List being compiled

Chronological Listing of Romanian
Romanian Fixed Wing & Propellor Aircraft Losses
Early Romanian Losses and Bailouts
Losses & Ejections

Helicopter Losses & Mishaps
 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1952
Romania
Yak-11   Ianca Crashed into the ground during simulated air combat      
Lt. Neacsu
killed
Lt. Instructor Belu
killed
 
1952
Romania
Yak-11   Ianca        
Lt. Popovici
killed
Lt. Instructor Trifan
killed
 
1953
Romania
Tupolev Tu-6   190 Bomber Regiment based at Brasov One of the engines stopped in flight, the pilot made a crucial error while returning to the airfield: he banked the aircraft to the side with the non-working engine and crashed fate of crew unknown    
6th August 1977
Romania
IAR-823   19th Liaison Regiment Focsani        
killed killed  
10th April 1980
Romania
IAR-823   19th Liaison Regiment Focsani        
killed killed  
6th July 1981
Romania
IAR-823  

ENAM
Negage,

Angola

Crashed seconds after take-off due to engine failure      
Ruy Nelson
(Angolan trainee)

killed
Lt-Cdr. Gheorghe Preda
killed
 
11th May 1984
09:30

Romania
IAR-823 05 c/n 05 based at Boboc Crash landed on a ploughed field
aircraft recovered
Lt. Col. Nicolaescu Jenica
unhurt
   
20th August 1991
Romania
IAR-823  

19th Liaison Regiment Focsani

       
killed killed  
September 1994
Romania
Antonov An-26 508

19th Transport Flotilla
Otopeni

Skidded off the runway at Oradea and was subsequently scrapped Crew escaped unhurt    
24th June 1995
Romania
Aerostar IAK-52   19th School Liaison Regiment Focsani Crashed during Air Force day display at Bacau. Stalled during vertical maneuver due to pilot error.      
Lt. Col. Artimon Antonesei
killed

Major Lascar Banu
seriously injured

 
20 April 2000
Romania
AAI Shadow 600
(UAV)
  142 Unmanned aircraft Squadron,Timisoara AB Crashed near Giarmata airbase when returning from a training sortie none    
2003 - 2009 Between mid 2003 and mid 2009, 3 (three) AAI Shadow 600 (UAV) operating from an airfield in eastern Iraq were lost due to the harsh operating environment.
Monday 5th July 2010
17:40 (l)

R
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Antonov AN-2T serial 53 construction number 1G194-53  SApFA Boboc 202 Squadron
"Aurel Vlaicu"
Romanian Air Force  School in Boboc
[took off from] Tuzla
Crashed very shortly after takeoff from Tuzla on a paratroopers training flight for the Navy divers unit. After reaching 150m altitude, it started banking to the left, stalled and hit the ground, where it cartwheeled, caught fire and turned upside down. 11 killed on the spot (4 Air Force, 7 Navy). Three survivors (one severely injured) taken to a hospital in Bucharest by Medevac choppers. The 8th Navy casualty, Lt. Liviu Antim arrived at the hospital in a coma and passed away during the night. The other two survivors (one Air Force, one Navy) are stable:  and Maistru Militar cls IV Marius Nazare.
 
The cause of the crash was a command lever which broke; the aircraft was close to its maximum load and the center of gravity was at the rear limit, thus it stalled after the lever broke and crashed.
 
Air Force
 
Comandor Nicolae Jianu
killed
[Cdr. Nicolae Jianu was the CinC of the SApFA Boboc (Air Force School)]
Locotenent - comandor Cătălin Vicenţiu Antoche
killed
Locotenent Lavinia Guită
killed
Maistru militar principal Răzvan RÓngheţ
killed
Cpt. Daniel Balsanu
injured
Navy Personel
Maistru militar clasa a III - a Băduţ Papuc
killed
Fruntaş Vlăduţ Sărman
killed
Fruntaş Cosmin Furtună
killed
Soldat Cosmin Florescu
killed
Maistru militar clasa a II - a Cătalin Rădoi
killed
   
Maistru militar clasa a II-a Claudiu Cişmaşu
killed
Locotenent Liviu Antim
died later from injuries
Maistru Militar cls IV Marius Nazare
sailor
injured
Fruntaş Cătălin Chioveanu
sailor
killed
 
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