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Chronological Listing of Swiss Air Force
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
12th December 1952
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1113   crashed while approaching Dübendorf      
17th May 1955
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB1 J-1574   crashed near Rocheford      
25th June 1955
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1125   crashed near Bavois after collision with Vampire FB.6      
9th August 1955
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1148   crashed near Tafers      
26th August 1955
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1059   crashed near Werthenstein after collision with U-121      
14-Sep-55
FFP
P-16
Prototype
  Flug und Fahrzeugwerke Altenrhein   Mr. H. Haflinger
[personal testimony]
  Martin-Baker
15th January 1956
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1026   crashed near Rivolo I after loss of orientation      
26th April 1956
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1589   crashed near Ambri      
27th September 1956
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1110   crashed at Raron after flying low level over airfield      
2nd April 1957
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1114   crashed near Vallamond      
7th June 1957
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1132   crashed at Bex      
3rd June 1958
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1011   crashed at Wald      
22nd October 1958
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4004   engine failure crashed near Steffisburg      
23rd October 1958
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1582   crashed at St. Stefan      
18th April 1959
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1186   crashed into Bodensee near Rorschach      
6th June 1959
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1566   crashed at Payerne during take-off      
7th September 1959
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1R J-1647   crashed at Ambri during take-off      
30th November 1959
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1548   crashed at Dübendorf      
7th January 1960
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1793   crashed near Sisseln      
22nd March 1960
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1597   crashed at Davos-Parsenn      
23rd March 1960
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1528   Collision. Crashed near Flumserberg Lt. I. Etter
ejected
BUT FROM WHICH AIRCRAFT
   
23rd March 1960
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1586     Martin-Baker
14th July 1960
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1555   crashed near Blindental Sgt. G. Tresoldi
ejected
  Martin-Baker
22nd September 1960
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1533   crashed near Churwalden      
5th October 1960
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1108   crashed into Silvrettagletscher      
25th October 1960
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4005   emergency landing at Meiringen. Damaged beyond repair      
29th March 1961
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1066   Flew into mountain near Calanda      
9th May 1961
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1795   crashed near Krummenau Sgt. P. Ruggaber
ejected
  Martin-Baker
11th July 1961
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1510   crashed into Sempachersee TEN B. Giuliani
ejected
  Martin-Baker
27th August 1962
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1784   3 ship formation crashed into Schwarzhorn      
27th August 1962
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1782        
27th August 1962
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1759        
6th February 1963
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1773   flew into mountain at Axalp-Range      
16th October 1963
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4092   crashed near Mutschellen after colliding with trees O.Lt. A
ejected
  Martin-Baker
27th November 1963
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4034   crashed near Littau O.Lt. Lusher
ejected CHECK NAME
  Martin-Baker
28th November 1963
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1787   crashed near Düdingen      
18th February 1964
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1549   crashed into forest on approach to Dübendorf      
4th March 1964
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1188   crashed near Combin CPL. Imhof   Martin-Baker
21st August 1964
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1706   crashed at Eggiwil      
15th March 1965
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4024   burnt out during engine-tests      
12th May 1965
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6
CHECK AIRCRAFT TYPE
J-1018   crashed near Ovronnaz STDT C. Schmid
ejected
  Martin-Baker
29th May 1965
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1591   crashed near Utzendorf      
3rd September 1965
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1567   crashed at Brigels-Range Lt. Gmunder
ejected
  Martin-Baker
14th September 1965
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1604   crashed at Interlaken during take-off Sgt. Maj.  Schneeberger
ejected
  Martin-Baker
30th September 1965
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1035   crashed near Sins AG      
7th October 1965
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1569   crashed at Castasegna      
21st October 1965
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4071   crashed near Hegnau during overshoot at Dübendorf      
29th October 1965
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1562   made an emergency landing at Sion, written-off;      
2nd November 1965
Swiss A.F.
Lt. Friedrich "Fritz" Huggler
ejected
through the canopy
Martin-Baker Mk.2F
Havilland DH-112 Venom Mk.1 J-1554   crashed at Piz Alun after collision with Venom
FEEDBACK

 "The reason was am midair collision during a IFR-formation training. I was the leader and the other aircraft of the same type (J-1615) flew through my elevator, which was broken off. J-1615 could land an Dübendorf airbase with minor damage."

11th March 1966
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1581   crashed near Barbereche      
31st January 1967
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1551   Collision. Crashed at Axalp-Range Lt. Meneir
ejected
BUT FROM WHICH AIRCRAFT ??
   
31st January 1967
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1608     Martin-Baker
29th June 1967
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1587   Crashed near Sevaz after collision with J-1546 in approach to Payerne Flt. Sgt. Pulver
ejected
  Martin-Baker
3rd July 1967
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1558   crashed near La Brévine      
11th October 1967
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1786   flew into mountain near Flims      
29th November 1967
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1165   crashed near Châbles      
18th April 1968
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4014   crashed into mountain at the Axalp Range      
1st May 1968
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1650   crashed into Hallwilersee      
29th July 1968
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1576   crashed near Schwanden      
18th September 1968
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1599   crashed at Axalp-Range, flew into mountain Sgt. P.Mueller
ejected
  Martin-Baker
5th October 1968
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1513   flew into Griessenhorn      

3rd April 1969


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III BS

U-2002

AB Buochs 

Engine failure while approaching Buochs. Crashed into Vierwaldstättersee

 

 

 

Pilot:

Back seater: Cpt Taminelli
ejected 

Martin-Baker

3rd April 1969
Swiss A.F.
Mirage IIIBS U-2002   Engine failure while approaching Buochs. Crashed into Vierwaldstättersee      
11th April 1969
Swiss A.F.
Vampire FB.6 J-1141   crashed near La Punt      
20th May 1969
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4046   crashed near Kandersteg      
20th January 1970
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1R J-1637   crashed at Emmen      

27th August 1970


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III S

J-2328

AB  Payerne

crashed at Pailly

Swizerland

Pilot: Cpt Jost
ejected

 

Martin-Baker 

12th August 1971
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1764   crashed at Rosenlaui      
12th August 1971
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1570   crashed at Rosenlaui      
9th September 1971
Swiss A.F.
Vampire T.55 U-1209   crashed at Volketswil after overshooting Dübendorf F. Frutschi
ejected
  Martin-Baker
22nd September 1971
Swiss A.F.
Vampire T.55 U-1207   flew into Eigergletscher      
12th April 1972
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1751   collision  crashed near Wimmis      
12th April 1972
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4069        
14th August 1972
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1610   crashed near Martigny      
5th October 1972
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1598   Fire -aborted take off. Damaged      
10th May 1973
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1568   Crashed at St. Stephan. Collision during take-off      
10th May 1973
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1R J-1638        
12th July 1973
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1761   crashed into Oberer Murgsee      
22-Oct-74
Swiss A.F.
Mirage           Martin-Baker
25th September 1974
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1517   crashed near Huttwil      
23rd October 1974
CONFIRM
???


Swiss A.F.
Mirage IIIS J-2307 AB Payerne Birdstrike during take off. Crashed at Payerne Capt. P. Hulliger
ejected
  Martin-Baker
3rd February 1975
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1   J-1607 crashed near Sils-Maloja      
26th August 1975
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1   J-1625 crashed near Hochdorf      
7th April 1976
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4002   crashed near Wildberg due to misted cockpit      
29th June 1976
Swiss A.F.
Hunter F.58 J-4084   crashed into Fanella-Gletscher GR      
6th October 1976
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1615   crashed near Waldenburg BL      
                 

24th March 1977


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III S

 J-2310

AB  Payerne

 initially a nine aircraft formation (diamond) of 8 Mirage IIIS and one Mirage IIIBS. Mid air collision during approach at AB Payerne

Pilot: Oblt. Dieter Trösch
ejected
first

 

Martin-Baker

24th March 1977


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III BS

U-2003

 AB Payerne

 

 

Martin-Baker

Pilot: Cpt. Daniel Girardet
ejected
third

Back Seater:  Cpt. Christoph Keckeis
ejected
second

Martin-Baker

  cause of the accident was an unexpected John-Derry manoeuvre of J-2310, who has not seen the Mirage IIIBS on his right hand side
8th May 1978
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB4 J-1709   ????      
9th June 1978
Swiss A.F.
Venom FB1 J-1613   crashed near Boltigen      

11th May 1979


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58A

J-4151

 AB Payerne

flew into Neuenburgersee

 Pilot:

 

 

14th May 1980


Swiss A.F.

Venom FB1

J-1546

 

crashed near Gebertingen

 

 

 

14-May-80


Swiss A.F.

Venom

 

 

 

ejected

 

Martin-Baker

23rd March 1981


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III S

J-2316

 AB Payerne

Crashed into Albristhorn

Pilot:

 

 

27th March 1981


Swiss A.F.

Venom FB1

J-1540

 

Crashed at Raron

Sgt. F. Keller
ejected

 

Martin-Baker

21st May 1981


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3013

AB Payerne 

Mid air collision. Crashed at Diemtigtal

ejected 

 

 Northrop

21st May 1981


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III S

J-2323

AB Payerne  

Pilot: 1st Lt. D. Baumann
ejected

 

Martin-Baker

10th July 1981


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4079

AB Ambri 

flew into ground at Ambri TI

Pilot: Jürg Schoberth

 

 

2nd September 1981


Swiss A.F.

Vampire FB.6

J-1123

 

Touched mountain. Crashed into Oberaarsee

 

 

 

18th November 1981


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3018

AB Payerne  

Mid air collision. Crashed near Moutier

Pilot suffered minor injuries and landed in trees

 

Martin-Baker

18th November1981


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III S

J-2320

AB Payerne   

Pilot suffered minor injuries (broke leg)

 

Martin-Baker

2nd December 1981


Swiss A.F.

Vampire FB.6

J-1181

 

Crashed at Sion

Pilot landed in a tree

 

Martin-Baker

31-Dec-81


Swiss A.F.

Vampire

 

 

 

R. Emeri

 

Martin-Baker

23rd August 1982


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4042

 AB Sion

Engine failure after take-off. Crashed near Riddes VS

ejected

 

Martin-Baker

20th October 1982


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4051

 AB Payerne

Shot down by J-4124 near Forel

Swizerland

ejected

 

Martin-Baker

9th November 1982


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3059

AB Alpnach 

crashed near Ringoldswil

Thun

 Pilot:

 

 

9th August 1983


Swiss A.F.

Hunter T.68

J-4207

 AB Ambri

crashed at Ambri TI

on approach

 

 

 

 Pilot: Oblt (First Lieutenant) Jörg Gantner  

Co-pilot: Sgt Thomas Plattner

 

8th March 1984


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4055

AB Dubendorf

Mid air collision. Crashed near Wolhusen

ejected

 

Martin-Baker

8th March 1984


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4016

AB Dubendorf

ejected

 

Martin-Baker

15th August 1984


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3048

AB Meiringen 

crashed after take-off at Meiringen

ejected 

 

 Northrop

17th October 1984


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4113

 AB Dubendorf

Mid air collision. Crashed  near Rhäzüns

Pilot:

 

 

17th October 1984


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4088

AB Dubendorf 

Pilot:  

 

 

11th January 1985


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4074

AB Emmen 

Loss of orientation in clouds. Crashed near Emmen

Pilot:  

 

 

2nd July 1986


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4017

 AB Payerne

flew into ground near Belellay

Pilot:

 

 

23rd April 1986


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4056

 

crashed near Tschamutt while flying through clouds

Pilot:  

 

 

21st January 1987


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3071

 AB Emmen

Mid - air collision. Crashed near Illanz, Swizerland (GR)

ejected 

 

Northrop 

21st January 1987


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3017

 AB Emmen

 ejected

 

Northrop

26-Mar-87


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58A

J-4133

 AB Mollis

crashed near Uffikon after loss of orientation in clouds

Pilot: 1st Lt. P. Kueng ejected

 

Martin-Baker

10/04/1987


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3042

AB Dubendorf 

crashed into Tösstal

ejected 

 

Northrop 

21/07/1987


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58A

J-4134

AB Emmen 

crashed at Emmen after engine failure during approach

 ejected

 

 Martin-Baker

15/10/1987


Swiss A.F.

Vampire FB.6

J-1160

 AB sion

crashed against mountain near Verbier

 Pilot:  

 

 

24.10.1988


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III S

J-2306

AB Payerne

crash with trees at

 la Brévine

aircraft severly damaged.

successful emergency landing.

Pilot: safe

 

 

20th October 1989


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58A

J-4130

AB Ambri 

 crashed near Nufenenpass

Pilot: Oblt André Silvestri.

 

 

06-Mar-90


Swiss A.F.

Vampire

 

 

 

CPL U. C. Peyer

 

Martin-Baker

7th March 1990


Swiss A.F.

PC-7

A-905

 

 

 

 

 

17/03/1990


Swiss A.F.

Vampire FB.6

J-1131

 

FR Instrumentation 74/75; crashed at Emmen

 

 

 

15th October 1990


Swiss A.F.

Hawk

U-1256

AB Sion 

 Crashed against Aletsch mountain while flying through clouds

 Pilot:

 

 

12th August 1991


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F58

J-4028

PS

Birdstrike successful emergency landing at Payerne
Not repaired

 

Patrouille Suisse
???

 

25  sep  1991  


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F58

J-4039

FlSt2

 

 

 

 

05  dec  1991  


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F58

J-4054

 

 

 

 

 

16/03/1993


Swiss A.F.

Hunter F.58

J-4043

AB Payerne 

Fuel leak

 (hit by debris of own bomb?)

Crashed at Aumont

 ejected

 

 Martin-Baker

7th April 1993  


Swiss A.F.

PC-6B 

 V-621

  

 

 

 

 

21/02/1994


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III S

J-2336

 AB Payerne

nicknamed 'Geronimo'; removed when became low viz camouflage; NORKA 92/93; crashed near Saletschpass.

Pilot: O.Lt. O. Quelloz
ejected

 

Martin-Baker

21st April 1994

  
Swiss A.F.

 PC-7

A-920  

  

 

  

 

 

31  oct  1994  


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3078

 AB Interlaken

crashed at the Axalp

during check flight

MLG locked up

ejected 

 

Northrop 

4th July 1996


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

J-3028

AB Dubendorf 

crashed near Schaenis

Pilot: Cap Staheli
ejected 

 

Northrop

20/03/1997


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III RS

R-2101

AB Payerne

FlSt1

Crashed near St. Croix 30 km west of Payerne

Pilot:

 

 

14th November 1997 


Swiss A.F.

PC-6  

V-630

  

  

 

 

 

7th April 1998


Swiss A.F.

F/A-18 D

Block 48
Hornet

J-5231

AB Payerne 

crashed at Crans-Montana

   

 

Pilot:  

Backseater:  

 

24th July 1998  


Swiss A.F..

  F/A-18 C Hornet

 J- 5004

AB Payerne 

Mid air collision. both aircraft damaged

Pilot: safe  

 

 

24th July 1998   


Swiss A.F.

Mirage III RS 

 R- 2114

AB Payerne

 Pilot: safe 

  

 

14/10/1998


Swiss A.F.

Pilatus PC-9

C-404

 

Crashed near Buchwil after collision with C-405

 

 

 

10th  October  2000


Swiss A.F.

F-5E Tiger II

 J-3096

 AB Meiringen

 Crash on wet runaway aircraft damaged

Pilot: safe 

 

 

29th January 2002  

 
Swiss A.F.

  PC-6

V-615  

 

 Damaged

  

  

  

12th November 2002  

  
Swiss A.F.

 PC-7

A-921  

  

  

  

  

 

                 

 

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Bill Bedford - Test Pilot (+)
Mr. H. Haflinger - Test Pilot

Friedrich "Fritz"
Huggler
Chris Kugler
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