour
ejected
  Martin-Baker
29 May 1981
EAF
Lockheed C-130H Hercules     Cairo, Egypt      
                 
 

At least one Egyptian Air Force Dassault Mirage 5SD, and possibly two others, crashed on November 1. The Mirages were taking part in a display to celebrate the EAF's 50th anniversary. Two Mirages bombed a target then the three Mirages flew through the bomb debris. One parachute was observed, and the aircraft crashed in the distance.
1482 FLIGHT International,

 

8 May 1984
EAF
F-4E Phantom II     Elbet Beni Salama, Egypt      
21st May 1987
EAF
F-16B Block 15A 9204 80-0647 232 TFB
Inshas AB
Engine failure at 20,000 feet. Attempted to land, aircraft stalled.     ACES II
Instructor Pilot
Wg. Cdr. El Degheedy
ejected very low altitude in near vertical attitude - killed
Student
Fl. Lt. Abdel Wahab Osama ejected very low altitude in near vertical attitude - killed
ACES II
21st May 1987
EAF
F-16A Block 15F 81-0653 232 TFB
Inshas AB
      ACES II
25th or 26th April 1989
EAF
Alphajet      Mistaken for an Israeli warplane. Shot down by Iraqi Forces when it flew over Baghdad arrived for an International Air Show. Crashed into a residential neighbourhood     Martin-Baker
EP10N
Eltouni
ejected
Co-pilot
ejected
Martin-Baker
EP10N
6th November 1990
EAF
F-16A Block 15E 81-0648 232 TFB
Inshas AB
Mid air collision near Port Said, Egypt     ACES II
6th November 1990
EAF
F-16A Block 15E 81-0650 232 TFB
Inshas AB
    ACES II
2nd October 1991
EAF
F-16A Block 15E 81-0649 232 TFB
Inshas AB
      ACES II
3rd August 1992
EAF
F-16A Block 15G 81-0657 232 TFB
Inshas AB
Mid air collision     ACES II
3rd August 1992
EAF
F-16A Block 15L 82-1063 232 TFB
Inshas AB
    ACES II
12th July 1993
EAF
F-16A Block 15J 82-1057 232 TFB
Inshas AB
      ACES II
9th September 1993
EAF
F-16C Block 40L 90-0924 262 TFB
Abu Suwayr AB
      ACES II
10th May 1994
EAF
F-16C Block 32B 85-1529 242 TFB
Beni Suef AB
      ACES II
21st September 1993
EAF
L-59E 1819   Crash landing      
14th July 1994
EAF
F-16D Block 40N 93-0514 272 TFB
Jiyanklis AB
      ACES II
     
4th October 1994
EAF
F-16C Block 40K 90-0913 262 TFB
Abu Suwayr AB
      ACES II
15th March 1995
EAF
F-16A Block 15K 82-1058 232 TFB       ACES II
23rd May 1995
EAF
F-16C Block 32B 85-1530 242 TFB
Beni Suef AB
      ACES II
7th April 1997
EAF
F-16D Block 40K 90-0937 262 TFB
Abu Suwayr AB
Mid Air     ACES II
     
7th April 1997
EAF
F-16C 90-0953       ACES II
29th December 1998
EAF
F-16           ACES II
12th June 1999
EAF
F-16C  Block 40R 9979
93-0525
272 TFB
Jiyanklis AB
Left the runway while landing. Aircraft damaged. Pilot ejected   ACES II

USAF 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah, USA - collected and repaired the aircraft back to operational status. Returned to Egypt in 2005

30th November 1999
EAF
Mirage 2000EM              
30th November 2000
EAF
Mirage 5            
2nd June 2001
EAF
F-16 block 40     Night training mission crashed near Port Saeed area     ACES II
pilot Flt. Lt. Maged Saad Abdel Moatty killed ??? ACES II
Tuesday 20th May 2003
EAF
MiG-21     Crashed on a training flight in Nile Delta near the city of Mansoura, some 180 kilometers (120 miles) north of Cairo pilot ejected safely    
13th July 2004
EAF
F-16C           ACES II
21st April 2008
13:00

EAF
Block 32
F-16C
85-1542 Beni Suef AB crashed south of air base pilot
Sqn. Ldr. Fikry Seif El Islam
killed
  ACES II
27th October 2008
EAF
SA Gazelle   Kebrit AFB midair collision  
 AGC Mohamed Talaat [second in command of SA Gazelle brigade at Kebrit AFB] WC Amr Ashour  
27th October 2008
EAF
SA Gazelle   Kebrit AFB midair collision      
AGC Gamal Salam WC Tarek Abdel Rahman  
24th February 2009
EAF
C-130H Hercules 1272/SU-BAC    Engine fire during night time training flight  in Aswan AFB during touch and goes. Sustained major damage.      
           
 Captain WC Walid ??? Fl Lt Amr Iraqi Nassar Fl Lt Abdel Wahab Ahmed Flight Engineer Maj Eng Mohamed Gohar    
Names of others on board appreciated. All on board killed
                 
6th June 2009
EAF
MiG-21MF     Crashed near Aswan AFB Flg. Off. Ahmed Kishk  
29th June 2009   Grob G-115 trainer   air force academy Crashed while performing aerobatics  
WC Wael El Refaeey Fl Lt Amr Samy Arrafa  
22nd June 2010
11:00

EAF
F-16     crashed near Rahmana village, Farascour county, Damietta. Amr Dawood
25
killed
ACES II
   
   
                 
                 

 
 
Can anyone identify [full name]  the following members of the Egyptian Air Force and details of their loss?
   
Badran Ahmet Ibrahim Booth Nasar    

 
 
 
       
 

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