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Chronological Listing of Royal New Zealand Air Force
Loss & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st December 1951
Meteor Mk  8 A77-  251 77 Sqn Shot down by enemy  fire during dog fight  with MIGs near Sunchon,  North Korea  Flt. Lt. Vance Drummond ejected captured.

(born in NZ)

Martin-Baker Mk.1
Leonard Henry Trent VC
  Bale-Out or ejection
10th August 1953
Meteor F4 VZ406 206 AFS carrying out aerobatics entered an inverted spin
Wg Cmdr Leonard Henry Trent VC
Baled-Out at  7000 feet
29th April 1957
New Zealand
Venom FB1 WR282 14 Squadron  Ohakea in Singapore Fl. Lt. C. Michael. F. Mc D. Palmer ejected   Martin-Baker Mk MB.2F
3rd July 1957
New Zealand
Venom WE409 14 Squadron  Ohakea   Lt. G. C. Hubbard ejected   Martin-Baker Mk.2F
26th October 1961
New Zealand
Canberra WF915 75 Sqn    Flt. Lt. P. G. Bevan ejected   Martin-Baker MB.1C
2nd December 1969


 TA-4F Skyhawk   VA-445
NAS Cecil Field, Florida
Bird Strike. On a low level training flight with a student in northern Florida Instructor hit in face by mallard that had entered canopy      
Student missed by bird did not eject - landed aircraft
Instructor Squadron Leader Ross Donaldson (RNZAF) ejected
[rear seat] - lost an eye due to injuries
Escapac IC-3
18th October 1974
New Zealand
A-4K Skyhawk NZ6207 2 Squadron Ohakea   Wg. Cdr. Fred Kinvig ejected and sustained a broken leg on landing   Escapac 1C3
25th March 1981
New Zealand
TA-4K Skyhawk NZ6253   Solo training flight. Crashed in the Ruahine ranges about 25 km from Taihape F/L John Dick    
3rd July 1985
New Zealand
BAC-167  Strike Master NZ6367
14 Squadron  Ohakea Hit power lines in the Waiau valley of North Canterbury Pilot Officer P. Lindsay ejected   Martin-Baker Mk(NZ)PB4
24th October 1989
New Zealand
A-4K Skyhawk NZ6210   During a Kiwi Red aerobatics practice in collision with NZ6211. Crashed at Ohakea  F/O Graham Carter was killed    
20th November 1991
New Zealand
BAC-167 Strike Master NZ6369 (G27-205) Tauranga struck trees at low level near Taupo F/L. Craig Tanner killed    
15th April 1992
New Zealand
MB339CB NZ6467   damaged belly landing at Ohakea     no ejections
23rd July 1992
New Zealand
A-4 Skyhawk NZ6208 75 Squadron Ohakea Engine flame out due to fuel feed problems.  Crashed on the South East Coast of the North Island Flt. Lt. Scott Armour ejected successfully   Escapac 1G3
27th October 1992
New Zealand
BAC-167 Strike Master NZ6368
14 Squadron  Ohakea Control problems. Crashed  Kaitawa, south-east of Pahiatua Flt. Lt. S. L. Singleton Turner (RAAF) ejected at 9700'
(received minor injuries)
  Martin-Baker Mk(NZ)PB4
13th October 1993
New Zealand
MB339-CB NZ6465 14 Sqn FOD ingestion crashed  in shallow water in the Awanui Estuary on the Rangaunu harbour near Kaitaia FIRST DUAL EJECTION IN RNZAF

Plt. Off. Craig Forster [pilot]

Pilot Off. C. J. Forster ejected at low level, sustained back injury landing in mangroves L.A.C. S. E. Gyde at low level, sustained back injury landing in mangroves Martin-Baker Mk.10LK
 28th November 1994
New Zealand
MB339CB NZ6460   Engine failure FOD ingestion crash landing     no ejections
20th June 1996
New Zealand
A-4K Skyhawk NZ6203 2 Squadron Ohakea Engine failure. Crashed 8km north of Ohakea Flt. Lt. A. Fraser ejected successfully   Escapac 1G3
28th April 1999
New Zealand
MB339CB NZ6477   Bird strike. Emergency landing at Hamilton. Damaged canopy and ejection seat     no ejections
9th February 2000
New Zealand
MB339CB NZ6468   belly-landed     no ejections
16th February 2001
New Zealand
A-4K Skyhawk NZ6211 2 Squadron  into the ground during aerobatic exercises near Nowra in New South Wales. Squadron Leader Murray Neilson was killed   no ejection
19th March 2001

New Zealand
A-4K Skyhawk   75 Squadron Ohakea low-flying RNZAF Skyhawk  severed a 110,000-volt power line south east of Nelson, in the north of the South Island. Emergency landing Pilot escaped uninjured   no ejection
20th March 2001

New Zealand
TA-4K Skyhawk NZ 6256 75 Squadron Ohakea Crashed off the coast of Western Australia into the Indian Ocean 70 nautical miles west of Perth Flt. Lt. Phillip Barnes ejected successfully no other crew Escapac 1G3

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