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               Venezuela - Fuerza Aeréa Venezolana (FAV)

List being compiled

   Chronological Listing of Venezuelan
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial

based

crashed crew   seat
19th November 1920
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3   4.929          
1st April 1921
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3              
3rd May 1921
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3              
27th May 1921
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3              
11th July 1921
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3              
3rd September 1921
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3              
9th September 1921
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3              
27th September 1921
FAV - Army
Caudron G.3              
19th December 1923
FAV - Army
Hanriot HD-1              
19th December 1923
FAV - Army
Caudron G.4              
19th December 1923
FAV - Army
Caudron G.4              
30th April 1928
FAV - Army
Caudron C.60              
2nd February 1931
FAV - Army
Farman 190              
24th April 1931
FAV - Army
Farman 190              
8th September 1931
FAV
M. SAULNIER EJV-N°2 (FAV) canopy broke,
Aragua, Venezuela
Pilot killed      
12th December 1932
FAV - Army
Farman 190              
8th October 1937
FAV - Army
MS230              
8th June 1938
FAV - Army
AT-6              
9th October 1939
FAV - Army
Fleet 10              
20th December 1940
FAV - Army
Fiat CR32              
4th September 1941
FAV - Army
Waco UPF-7              
8th June 1942
FAV - Army
T-6              
21st June 1942
FAV - Army
AT-6C              
14th September 1942
FAV
STEARMAN EJV-N°6 (FAV)   Patio Savanah, South of Valencia,
Carabobo, Venezuela
Pilot OK    
23rd November 1942
FAV - Army
Curtiss SNC-1              
4th August 1943
FAV
DAUNTIESS USAF   Mar cerca Isla de Patos,
Sucre
Both crew OK    
22nd November 1944
FAV
VULTEE EJV-N°17 (FAV)   Falcon, Venezuela Pilot OK    
19th December 1944
FAV - Army
Curtiss SNC-1              
29th January 1945
FAV
NORTH A FAC-733   Columbian, Zulia, Venezuela Both crew OK    
9th April 1945
FAV - Army
AT-6              
24th April 1945
FAV - Army
BT-15              
11th August 1946
FAV
PT-17              
6th September 1947
FAV
F-47D              
18th October 1947
FAV
AT-6              
2nd July 1948
FAV
PT-19   YV-MR-.            
2nd July 1948
FAV
PT-19   YV-MR-9            
15th August 1948
FAV
PT-13A   24            
7th July 1949
FAV
B-25J   7AB40          
14th July 1949
FAV
BT-13              
27th October 1949
FAV
      first rescue by helicopter,
Lara, Venezuela
Pilot OK    
18th November 1949
FAV
PT-17              
25th November 1949
FAV
Republic Thunderbolt
F-47D
           
6th December 1949
FAV
Republic Thunderbolt
F-47D
           
18th December 1949
FAV
Republic Thunderbolt
F-47D
    collided in mid air
CUB^
Pilot OK    
18th December 1949
FAV
Republic Thunderbolt
F-47D
    collided in mid air
CUB^
Pilot OK    
25th February 1954
FAV
D. HAVILLAND     collided in mid air,
Carabobo, Venezuela
(El otro NO salto 1-M)
Pilot OK    
25th February 1954
FAV
D. HAVILLAND     collided in mid air,
Carabobo, Venezuela
Pilot killed    
21st June 1957
FAV
F-86F   3B36          
28th June 1960
FAV
T-6G E-12          
21st April 1961
FAV
D. HAVILLAND     ran out of fuel,
Distrito Federal, Venezuela
Pilot OK    
22nd March 1963
FAV
     
Carabobo, Venezuela
Pilot killed, parachute did not open,    
15th July 1965
FAV
Jet Provost           Martin-Baker
ejected ejected Martin-Baker
7th September 1967
FAV
D. HAVILLAND
Venom
    Aragua, Venezuela Pilot ejected
killed
   
7th September 1967
FAV
D. HAVILLAND
Venom
    collided in mid air,
Aragua, Venezuela
1st Lt. F. N. R. Espina

Major O. P. Gilly

Both pilots ejected - one was OK the other injured

MORE DETAILS OF THIS DATE NEEDED

Martin-Baker
7th September 1967
FAV
D. HAVILLAND
Venom
    collided in mid air,
Aragua, Venezuela
Martin-Baker
2nd October 1967
FAV
SE3160 0145          
20th June 1969
FAV
D. HAVILLAND
Venom
    Aragua, Venezuela Pilot injured    
21st October 1970
FAV
NORTH A     Carabobo, Venezuela One OK, One killed    
19th July 1971
FAV
UH-1D   0897            
19th July 1971
FAV
UH-1H   1860            
9th April 1974
FAV
NORTHROP
CF-5
3335   collision between two s. One pilot made a safe landing,

Guarico, Venezuela

Pilot OK 1-I Northrop
9th April 1974
FAV
NORTHROP
CF-5
0900   Pilot ejected
parachute did not open
killed.
1-M  
2nd March 1976
FAV
CANADIAN 2985   Lara, Venezuela Both Crew OK 2-I  

9th March 1976


FAV
Canberra FAV 2444
[WE-171]
  Anzoátegui, Venezuela     Martin-Baker
ejected
OK
No ejection
killed
 
3rd September 1976
21:45
also seen as 27th August

FAV
Lockheed C-130H 7772   Crashed into a hill one mile short of the runway Lajes, Azores, Portugal 10 crew
58 passengers
All killed
   
22nd September 1976
FAV
Mirage     Aragua, Venezuela     Martin-Baker
ejected
OK
ejected
injured
Martin-Baker
4th November 1976  
Venezuelan Navy  
Cessna 310   ARV-16            
9th April 1979
FAV
F-86F   0900              
9th April 1979
FAV
F-86F   3335             
17th July 1979
FAV
MIRAGE     CONFIRM ??? Details needed
IS THIS THE LOSS BELOW
1-? Sin Inf.  

17th September 1979


FAV
Mirage       ejected   Martin-Baker
30th April 1981     Canberra B82 1183            
30th December 1981


FAV

Mirage     Collision ?? Lt. Perra
ejected
  Martin-Baker
3rd June  1982
FAV
CANBERRA 1437   Miranda, Venezuela killed    
inured    
inured    
30th July 1982
FAV
Mirage 5V 9510   Carabobo, Venezuela,
Lake of Valencia - LV was removed
Pilot OK    
15th August 1982
FAV
Mirage       ejected   Martin-Baker
27th March 1984
FAV
OV-10E
B
ronco
2312   Táchira, Venezuela      
OK OK  
5th August 1986 WHAT HAPPENED ON 5th AUGUST 1986 ?????

FAV
MIRAGE 9325   Carabobo, Venezuela Pilot OK Major L. D. Valdes

CNE O. P. Escolona

CNE W. C. Soteldo

all three ejected - Who was in which aircraft ???

Martin-Baker
5th August 1986
FAV
MIRAGE 7712   Yaracuy, Venezuela Pilot OK Martin-Baker
5th August 1986
FAV
MIRAGE 3039   Aragua, Venezuela Pilot OK Martin-Baker
2nd December 1986
FAV
MIRAGE 0240   Anzoátegui, Venezuela Both crew OK    
12th December 1987


FAV

Tucano     Río Tarra, Zulia, Venezuela     Martin-Baker
ejected ejected Martin-Baker
14th May 1990
FAV
MIRAGE     Aragua, Venezuela Both crew OK    
17th May 1990


FAV

Mirage     IS THIS THE ABOVE LOSS
????
    Martin-Baker
Col. F. Visconti Lt. Blanco Martin-Baker
19th October 1990
FAV
MIRAGE 0624   Anzoátegui, Venezuela Se presume ileso piloto
Pilot OK
   
27th October 1990
FAV
Mirage       Major C. Willen
ejected
  Martin-Baker
10th June 1992      VT-34A   1692   Escuela de Aviacion Milita          
22nd October 1992
FAV
OV-10A
Bronco
0690 15th SOG Coup d'etat Táchira, Venezuela Pilot OK    
27th October 1992     OV-10E   9744              
27th November 1992     EMB312A   3050            
  The three OV-10 Bronco losses for the 27th November 1992 need clarifying from the information below
27th November 1992     OV-10A   1863              
27th November 1992   OV-10A   1103             
27th November 1992    OV-10A   0073            

27th November 1992


Rebel Forces of

FAV

Rockwell OV-10 Bronco     During coup d' etat Rebel pilot attacked loyal Military objectives in Caracas was hit by an RBS-70 missile fired by the Venezuelan Army May. Luis Miguel Magallanes "Chokos" ejected over the Base Aérea Francisco and was captured   NAA

27th November 1992

Rebel Force of

FAV

Rockwell OV-10 Bronco     Shot down by FAV F-16 using Vulcan M61 cannon. Crashed at BAEL in Maracay May. Miltic ejected   NAA
27/11/1992
FAV
BRONCO     Coup d'etat]Miranda, Venezuela Pilot OK 1-I  
27/11/1992
FAV
BRONCO     Lara, Venezuela Pilot OK 1-I  
27th November 1992
FAV
F-5A   Esc363 DETAILS NEEDED      
27th November 1992
FAV
F-5A   Esc363 DETAILS NEEDED      
27th November 1992
FAV
F-5A   Esc363 DETAILS NEEDED      
27th January 1993
FAV
OV-10A
BRONCO
2865   Zulia, Venezuela,
Lake Maracaibo - presume pilot unharmed
Pilot OK 1-I  
4th March 1993   OV-10E
BRONCO
4035          
5th March 1993
FAV
BRONCO 3037 Grupo 15 Trujillo, Venezuela Both crew OK 2-I  

6th April 1993


FAV
Mirage 50EV 2056 Grupo Aereo 11 near Turagua (about 10 miles out of BAEL) due a vulture crash on the windshield and engine ingestion. Aragua, Venezuela May. Martin "FENIX" Lon Blanco ejected   Martin-Baker
21   may   1993   4470   VT-34A     Venezuelan AF/Escuela de Aviacion Milita   w/o   348  
???
FAV
TUCANO       Pilot OK 1-I  
4th October 1993
FAV
BRONCO 6280   Aragua, Venezuela
cut short ???
Both crew OK 2-I  
20th April 1994


FAV

F-16B Block 15K FAV 9581
82-1055

Grupo Aéreo de Caza N°16

Bird strike / Engine Failure.
Crashed due to a bird strike OR engine failure, near Barquisimeto
Lara, Venezuela
    ACES II
ejected OK ejected OK ACES II
1994
FAV
MIRAGE     To the north of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela Pilot OK 1-I  
7th December 1994
FAV
Beech VT-34A Mentor            
?? August 1995
FAV
F-16A     DETAILS NEEDED      
22nd November 1995
also seen as
16th November 1995


FAV

F-16B Block 15K FAV 2179
82-1054

Grupo Aéreo de Caza N°16
Maracay/Palo Negro AB

Crashed during aerobatic display
Aragua, Venezuela
    ACES II
ejected, killed did not eject killed ACES II
14th October 1998 Venezuelan Gov Shorts Skyvan SC7-3-100 YV-O-MTC-8          
14th October 1998 Venezuelan Gov Shorts Skyvan SC7-3-100 YV-O-MTC-3          
5th April 1999
FAV
T-34A
Mentor
6192 Escuadrón 141        
24th October 1999
FAV
Army
IAI-201 Arava EV-8012 Venezuelan Army        
25th March 2000
FAV
OV-10A
Bronco
0016          

May 10th 2000


FAV
CANADIAN
CF-5
FAV 2576   against peak Ayaumar at radial 260 and 10 miles out of Barquisimeto in a normal training duties[North of Barquisimeto]Lara, Venezuela Capt. Jesus Fernandez Infante, ejected safely from the A/C   Northrop 

21st May 2000


FAV

Northrop
VF-5A
FAV 9348

 

Routine training flight. vulture was sucked into the engine which malfunctioned near Barquisimeto, Capital of Lara State Pilot ejected safely   Northrop 
16th January 2001
FAV
OV-10A BRONCO 0077 Gr.15 Zulia, Venezuela
10°04´ / 72°52
  1-H, 1-M  
1 injured parachute did not open
killed
 

25th May  2001


FAV
EMB-312 Tucano FAV 9153 Grupo de Entrenamiento Aereo No 14 collided in the air on tactical break up to landing with FAV 1972, Aragua, Venezuela
                                     photo: rescate
Martin-Baker
May. Gustavo Soto Gonzalez (minor injuries) Lt. Cesar Sangibes ejected Martin-Baker

25th May  2001


FAV
EMB-312 Tucano FAV 1972 Grupo de Entrenamiento Aereo No 14 collided in the air on tactical break up to landing with FAV 9153, Aragua, Venezuela
                                        photo: rescate
Martin-Baker
Lt. Rowel Rosales ejected Alf. Reinaldo Rojas Suarez ejected Martin-Baker

27th September 2001


FAV
F-16A
Block 15L
FAV 6611  Grupo Aéreo de Caza N°16 Bird ingested into engine, lost all hydraulic power over FAV Barcelona "Tte. Luis del Valle Garcia" Base

Barcelona Airport, Anzoátegui, Venezuela

Col. Hector D'Armas Dugarte "Vibora"  ejected at low level, 20 m from the ground and at 100 knots safely but broke his leg
                photo Code One
ACES II
19th December 2001
FAV
EMB-312A
Tucano
3105 GAEA 14
EVB 142  
       
4th May 2004
11:00

Government
Cessna 208 Grand Caravan I YV-O-CBL-7   collided with Awakapa Tepuy hill, Chimanta mountains, Venezuela in bad weather 2 Crew
5 Passengers
All killed
   
5th August 2004
Venezuelan Navy
EADS-CASA C-212A-27 Aviocar ARBV-0206   damaged      
21st August 2004
FAV
Shorts 360-300 FAV-1652 Grupo 6
La Orchila Air Base - Maracay
Near Maracay, Venezuela 3 Crew
22 Passengers
all killed
   

17th September 2004
11:00h


FAV
Mirage 50EV FAV 6732 33 Sqn
Grupo Aéreo de Caza 11
 
Diablos

FAV  BAEL AFB

Libertador Base, Aragua, Venezuela

Flame-out on final approach just 300 mts from the  head of the runway at BAEL.
 

r
FAV via Ivan Pena Nesbit

Captain (AV) Cap. Jesus Maria Bevilaqua Paulosky ejected safely, minor injuries

Martin-Baker
18th November 2004
FAV
BAe 3101 Jetstream 31 YV-1083C   Caracas, Venezuela      
10th December 2004
FAV
PZL-Mielec M28 GN-97121 Guardia Nacional de Venezuela El Junquito, Venezuela      
 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo Ivan Peña Nesbit
EMB-312 Tucano FAV 8090 of 152 Sqdn Grupo Aereo de Operaciones Especiales in July 2003

 

20th January 2005


FAV

EMB-312A
Tucan

    IS THIS LOSS THE
 ONE BELOW
     

22nd March 2005


FAV
EMB-312
Tucano
FAV 8090 152 Sqdn Grupo Aereo de Operaciones Especiales No. 15

{GAOE-15)
Gral. Rafael Urdaneta AB at Maracaibo

crashed during a routine training flight, at the east bank of Maracaibo Lake, 500 Km west of Caracas

Menenaura - Cabimas, Zulia, Venezuela


      FAV via Ivan Pena Nesbit
Martin-Baker
Lt. Paulino Jose Millan Sabino
ejected safely
Capt. Luis Gerardo Reyes Rivero ejected safely Martin-Baker
24th April 2006
FAV

OV-10
Bronco

    DETAILS NEEDED      
5th May 2006
Venezuelan Guardia Nacional
IAI-201
Aravo
GN-8168          
9th August 2006
FAV
Cessna T206H 2905 Grupo 9        

Thursday 21st June 2007


FAV
Mirage 50EV FAV-5145  de la FAV
Libertador air force base
Crashed during a routine training flight near the Libertador air force base in central Aragua state. Capt. Juan Manuel Aldao
ejected but did not survive
  Martin-Baker

Thursday 21st June 2007


FAV

Su-30Mk2V

  Grupo Aéreo de Caza 13 damaged      
14th November 2007
FAV

EMB-312A
Tucano

5050 Grupo 14 damaged      
Tuesday 18th March 2008
FAV
Cessna 206   Military Transport Aviation Group 9, based in the southern state of Amazonas   One person was killed and two others injured   No Ejection Seats are fitted.
                Northrop
 

 
 
 
   

More ejections / details need to be added
It is not clear if some of the Mirage ejections were from single seat or two seat aircraft

How many F-86F  and F-86K losses involved ejections ????

Canberra Losses ????

For more details of the attempted FAV coup d'etat in 1992 visit the excellent ACIG website by clicking on their logo.
Link permitted by kind permission of Tom Cooper 

 

Acknowledgements

I would like to express my gratitude to the Latin-American Aviation Historical Society (LAAHS)  and its members who have openly shared their information and provided the majority of this information that appears on this webpage;
especially

Iván Peña Nesbit
LAAHS Venezuela

Darío Silva
www.fav-club.com

Henrico Angerman
LAAHS

www.rescate.com

Enrique Alberto Martín Cuervo
Coordinador de Información y Relaciones Publicas
Organización Rescate Humboldt

SCRAMBLE.nl

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Dave Allport
Air Forces Magazine {AFM} for permission to extract information from his regular feature "Attrition" concerning ejection related aviation losses

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Scramble.nl

(if I inadvertently omit your name from this listing PLEASE let me know to amend the listing)

FEEDBACK

7th October 2005: Received from Ivan Peña Nesbit

Mike take a look on the post about the VF-5, y just put some new info about 5 ejections, with name of the pilots etc etc etc.....check it right now!!  here they are:

 
Another one of CF-5:  May 10th 2000 CF-5 FAV 2576 against peak Ayaumar at radial 260 and 10 miles out of Barquisimeto in a normal training dutties. Pilot Capt. Jesus Fernandez Infante, ejected safetly from the A/C

EMB-312 Tucano: May 25th 2001 FAV 9153 and FAV 1792 belonging to Grupo de Entrenamiento Aereo No 14 GEA-14, collided in the air on tactical break up to landing. 4 pilots ejected safely.  Martin Baker seats

FAV 9153 crew: May. Gustavo Soto Gonzalez (minor injuries) and Lt. Cesar Sangibes
FAV 1792 crew: Lt. Rowel Rosales and Alf. Reinaldo Rojas Suarez

 
Dassault Mirage 50EV: Sept. 17th 2004 Engine failure  (flameout) on the final aproach, get into the ground just 300 mts from the  head of the runway at BAEL. Pilot ejected safely with delicate injuries. Pilot Cap. Jesus Maria Bevilaqua Paulosky. Martin Baker Seat
 
EMB-312 Tucano: March  22nd 2005 FAV 8090 Sqdn. 152 "Avispones" GAOE-15. Due engine/tech failures about 20 miles from Maracaibo(BARU). Both pilots ejected safely without injuries. Crew Capt. Luis Gerardo Reyes Rivero and Lt. Paulino Jose Millan Sabino
 
 Greetings
LAAHS Venezuela

     

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