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Türk Hava Kuvvetleri 

Chronological Listing of Turkish Air Force
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
   
8th August 1964
TuAF
F-100D 224-33
55-2766
112 Filo  Crashed after received a direct hit from Greek Cypriot forces.
Cyprus
Capt. Cengis Topel ejected and parachuted safely. Killed on ground NAA
22nd July 1974
TuAF
F-100D 54-2238 172 Filo AAA Crashed near Nicosia Captain Recai Unkan ejected   NAA
August 12th 1975
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6851
74-6851
142 Filo crashed  at Beypazari pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
                 
28th June 1977
TuAF
F-4E   111.Filo At NE 10 miles of Emirdağ/AFYON      
Capt.Ali İlker ÖZGÜLER (KILLED) WSO Göksel DOĞAN (KILLED)  
LINKS

http://www.tayyareci.com/hvsehitleri/cilt3-1966-98/1974-1980/176.htm,

http://www.tayyareci.com/hvsehitleri/cilt3-1966-98/1974-1980/175.htm

July 13th 1977
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6856
74-6856
142 Filo crashed  at Toros Dagi pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
11th September 1979
TuAF
F-4E 1024 171.Filo At ERHAC Air Base      
  1st Lt. Hikmet KILINÇ (KILLED)  
LINKS

 http://www.tayyareci.com/hvsehitleri/cilt3-1966-98/1974-1980/189.htm
 

5th February 1980 F-4E 77-0287 112.Filo At IZMIR      
Ejected Safely Ejected Safely  
25 June 1980 F-4E 77-0307 111.Filo At Gülnar/MERSİN  due to Fog      
1st Lt. Yılmaz ERKİŞİ (KILLED) WSO.Capt.Kenan DEVECİ (KILLED)  
LINKS

http://www.tayyareci.com/hvsehitleri/cilt3-1966-98/1974-1980/194.htm
 , http://www.tayyareci.com/hvsehitleri/cilt3-1966-98/1974-1980/193.htm

April 2nd 1981
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6863
74-6863
  crashed  at golf Marmara pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
23rd September 1981
TuAF
F-5     Crashed near the Saray into a fuel dump during a mock bombing attack.

The soldiers were preparing for ''Display Determination-81"

 pilot killed

[in addition 40 soldiers killed]

   
24th September 1981
TuAF
F-4 Phantom  II 77-0280  112 Sq/1st AFB Crashed near the Thracian town of SARAY     Martin-Baker
H7AF
Major Bora TUNCAY
killed
Capt. Kubilay MAYADAGLI
killed
Martin-Baker
H7AF
"Turkish F-4 Phantom jet fighter preparing for Atlantic alliance exercises crashed today, killing the two crewmen. It was the second crash of a Turkish warplane in as many days." Flew into the ground, near the Thracian town of Saray, which is about 70 miles northwest of Istanbul during a simulated bombing run
 

Turkish Jet Crashes, Killing Two Crewmen

Published: September 24, 1981

A Turkish F-4 Phantom jet fighter preparing for Atlantic alliance exercises crashed today, killing the two crewmen. It was the second crash of a Turkish warplane in as many days.

Yesterday, an American-made F-5 crashed into a fuel dump during a mock bombing attack. The authorities said today that the casualties in that incident had risen to 40 soldiers killed in addition to the pilot.

Officials said a major and a captain were killed in today's accident when their F-4 Phantom slammed into the ground, also during a simulated bombing run.

The soldiers killed in the F-5 crash were preparing for ''Display Determination-81,'' a North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercise scheduled to begin tomorrow with more than 60,000 troops from Turkey, the United States, Britain, Italy and Greece taking part.

The F-4 went down a few miles from the headquarters of an armored brigade near the Thracian town of Saray, which is about 70 miles northwest of Istanbul. The F-5 crashed in the same area.

 

June 3rd 1982
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6853
74-6853
  crashed  at Izmir pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
October 3rd 1983
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6902
75-6902
  crashed  at Yenice pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
March 27th 1984
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6903
75-6903
  crashed at Murted AB pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
June 21st 1984
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6857
74-6857
191 Filo crashed after mid-air collision with F-104S MM6883 near Tire, İzmir, Turkey pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
February 22nd 1988
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6858
74-6858
191 Filo crashed at Balikesir AB, Turkey pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
May 6th 1988
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6892
75-6892
  crashed  at Balikesir AB pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
January 22nd 1992
TuAF
F-104S Starfighter MM6867
74-6867
  crashed  at Balikesir AB pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
7th May 1991
TuAF
F-16C Block 30 E 88-0022 142 Filo  Engine failure. Akinci, Ankara Major Semih Birdoğan ejected about 400 - 500 feet from the runway   ACES II
 8th February 1995
TuAF
F-16C Block 40H 91-0021 192 Filo Fuel transfer system not activated while being pursued by two Greek Mirage F.1s. Crashed into Aegean Sea First Lieutenant Mustafa Yıldırım ejected a few hundred feet above the sea

[see also 8 October 1996]

   
                 
 
December 29, 1995

World News Briefs;Turkish Jet Crashes In Aegean Encounter

A Turkish F-4 jet fighter crashed in the Aegean Sea today after Greek warplanes intercepted it near the island of Mitilini.

The Turkish plane's systems operator was rescued, but the pilot was missing. A search was under way by Greek and Turkish military aircraft and ships.

The Greek Defense Ministry said the two crewmen ejected over the sea as the plane went down 5 miles west of Mitilini, inside Greek territorial waters just off Turkey's coast.

Both Greece and Turkey blamed mechanical failure for the crash.

Jet fighters from the two antagonistic NATO neighbors often have mock dogfights over the Aegean Sea in an effort to intimidate each other, and planes from both countries have crashed in the past.

The Greek Defense Minister, Gerasimos Arsenis, said two armed Turkish F-4 fighters had violated Greek airspace over the island of Chios.

The Greek F-16's engaged the Turkish planes to try to force them back to their own airspace, he said, and one of the planes crashed as it tried to maneuver away.

Correction: December 30, 1995, Saturday

Because of an editing error, a brief article yesterday about the crash of a Turkish Air Force jet in the Aegean Sea referred incorrectly to a Greek site near the accident. The place, Mytilene (also spelled Mitiline), is a town, not an island.

[6] Turkish plane crashes into Greek waters, Greek teams continue search for missing Turkish pilot

Athens, 29/12/1995 (ANA):

Greek rescue teams were continuing sea and air searches at press time for the second crew-member of a Turkish F-4 Phantom fighter that crashed off Lesvos island in the eastern Aegean yesterday.

According to National Defense Minister Gerassimos Arsenis, a pair of Turkish Phantoms violated Gre-ek airspace at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday without first filing a scheduled flight plan before flying over the Greek island of Hios. The planes were headed in a westerly direction.

Mr. Arsenis said two Hellenic Air Force F-16 Falcons intercepted the encroaching aircraft over Greek airspace in order to identify the violators.

He added that the two-man crew of one of the Turkish fighters abandoned their plane during mid-air maneuvering. Mr. Arsenis said the Turkish fighters were armed.

In turn, Greek rescue units were alerted to the crash of the Turkish plane and picked up one of the two downed Turkish airmen, 35-year-old captain Ogour Kilar (phonetic spelling), before transporting him to Lesvos for first aid treatment.

Doctors at the Vostaneion Hospital in the island's capital said the Turkish airman was suffering from shock and minor facial injuries.

In addition, Greek army officers that debriefed the downed Turk said that, due to his condition, he was unable to shed light on how his plane fell or if his co-pilot ejected.

Mr. Arsenis said the airman was plucked from the Aegean five or six miles west of Lesvos. He said rescue efforts would continue into the evening. The defense minister expressed a hope that the pilot will be found.

Mr. Arsenis said he did not know the reason for the US-made fighter's crash, but stated it was not caused "by an action of ours."

A Hellenic Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane and a CL-215 reconnaissance plane along with the cruisers "Niki" and "Agon" and the torpedo boat "Andromeda" combed the sea area aided by Hellenic Navy helicopters. A Turkish helicopter was also patrolling in international waters.

In response to press questions, Mr. Arsenis said Greek interceptors launched to recognize unidentified aircraft without a filed flight plan are always armed.

Concerning "confidence-building measures" in the Aegean reportedly being promoted by the US, Mr. Arsenis said these measures could only have a positive effect if Turkey stopped violating Greek airspace.

Meanwhile, an ANA dispatch out of Istanbul cited a Turkish foreign ministry communiqui, which said the Phantom's crash was due to a "mechanical malfunction."

According to the foreign ministry statement, "the F-4 fighter of the Turkish armed forces, during the course of training flights in the Aegean's international airspace, crashed off Mytilini (Lesvos) due to a mechanical malfunction".

"One of the two pilots who abandoned the plane was rescued at sea by Greek helicopters and transported to Mytilene," the Turkish bulletin read, adding: "Search efforts by Greek units are continuing, while Turkish aircraft have been sent to the area for detection of the second pilot."

 

ACES II
26th March 1996
TuAF
F-4E Phantom II      crashed
          near  the western Anatolian province of Afyon
    Martin-Baker
1st Lt.Ercan
 Evren
Lt.Ahmet Karasu ejected
injured slightly during the ejection, taken to hospital for
treatment.
Martin-Baker
8th October 1996
TuAF
F-16D Block 40 J 91-0023 192 Filo Crashed into the Aegean Sea nine miles off the island of Chios during a routine flight (Shot down by Greek missiles)     ACES II
Captain Osman Çiçekli (IDF/AF) ejected TUAF flight officer (First Lieutenant Mustafa Yıldırım) ejected too late and was killed ACES II
 

[02] Turkish fighter plane crashes

Athens, 09/10/1996 (ANA)

According to Greek defense ministry reports, the Turkish F-16 fighter plane crashed in a sea region some 15 miles off Hios after being intercepted by two Hellenic Air Force French-made Mirage 2000 fighters at approximately 3 p.m. yesterday. Hellenic Navy helicopters and vessels which sped to the area rescued one of the aircraft's two pilots after he bailed out. The US-made Turkish plane had earlier violated the Athens FIR when it and another F-16 accompanied four Turkish F-4 "Phantom" fighters.

Greek authorities said the Turkish pilot was taken to a hospital on Hios while Greek rescue boats continued to search for the second pilot on the two-seater training fighter. In a telephone conversation with Athens' ambassador to Ankara, Dimitris Nezeritis, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Inal Batu thanked Greece for the pilot's rescue, expressing hope that the co-pilot would also be found. He also claimed the incident had been an accident.

In statements later in the evening, Mr. Tsohatzopoulos said the incident gave cause for concern.

"Today's incident must give cause for concern to all, because the safeguarding of peace between peoples requires measures for the avoidance of such events," he said.

Mr. Tsohatzopoulos expressed his regret over the incident, and added that Athens had accepted a Turkish request for participation in search efforts for the missing co-pilot.

Asked if the two countries could proceed to a military dialogue, the national defense minister said this was a matter bearing no relation to the specific event, which did not lend itself to political interpretations.

 

   
                 
  TURKISH F-4 FIGHTER CRASHES, TWO PILOTS DEAD

  An F-4 jet fighter jet crashed  on  Tuesday  night  near  the  central
  Anatolian  city of Konya.  Two pilots died in the crash.  According to
  a written statement by General Staff headquarters, the reason for  the
  crash  -  technical failure or pilot error - is not clear.  The bodies
  of the pilots have been found.  The area is now sealed off for further
  investigation.  /Cumhuriyet/

FEB 27 1997
   
25th July 1997
TuAF
F-16 ? Eskisehir training mission, crashed in western Turkey Pilot ejected    
6th November 1997
TuAF
    131 Filo
Konya Air Base
crashed near Asagi Pinarbasi village shortly after take-off     Martin-Baker
Lieutenant Mustafa Gumus ejected Second-Lieutenant Tugkan Inan ejected Martin-Baker
26th August 1999
TuAF
F-16C Block 40 ? 182 Filo  Batman  1st Lt. Ozcan Kete ejected   ACES II
4th April 2000
TuAF
F-16C Block 50 93-0657
OR
93-0666
151 Filo collided with 2nd ship during a night flight Sivas / Yildizeli

Capt. Murat Özaydin Killed - conflicts with Turkish media reports that he survived

1st Lt. Gungor Ozer ejected   ACES II
Two F-16 aircraft which departed from Merzifon for a training flight yesterday evening clashed with one another near the Yildizeli district of Sivas. Pilot Captain Murat Ozaydin and Pilot First Lieutenant Gungor Ozer survived. Officials said that an investigation into the incident was underway. /Star/

09] PILOT BURIED

Two days ago, after taking off from Merzifon Fifth Main Air Base on a training flight, two F-16 war planes collided in mid-air. One of the pilots, First Lieutenant Gungor Ozer, was rescued alive but the other, Captain Murat Ozaydin, was found dead 500 metres away from the wreckage. An investigation into the collision is underway. In the meantime, Captain Murat Ozaydin has been buried in Izmir after a funeral ceremony at Merzifon Fifth Main Air Base. /Star/

 

                 
18th April 2000 Last week a Turkish Air Force pilot, training in Jordan, was killed there. This is part of a triangle no one dares refer to by its explicit name, but is known as the strategic cooperation between Turkey, Jordan and Israel. Jordan is not yet ready for joint military exercises with Israel, despite U.S. urging, but a partnership with Turkey is another matter. The economic accords signed between Turkey and Jordan have also not escaped Syria's eyes.
 
24th May 2000
TuAF
F-16C Block 40 ? 162 Filo  near Buçak, Burdur Capt. Askin Sezer ejected   ACES II
27th June 2001
TuAF
F-16C Block 30 E ? 143 Filo
Akinci Air Base in Yenikent, Ankara.
Engine problems. Akinci, Ankara Capt. N. Tunc Sözen ejected, slightly injured   ACES II
25th September 2001
TuAF
F-16C Block 30 B ? 14? Filo Ankara / Akinci   ??? ACES II
                 
     
11/11/2002
TuAF
F-4E
Phantom II
2020
73-1018 111 Sq/1st AFB Due to engine failure, lost both engines, crashed at SİVRİHİSAR/ESKİŞEHİR     Martin-Baker
H7AF
Capt. Serdar YAPICI ejected safely 1st Lt. Murat TÜNAY
ejected safely
Martin-Baker
H7AF
                 
 

The last 10 years of the 11th F-4 crash

 
12/11/2002
ESKİŞEHİR - which has been modernized in Israel, one of the F-4 fighter aircraft in 2020 near the town of Eskişehir fell. Bypassing the pilot survived.
Eskişehir 1st Main Jet Base yesterday from the airport for flight training under the Commander of the 111th Squadron F-4 fighter aircraft in 2020, crashed near the town of Sharp. Constructive lieutenant with the pilots of the aircraft captain Murat Serdar Tunay, was saved by a parachute at the last moment. Air Force General Secretariat, and the pilot of the plane that dropped due to technical failure has announced that their health is good.
Accident, F-4 type aircraft accident in history as the 11th in the last 10 years passed. On 10 January 2002, finally making a training flight collided two F-4 pilot parachute jump was saved at the last moment.
(dha / Radical)

 

Thursday
9th January 2003

TuAF
RF-4E
Phantom II
  173 Sq collided during training flight near Yalimkaya Village in Akcadag Township in eastern Malatya province     Martin-Baker
H7AF
Capt. Fazıl TAŞTAN
killed
2nd Lt.Semih DESTİCİOĞLU
killed
Martin-Baker
H7AF
Thursday
9th January 2003

TuAF
RF-4E
Phantom II
  173 Sq collided during training flight near Yalimkaya Village in Akcadag Township in eastern Malatya province     Martin-Baker
H7AF
Capt.Ali Rıza SADAK
killed
2nd Lt.M.Fatih ONGUN
killed
Martin-Baker
H7AF
6th November 2003
16.30 local time

TuAF
F-16C Block 50 93-0662 151 Filo crashed near Utuk village in Zile town of northern province of Tokat Colonel Albay Atilla Gülan ejected ACES II
Monday 22nd December 2003
18.31h

TuAF
F-16C Block 40 90-0015 161 Filo Crashed due to a technical failure during training flight near Bandirma town of Balikesir province in the Marmara Region Lieutenant Ferhat Yıldırım ejected sustained severe injuries   ACES II
4th March 2005
TuAF
F-16D Block ???    
    Fatih Devravut
killed
Fatih Keskin
killed
ACES II
June 22, 2005

1630

TuAF
F-4   172sq
Malatya-Erhac MJB
Bird Strike near Dogansehir. Crashed near Dogansehir county while in training flight     Martin-Baker
Captain Yüzbaşı Mustafa Akyüz
ejected
1st Lt Melih Çelik
ejected
Martin-Baker
  Pilot ile Pilot Üsteğmen
Monday 30th January 2006
14:45 local

Turkish
A. F.
F-16C
Block 40P
93-0014
181 Filo ??Diyarbakir AB
Crashed over a deserted area in Diar Bakr district in East Turkey, some 10 kilometers from the air base, during a routine exercise Pilot ejected ACES II
Tuesday 23rd May 2006
09:48 GMT

TuAF
F-16C
Block 50
??
192 filo
9th AJU  from Balikesir AB,
Dalaman
A Greek and Turkish aircraft collided 50 km away from the Rhodos Island. 8 n.m off Karpathos island, pilot 1st Lt. Halil Ibrahim Ozdemir ejected and rescued with some injuries ACES II
Monday
11th September 2006
13:00h

TuAF
F-16C
Block 50
94-0087

191st Filo
Balikesir AB
 crashed in the mountainous area near Evciler village near Kazdaglari Mountaini n the Bayramiç district of Canakkale
 in Canakkale province
1st Lt. Özgür Alagöz ejected   ACES II
                 
Monday 16th October 2006
TuAF
F-16   Diyarbakir airbase crashed in a mountainous area of southeast Turkey in the province of Bitlis during a training exercise Pilot killed   ACES II
Mevlut Atbas, governor of eastern city of Bitlis, said that pilot of the Turkish fighter jet which crashed today was killed.
5th March 2007
13:00h

TuAF
Cessna
T-37B
  2-998
[68-7998]
122 Filo
"Akrep"
[Scorpion]
Izmir-Cigli  AFB
 crashed in a field near the city of Manisa shortly after take off from Izmir   Weber
Pilot 2nd Lt Teğmen Barış Çakır
killed
  Weber
   

Tuesday 22nd May 2007

11:15 AM

TuAF
F-16C
Block 40
91-0019 Konya Air Base On a training mission in the central Anatolian province of Konya. Crashed near the village of Kucukmuhsine, Pilot IIker Ozbil ejected slightly injured. He was transfered by helicopter to the medical center of Meram.   ACES II
Tuesday 12th June 2007
TuAF
NF5A     crashed on Mentese plateau near Kuyubasi village in Konya province in Yunak town, central Turkey Pilot Őnay Kuş ejected

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Thursday 12th July 2007

TuAF
F-16D
Block 50
  9nci AJÜ
Balikesir Air Base
crashed while it was trying to land at air base     ACES II
ejected OK ejected OK ACES II

Friday 21st September 2007
Help will be appreciated from Turkish speaking visitors to translate articles found in Turkish News Media on Turkish Air Force Losses

TuAF
    Weber
Cessna
T-37
122 Filo
"Akrep"
[Scorpion]
Izmir-Cigli  AFB
Çiğli Second Central Jet Base Training Command

CONFIRM ????

 

Crashed in Eglenhoca region near Karaburun Town in a forest in İzmir's Mordoğan district Captain Ahmet Kendir
ejected
Lieutenant Ersun Atılgan
ejected
Weber
29th September 2007 Two pilots on board the military training craft which crashed in Mordogan hamlet in Karaburun town of western province of Izmir on Friday are being treated at Izmir Air Forces Hospital.
Wednesday 7th November 2007
12:30 PM
  AB-212 TCB-35   crashed   in  Tevfikiye /CANAKKALE 3  crew
all OK
   

Thursday 8th November 2007

17:43
 
Help will be appreciated from Turkish speaking visitors to translate articles found in Turkish News Media on Turkish Air Force Losses
2nd Main Jet Base Training Command
Cigli Air Force Base Izmir
Night flying exercise. Crashed within perimeter of air base at Cigli / Izmir Northrop

TuAF
Northrop
T-38
??? Instructor Pilot Captain  Tunç Fidaner
killed
Lt. Muzaffer Gümüş
killed
Northrop
Monday 12th November 2007
12:30

TuAF
F-5A/2000   3nci AJEÜ

133 Filo
Konya


near the town of
Caloren-Sereflikochisar
Pilot
Captain Kerim Say
ejected

 injured, transferred to an air base near the city of Konya,

Martin-Baker
or Northrop
[TO CONFIRM]
FURTHER DETAILS APPRECIATED - TURKISH MEDIA IS REPORTING THE MISHAP (IN TURKISH)
                 
  Kuş sürüsüne çarpan F-4 düştü: 2 pilot kurtuldu

Malatya'da eğitim uçuşu yapan F - 4 tipi savaş uçağı Doğanşehir ilçesi yakınlarında kuş sürüsüne çarparak düştü. Paraşütle atlayan Pilot Yüzbaşı Mustafa Akyüz ile Pilot Üsteğmen Melih Çelik hafif sıyrıklarla kurtuldu. Bölgeye sevk edilen kurtarma ekipleri, 2 pilotu helikopterle alarak üsse getirdi.

Sırrıberk ARSLAN / MERKEZ

23-06-2005

Malatya Erhaç 7'nci Ana Jet Üssü'nden havalandıktan sonra Doğanşehir İlçesi Yuvali Köyü yakınlarına F-4 Fantom savaş uçağının düşmesinin ardından, uçağın düştüğü alanda çalışmalar devam ediyor. Askeri uçağın düşmesi sonucunda, Yüzbaşı Mustafa Akyüz ve Üsteğmen Gökhan Melih Çelik, kazada yara almadan kurtulmuşlardı. Doğanşehir İlçesi'nin Polat Kasabası Yuvalı Köyü bölgesinde yaşanan uçak kazası sonrası bölgeye çok sayıda asker yönlendirilerek kaza bölgesi güvenlik kordonuna alındı. Kazayı incelemek üzere askeri helikopter ile bazı uzman personelin de bölgeye sevk edildiği görüldü. Bu arada, enkazda radyasyon ve mühimmat olduğu gerekçesiyle, uçak kazasının meydana geldiği bölgeye, askeri personel dışında hiçbir sivil vatandaş yaklaştırılmadı.

Flock of birds hitting the F-4 dropped: two pilot survived

Training flight in Malatya F - 4 Doğanşehir combat aircraft slamming into a flock of birds fell near the town. The pilot parachute pilot First Lieutenant Captain Mustafa Melih Steel with Akyuz escaped with minor injuries. Rescue teams were dispatched to the region, brought to the base by two helicopter pilots.
Arslan Sırrıberk / CENTRAL
23-06-2005
Malatya Erhaç 7th Main Jet Base Dogansehir County after take-off from the slot on the F-4 Phantom fighter plane near the village after the fall, downed aircraft in the area where work continues. As a result of the fall of military aircraft, Captain Mustafa Melih Akyuz and First Lieutenant Jennifer Steel, had been saved from the accident unscathed. Dogansehir District Yuval Parker Village in the town experienced many soldiers to the region after the plane crash in directing the accident was taken to the security cordon. Some experts to investigate the accident with military helicopter was seen that staff be shipped to the region. Meanwhile, on the grounds that the debris radiation and ammunition, plane crash that occurred in the region, except military personnel, civilians approximation provided.

 

 

THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS
MANY MORE LOSSES AND EJECTIONS TO ADD
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