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Chronological Listing of Jordanian

Losses & Ejections
DRAFT LISTING


                                                                                                                                                                           all photos courtesy of RJAF

 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
March 15, 1954
RJAF
Auster       Pilot Cadet Yasseen Abdullah Al Mousally
killed in accident
   
June 12, 1956
RJAF
Auster       Pilot Cadet Naeem Elias Juwaiad
killed in accident
   
December 13, 1956   Viking (Turkey)            

Captain Ziad Mohammed Hamzeh

killed in accident

Captain Ihsan Eid Qaqish
killed in accident

Flt Sgt Imran Rashid
killed in accident

Flt Sgt Saleh Yousef
killed in accident
       
August 25, 1958   Hunter T7  XL570 229 OCU Crashed into the sea near  Barnstaple Bay Devon
Lieutenant Farouq Nadim Rajab

killed in accident
Instructor Pilot Officer Paul HARPER AFM
killed
 
October 7, 1959
RJAF
Hunter       Lieutenant Marwan Jamil Zakaria
killed in accident
   
August 24, 1959
RJAF
??       Lieutenant Ali Ahmed Al Khawaldeh
killed in accident
   
August 14, 1959
RJAF
Chipmunk       Major Ali Ahmad Shoqom
killed in accident
   
September10, 1960
RJAF
Hunter       Lieutenant Ali Saleem Al Omari
killed in accident
   
December 3, 1960
RJAF
Chipmunk      
Captain Seed Mohammed Hanin Shah (PAF)
   
January 8, 1962
RJAF
Vampire       Lieutenant Ibrahim Iyyad Naber
killed in accident
   
July 28, 1964
RJAF
Hunter       Lieutenant Amer Ahmed Zaza ejected - killed in accident   Martin-Baker
13th June 1965
RJAF
Hunter       Ghazi Smadi
ejected
   
15th August 1965
RJAF
Hunter T66       Lieutenant Ahmad Daoud Al Abbadi
killed in accident
Lieutenant Jiries Yacoub Omeish
killed in accident
 
13th June 1965
RJAF
Hunter       Ghazi Smadi    Martin-Baker

Sunday, 13th November 1966


RJAF

Hunter

 
No 1 Squadron
King Hussein Air Base Mafraq
near the shore of the Dead Sea 1st Lieutenant Muwaffaq Salti ejected - killed Martin-Baker
March 8, 1967
RJAF
F-104       Lieutenant Christo Hanania
killed in accident

Major J Murphy Instructor
(USAF)
 
April 14, 1967   F-5 (USA)      
Lieutenant Samir Ahmad Samkari

killed in accident
   
8th May 1967
RJAF
F-104A     Training Mohammed Shiab ejected OK   Lockheed C-2
5th June 1967
RJAF
Hunter     Attacked by an IDF aircraft over Jordan on the first day of the war. Captain Wasfi Ammari ejected - broke his back Martin-Baker
5th June 1967
RJAF
Hunter  
No 1 Squadron
King Hussein Air Base Mafraq
Killedwhile preparing to take off during Israeil pre-emptive air strike Major Firas Ajlouni
killed
Martin-Baker
May 28, 1968   Hunter (Iraq)      
Lieutenant Mohammed Khair Ihsan

killed in accident
   
August 8, 1969   F-5 (USA)      
Lieutenant Madhar Jamil Alawneh
killed in accident
   
April 20, 1970   F-5 (USA)      
Lieutenant Ghazi Nadim Rajab

killed in accident
   
26th May 1970
Pakistan
T37      
Mamoun Abu Nowar
ejected
  Weber
September, 1970
RJAF
Hunter
Mk 9
  Prince Hassan Air Base
H5
Shot down by Syrian ground fire Lieutenant Samir Shorafa
ejected
Taken POW
later released
  Martin-Baker
6th June 1971   F104A       Mohammed Atmeh
ejected
  Lockheed C-2
April 11, 1971
RJAF
Cessna       Pilot Cadet Shaker Ahmad Al Omari
killed in accident
   
April 8, 1972   Hunter (Abu Dhabi)      
Lieutenant Abdullah Jweiber Al Jazi

killed in accident
   
10th August 1972   Hunter T7 XF387 4FTS
RAF Valley
Mid air collision with XF384
I civilian fatality

Pilot Cadet Talal Shafiq Issa
killed in accident
Flight Lieutenant Charles Francis ASHE
killed
 
November 9, 1972
RJAF
Hunter       Lieutenant Talal Mohammed Al Khatib
killed in accident
   
January 8, 1973
RJAF
Hunter       Lieutenant Mirai Salameh Al Shudeifat
killed in accident
   
August 31, 1973   TH55 (USA)      
Lieutenant Mahmud Abdel Wahab Al Salem

killed in accident
   
2nd November 1973   Hunter 7 XL596 4FTS
RAF Shawbury
Circuit training. Crashed into trees approach at Besford Wood
Lieutenant Abdullah Qasim Nasourat

killed in accident
Squadron Leader Ronald Clive ETHERIDGE
killed
 
16th July 1974
RJAF
F104A       Ahmad Azzam
ejected
   
December 26, 1973
RJAF
Hunter       Lieutenant Ali Mohi’eddin Obeidat
killed in accident
   
16th July 1974
RJAF
F-104A     Training Ahmad Azzam  ejected OK    
16th December 1974
RJAF
F-104A       Captain Abdel Razzaq Al Habahbeh
killed in accident
  Lockheed C-2
November 30, 1975   Allouette III (Abu Dhabi)      
Captain Ahmed Mohammed Al Qudah

killed in accident
   
April 14, 1976
RJAF
F-5       Lieutenant Samir Ahmad Ayasrah
killed in accident
   
23rd January 1977
RJAF
 T-37         Weber
Hussein Al Biss ejected
(now Major General)
Jamal Obeidat
ejected
Weber
9th February 1977
RJAF
Allouette III     Crashed in a violent rainstorm near Tafileh, Jordan while returning to Amman from hospital visit in the south of Jordan
   
Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein
killed
Mohammed al-Beshir
Health minister
killed
Lieutenant Colonel Badereddin Zaza
pilot

killed in accident
17th October 1977
RJAF
 F-5B     Training ??     Martin-Baker
Abdullah Fanatsa ejected Nawaf Mohammed El Deeb killed  
June 5, 1978
RJAF
Bulldog       Captain Hussein Ahmed Basbous
killed in accident
Lieutenant Samir Mahmud Al Zoubi
killed in accident
 
20th December  1978
RJAF
F-5B     Training Pilot Cadet Mohammed Ahmad Al Darabkeh
killed in accident
[or was this an unsuccessful ejection attempt?]

Anwar Khateeb
EJECTED

Talal Abu Gamar
EJECTED

Akram Abu Saif
EJECTED

  Martin-Baker
20th December 1978
RJAF
F-5B     Training CREW PAIRS ?? Martin-Baker
March 30, 1980
RJAF
F-5       Lieutenant Awad Mifleh Al Momani
killed in accident
   
April 8, 1981
RJAF
F-5       Major Musa Ahmad Hawatmeh
killed in accident
   
August 23, 1981
RJAF
T37       Pilot Cadet Salem Fateh Owdetullah
killed in accident
   
3rd October 1981   Mirage F1 (France)       
Daher Rawashdeh
ejected
  Martin-Baker
March 10, 1982
RJAF
F5       Lieutenant Salem Mohammed Tawahah
killed in accident
   
August 14, 1982
RJAF
Allouette III       Lieutenant Samir Abdel Rahman Bani Hani 
killed in accident
   
August 24, 1983
RJAF
F-5       Lieutenant Ali Ahmad Al Khwaldeh
killed in accident
   
January 2, 1984
RJAF
Casa 212       Captain Rasmi Mohammed Onaizat
killed in accident
Lieutenant Zuhair Mustafa Al Khalafat
killed in accident
 
July 22, 1984
RJAF
F-5       Major Mohammed Mousa El Alawneh
killed in accident
   
18th February 1985
RJAF
Mirage F1       Lieutenant Hisham Abu Zaid
killed in accident
   
16th October 1988
RJAF
Mirage F1       Afeef Khaled   Martin-Baker
2nd November 1989
RJAF
Super Puma       Lieutenant Ibrahim Al Matalqa
killed in accident
   
also 8 armed forces personnel  killed
28th February 1990
RJAF
Casa C-101  1165 CC04
No 11 Squadron
 
Pilot
(Royal Bahrain AF)
  Martin-Baker Mk.10
August 14, 1990
RJAF
F-5       Lieutenant Hussein Abdel Salaam Khatab
killed in accident
   
September 3, 1990
RJAF
F-5A       Lieutenant Thabet Issa Tarawneh
killed in accident
   
September 20, 1990   Mig 21 (Iraq)      
Captain Suleiman Ajaj Olaimat

killed in accident
   
26th March 1991
RJAF
F5       Malik Habahbeh
ejected
  Northrop
9th December 1991
RJAF
Super Puma       Captain Tayseer Salem Fankhour
killed in accident
Lieutenant Mohammed Sadeq Abdel Haq
killed in accident
Lt Eng Munir Hassan Hamed
killed in accident
2nd December 1992
RJAF
F-5E     Training Khalid Yahia ejected

                                   

[should this be an F-5F or were two aircraft involved??]
Northrop
21st December 1992
RJAF
F-5E     Training

Hassan Al Qaisi ejected

Northrop
12th March 1993
RJAF
Casa 101       Sakhir Al Karabsheh
ejected
  Martin-Baker
10th or 12th April 1993
RJAF
Casa C-101 1157 CC04
No 11 Squadron
  ejected ? IS THIS THE ABOVE ACCIDENT ??? Martin-Baker
August 3, 1993
RJAF
Mirage F1       Lieutenant Mohammed Anwar Al Huneiti
killed in accident
   
19th October 1994
RJAF
Casa C-101 1163 CC04
No 11 Squadron
  Nasri Obeidat

    

NOT SURE IF THIS WAS TWO AIRCRAFT

 
Martin-Baker Mk.10
19th October 1994
RJAF
Casa C-101     Training Jaafar Daragmeh ejected Martin-Baker Mk.10
24th February 1999
RJAF
F5       Zaid Fawzi Abed Al Raheem
ejected
  Northrop
December 28, 1994
RJAF
Extra 300       Captain Bilal Abdel Majeed El Shreideh
killed in accident
   
July 26, 1997
RJAF
Extra 300 (Belgium)       Captain Omer Hani Belal
killed in accident
   
June 14, 1998
RJAF
Hughes 500D       Major Maher Turki Shreideh
killed in accident
Lieutenant Awni Mustafa Sha’bout
killed in accident
 
24th February 1999
RJAF
F-5       Lieutenant Colonel Naji Habashneh
killed in accident
   
  Was the loss a two seat F-5B
8th November 1999
RJAF
Mirage F1       Rakan Nayef Al Ajrami
ejected
  Martin-Baker
Wednesday 12th April 2000
RJAF
Cobra     crashed during training flight      
Erol Ahmad Yldez
[Turkish Air Force]
killed
Saleh Abdullah Umari
injured
 
   
Tuesday 25th July 2000
6 a.m.

RJAF
NC-130H
Hercules
348
C/N 4073
[64-14857]
al-Mafraq air base Technical problem during a training flight. Crashedafter take-off  near the desert village of Dabaan, 30 miles east Amman Lieutenant Colonel Nawaf Abu Dari
killed in accident
Major (Nav) Ali Flayyeh Al Diki 
killed in accident
 
Captain Ahmad Tawfeq Zyoud
killed in accident
Lieutenant (Nav) Emad Mohammed Al Quran 
killed in accident
 
All 14 soldiers on board were killed also seen as 4 RJAF (named in the above section) personnel & 6 Special Forces
Monday 13th November 2000 Yemeni air force Mi-17 helicopter   Dailami airbase, 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Sanaa Craining mission. Crashed near the capital  in the Sabaha region, 40 kilometers west of Sanaa two pilots, two airmen killed    
Jordanian officer on board also killed    
27th March 2002
RJAF
F-5E      

Lieutenant Ayyoub Yousef Ismair
killed

   
1st September 2002
RJAF
F-16A ADF 61-353/M13-10
 
229

No 2 Squadron
Broke left main gear during landing. Aircraft ran off runway. Firas Masaedeh
ejected
at zero altitude
  ACES II
The aircraft is now on a pedestal in front of the Base Commanders Headquarters at Muaffaq Al-Salti Air Base in Azraq..
1st September 2002
RJAF
F-16       Firas Masaedeh
ejected
  ACES II
 19th October  2003
RJAF
Mirage F1C       Major Mustafa Khalid Dwaihis
killed in accident
   
Tuesday
21st October  2003

evening

RJAF
F-5F     crashed as a result of technical failure during night training exercise      
Lt Colonel Mallouh Abu Zeid
[
Malluh Saleh Awad Abu Zeid]
killed
in accident
Lieutenant Malek Ghazi Sukhni
[
Flt.-Lt. Malik Ghazi Abdullah Alskhne]
killed
in accident
 
Wednesday
22nd October  2003

morning

RJAF
Mirage 5     technical failure during training mission Maj. Mustafa Bani Khalid Alduehis Deumi
killed
   
7th December 2003
RJAF
Mirage F1       Manhal Al Qudah   Martin-Baker
Firas Hamdan Masaeed   Martin-Baker
 

                             Were the Mirage F1 losses actually a two seat trainer ??

Wednesday 11th August 2004
RJAF
Mirage F1BJ  
No 1 Squadron
Crashed during training flight     Martin-Baker
Mohammed Waheed Taleb ejected Mohammed Ahmad Husban ejected Martin-Baker
Tuesday 4th October 2005 09:15h
RJAF
Casa C-101  
No 11 Squadron
Two Royal Jordanian Air Force collided in mid-air during training, killing two pilots
Omar Ahmad Hassan
KAF
ejected
, survived with serious injuries
  Martin-Baker
Tuesday
October 4, 2005 09:15h

RJAF
Casa 101  
No 11 Squadron
Colonel Ahmad Marji Al Lahem
killed in accident

Major Nouman Altaf Shaikh Hassan (PAF)
killed
Martin-Baker
Confirmation of crew pairing needed
Monday 8th November 2004
evening

RJAF
Northrop F-5E     Crashed during a routine training mission. No cause yet given Second Lieutenant Omar Ali Mahmud Bani Melhel killed   No ejection
                 
  Jordanian air force jet crashes, pilot killed
(Updated at 1220 PST)
AMMAN: A Jordanian F-5 air force plane crashed during a routine training mission killing its pilot, state-run news agency reported early on Tuesday quoting an armed forces spokesman.

"An F5 plane belonging to the Jordanian air forces crashed on Monday night while it was on a routine training mission and its pilot, Second Lieutenant Omar Ali Mahmud Bani Melhel was killed," the spokesman said. There were no further details.
Tuesday 25th April 2006
Jordanian Air Force
Casa C101 CC 325
 

No 11 Squadron
Training Mission. Technical Failure shortly after take off
Pilot Cadet Mohammad Awaad al Sardieh  [Sardi] ejected but was killed A flight instructor onboard later landed the plane safely Martin-Baker Mk10
16th August 2006
RJAF
Slingsby T-67  "Fire Fly       Khalid Mohammed Dheeb incurred various injuries Trainee pilot, Mohammed Ahmed Hijris was killed  
Wednesday
23rd May 2007
1100 a.m. (0800 GMT)

RJAF
Northrop F-5E     Crashed during a training sortie. Mechanical problems. Crashed during a training exercise in Oman
CONFIRM ?
Lt. Saeed Mohammed al-Abbadi
ejected but did not survive
Northrop
Wednesday
13th June 2007

RJAF
Mirage F-1     Technical fault Pilot ejected OK   Martin-Baker
Monday 31st December 2007 / 1st January 2008
RJAF
Cobra  
 
 
 
Crashed during routine training flight  
Lieutenant Amjad Mohamed Said Bdiyoi Alguenanoh
ملازم اول امجد سعيد مقدادي القنانوة
killed
Lieutenant Abdul Qadir Fantool Al-Awn
ملازم عبد القادر فنطول
ا
لعون
killed
Sunday
6th January 2008
noon

RJAF
   
SA 2-37B
Schweizer motorglider
N 347
No 14 Squadron
Training mission. Crashed near capital when it nose-dived into a farm in the town of Ein al-Basha, 20 kilometers (14 miles) north of Amman Major Radwan Salem Mahmoud Ababneh
killed
Second Lieutenant Yazan Bassam Hanna Aranki
ملازم يزن بسام حنا عرنكي
killed
 
January 2008

At the the time of the 20th April loss many news agencies reported that two F-16s had been lost in accidents during January 2008. These reports were erroneous and no such losses occurred.

6th April 2008
RJAF
CASA 101     Mafraq Air Base     Martin-Baker JD10LU
Ejected safely Ejected safely Martin-Baker JD10LU
Sunday 20th April 2008
13:10 local time


RJAF

Block 15
F-16A
 80-0582

 

Crashed near Azraq during a routine training exercise. Lieutenant Hamzah Samir Odeh Al-Abbadi
[Hamzeh sameer al-abbadi]
نقيب سعيد محمد العبادي

 killed

ACES II
 

Petra official release
Amman, April 20, (Petra) A military pilot was killed when his military aircraft F-16  and crashed on Sunday afternoon, a military source stated Sunday.
Pilot Hamzah Samir Odeh Al-Abbadi was killed when the plane crashed at 1:15 pm while conducting a routine training flight in an area specialized for training, the source said.

Tuesday 10th March 2009
RJAF
Casa C-101     Crashed during training mission     Martin-Baker
Student pilot
Abdullah Al-Manaseer
ejected
Instructor Pilot
Captain Ali Al-Shoubaki
ejected
Martin-Baker
 

Amman - Petra - military source said an official in the General Command of the Armed Forces of Jordan said Tuesday afternoon during a routine training flight in the training area has been one of our kind of Casa 101 developed a technical snag.
The two pilots were able to jump from the parachute and descended to the ground safely, praise God.

Tuesday 2nd June 2009
RJAF
Slingsby
T-67
Firefly
    Did not recover from a spin (mechanical failure?) during training exercise.  Crashed near Albuaidah (Irbid - northern capital Amman)    
Student pilot Ahmad Yasain Ma'aytah survived
Injured taken to Al Hussain medical city (Amman)
Maj. Sakher al-Kharabsheh
killed
 
More details when available
see also http://www.factjo.com/fullNews.aspx?id=8831
 
Friday 9th October 2009
U.N. peacekeeping force MINUSTAH *

Uruguayan CASA212
UN-146
FAU 531
Aircraft on a UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti crashed west of Fonds-Verrettes near the border with the Dominican Republic near the village of Pays-Pourri in the district of Ganthier, east of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince

11 military personnel on board [Uruguayans and Jordanians]  killed

Uruguayans who were killed
pilot
Capitán (Av.) José Ignacio Larrosa Píriz
[34]
co-pilot
Teniente 1ª (Av.) Santiago Gabriel Hernandez Casas
[30]
systems operator
Aerotécnico Principal José Leonel Pastor Ramirez
[41]
Aerotécnico 1ª
Enrique Alejandro Montiel Ludeuña

[32]
flight engineer
 
Aerotécnico 2ª Nestor Fernando Morales Martínez
[31]

Aerotécnico 2ª Yiya Anabel Medina Rodriguez
[29]
Jordanians who were killed
Major Ibrahim Mohamed Rizk Tablet Colonel Abdullah Ibrahim Mawajdeh Lieutenant-Colonel Jihad Samreen Mhirat Abadi First Lieutenant Bilal Ahmed Abu Hujeila Hunaiti Sergeant Major Amer Mahmoud Abdullah Rawashdeh
* Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti [UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti]
Tuesday, 22nd August 2010
RJAF
F-16   1Sqn
Shaheed Mwuaffaq al-Salti Air Base
Aal-Azraq, east of capital Amman
Crashed during a routine training mission in southern of capital Amman Lieutenant Audai al-Qaraleh Safly
ejected
minor injuries
  ACES II
Tuesday, 28th September 2010
RJAF
Lockheed Martin F-16A Block 15A ADF   1Sqn
Shaheed Mwuaffaq al-Salti Air Base
Aal-Azraq, east of capital Amma
Crashed during a military exercise  Pilot Captain Saleh Abdour Ahman al-Darawsheh
[ Saleh Abdul Rahman Darawsheh]
killed
ACES II
Tuesday 8th February 2011
18:15

RJAF
F-16   King Faisal ben abd Al-Azeez
Air Base, Al-Jafer City
Crashed in the desert during a routine training mission over Al-jafer south east of capital Amman First Lieutenant Ma'an Mohamad Khalaf Al-Marabha
الملازم أول معن محمد خلف المرابحة

killed
no ejection
ACES II
                 
 
Second Lieutenant Yazan Bassam Hanna Aranki : yazan aranki.jpg
ملازم يزن بسام حنا عرنكي
Lt. Saeed Mohammed al-Abbadi : sa'aed al abbadi.jpg
نقيب سعيد محمد العبادي
Lieutenant Abdul Qadir bin Hamdan Sarafand(should be Abdul Qadir Fantool Al-Awn) : abd al qadir fantool.jpg
ملازم عبد القادر فنطول العون
Lieutenant Amjad Mohamed Said Bdiyoi Alguenanoh: amjad al mqdadi4.jpg, amjad al mqdadi3.bmp
ملازم اول امجد سعيد مقدادي القنانوة
_________________________________________
there was a crash in UAE Air Force 22-11-2010
Pilot:
 
 
   
   

To research

PIPER PA28 ONE OF THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ACADEMY AIRPLANES CRASH AFTER TAKeOFF THE A/C STALLED AND SPIN TO THE Left PILOT ER 3 PPL WAS ONBORD ONE OF THEM WAS LADY PILOT OJAM 2006
   
Acknowledgements

Patricia Salti
Wasfi Ammari
Nick Carter
Abbadi family
Qusai Al-Qudah
Michel van der Voort
www.scramble.nl

Dave Allport - Air Forces Monthly
Steve Vanrhyn
Sami Jwaifel

 

Azerbaijan - Baku - TREND - Amman - Petra - A military source said an official at the General Command of the Armed Forces of Jordan said in a Tuesday morning during a training flight routine in the training area landed a Royal Air Force, which led to the crash and the death of its pilot Captain Pilot Saleh Abdul Rahman Darawshe valid.
I am God and to Him we return.

SOURCES AND REFERENCES

Official Royal Jordanian Air Force Website

[1] Royal Jordanian Air Force via Col. Majed Ali Ayyad for RJAF Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Khair Ababneh

[2} Fighters Over Israel by Lon Nordeen p.63 pub. Greenhill Books, London, 1990 isbn 1 - 85367-098-7

[3] Hawker Hunter - The Operational Record by Robert Jackson p.134-137 pub.Airlife, England, 1989 isbn 1 85310 048 X

[4] "Israeli ACE" an article on Maj. Ran Ronen in Flypast Magazine by Shlomo Aloni, March 1997 p. 77 [see also [8] in this list]

[5] Israeli Fighter Aces - The Definitive History by Peter Mersky p. 33 pub. Speciality Press Publishers and Wholesalers, North Branch MN, 1997 isbn 1-883809-15-0 lccc

95-72959

[6] Israel's Best Defense by Col. Eliezer "Cheetah" Cohen p.218 - 220 pub. Airlife, England, 1993 isbn 1 85310 484 1

[7] Born In Battle No.2 pub. Eshel-Dramit Ltd, Israel, 1978 p.29

[8] Personal testimony from Maj. Ran Ronen interview via phone 1997.

(using translation software)
Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
Arab Language New Agencies
alrai.com


 

             last updated: Monday, 14 February 2011 23:21