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   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
4th January 1990 Argentinian Pucarra       Capt. R.Galvan ejected Martin-Baker  
9th January 1990 RAF Tornado       Flt. Lt. I. J. McLean ejected Martin-Baker  
Flt. Lt. N. Johnston ejected Martin-Baker  
16th January 1990 Oman Hunter       S.LC. P. .Roberts ejected Martin-Baker  
 W.C A. W. AI-Baluchi ejected Martin-Baker  
22nd January 1990
USN
A-6E Intruder 152928 NAS Whidbey Island, USA Uncontrollable roll on take-off Lt. Cdr. J. . LWilson ejected Martin-Baker CHECK DETAILS
Lt. Cdr. F. R.Cordell ejected Martin-Baker  
23rd January 1990 USMC F-18 Hornet       Captain C. Moseley ejected   Martin-Baker  
24th January 1990 USAF F-4 Phantom       Pilot ejected Martin-Baker  
RIO ejected Martin-Baker  
22-1-1990 Soviet AF MiG-27 Flogger   crashed into a forest near Potsdam, Eat Berlin   The pilot ejected but
was injured.
   
                 
                 

 

23-1-1990
USAF RF-4C Phantom 65-0869/BA crashed near Austin, Texas, after the crew had ejected safely.
[afm/ap/52/90] & [afm/ju/60/91]

 

9-1-1990
USMC A-4M Skyhawk [either 159478/'08/QG' or 159487/'09/QG']. MCAS Yuma, USA. Caught
fire while air
refuelling. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] & [afm/s/61/90]
09jan90               A‑4M   USMC, nr MCAS Yuma, AZ, USA, in flight fire during air‑to‑air refueling, pilot    ejected safely
 

12-1-1990
USMC A-4M Skyhawk crashed in Philadelphia suburb after the pilot had ejected safely.
[afm/ap/52/90] includes article

12jan90               A‑4M   VMA‑131, 1 M from NAS Willow Grove, PA, USA, pilot    ejected safely

 

 

9-1-1990
RAF Tornado GR.1A ZA394/II of 2 Sqn from Laarbruch, West Germany collided with Jaguar
GR.1A XZ108/GD of 54 Sqn from Coltishall, Norfolk, while both flying at low-level on approach
to ranges at Spadeadam. The Tornado crashed into a field after the two crew had ejected safely and
the Jaguar managed to fly on to RAF Leeming for a safe landing.
[afm/f/61/90] & report [afm/n/58/90] & [afm/my/112/91] & [bmal/240] & [afm/ju/60/91]137]



16-1-1990
Sultan of Oman Air Force Hunter T.67 [66] 802. Oman. Flameout. Pilot ejected.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] {both crew ejected [afm/my/53/90]]

17-1-1990
RAF Tornado GR.1 ZD791/'BG' [ex 14 Sqn] of 15 Sqn, Iraq/Kuwait. Crashed due to engine fire,
possibly caused by enemy action. Crew ejected. Missing
[afm/m/60/91] & [afm/a/20/91]

17-1-1990
Kuwait AF A-4KU Skyhawk. On Kuwait side of Saudi Arabian border shot down by AAA. Pilot
ejected but was captured.

[afm/m/60/91]

18-1-1990
USN A-6E Intruder 152928 [loaned from VA-155] VA-35 on USS Saratoga Iraq/Kuwait. Crew
ejected but captured.
[afm/m/61/91]

20-1-1990
RAF Tornado GR.1 ZD893/'AG' [ex 9 Sqn] of 15 Sqn, Saudi Arabia. Suffered control problems
soon after take-off from Tabuk. Dumped bomb load on a Saudi range and returned for emergency
landing. Attempted twice but u/c would not respond so crew ejected. Both ejected and rescued.
[afm/m/61/91]

20-1-1990
Royal Saudi AF Tornado IDS Iraq/Kuwait. Shot down by Iraqi AAA. Both crew ejected safely and
were rescued.
[afm/m/61/91]

21-1-1990
USN F-14+ Tomcat VF-74 or VF-103 from USS Saratoga, Iraq. Crashed after being hit by ground
fire. Both crew ejected. 1 rescues, 1 missing
[afm/m/61/91]



23-1-1990
USN "Blue Angels" F-18A Hornet. El Centro, California, USA. Mid-air collision between two
aircraft. Pilot of one ejected the other landed safely.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] see report on [afm/ap/52/90]



24-1-1990
USAF GD F-16, in Persian Gulf, off Kuwait. Hit by ground fire over Kuwait. Pilot ejected and
rescued.
[afm/m/62/91]

 

 

171an90               73‑1163   F‑4E   SJ   4th TFW, Seminole MAP, OK, USA, diverted after running short of fuel, overshot runway and

            DBR, 2 crew    ejected

 

23jan90               65‑0869   RF‑4C   BA   67th TRW, S of Austin, nr intersection of US I‑183 and I‑71, TX, USA, crew    ejected safely

   161524   F/A‑18A   Blue Angels, Superstition mountains, CA, USA, collided with another Blue Angels F/A‑18A

            which landed safely, pilot    ejected safely

 

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
6th February 1990 Pakistan SY.F6        Flg. Off. Aziz ejected Martin-Baker  
13th February 1990
Greek Air Force
Mirage 2000     Engine failed on finals aircraft crash
landed at Tanagra Air Base
Lt.Col. A. Tzanavaras ejected   Martin-Baker
14th February 1990 SAAF Mirage       Capt. M. R. K. Edwards ejected Martin-Baker  
15th February 1990 USN F-18 Hornet       Cdr. D. R. Miller ejected Martin-Baker  
15th February 1990 Pakistan SY.F6       Tanvir ejected Martin-Baker  
23rd February 1990 USMC F-18 Hornet       Flt. LT  ejected Martin-Baker  
27th February 1990 USMC F-4 Phantom        Capt. J. J. Rooney ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt.COL S.C.Erickson ejected Martin-Baker  

5-2-1990
Swedish AF SF-37 VIggen 37961 from F7 suffered an engine failure during air defence exercises
in Northern Sweden. The pilot ejected safely before the aircraft crashed.
[afm/ap/53/90] [afm/feb/61/96]

2-2-1990
USMC AV-8B Harrier 163671/07/WL from VMA-311. Yuma, USA. Low level engine failure.
Pilot ejected.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] & [afm/ju/60/91] & [afm/aug/60/94] & [afm/aug/60/96]

7-2-1990
Iraqi AF 5 x unknown over Iran. While fleeing from Iraq. 4 crashed attempting forced landings on
roads. One pilot ejected fate unknown.
[afm/m/62/91]

12-2-1990
USMC AV-8B Harrier 163187 from VMA-223. 29 Palms, USA. CAS mission. engine fire. Ejected.
One fatality.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] also [afm/ap/52/90] & [afm/aug/60/94] & [afm/aug/60/96]

13-2-1990
Greek AF Mirage 2000 suffered engine failure while on final approach. Pilot ejected safely.
Aircraft landed by itself!
report [afm/a/20/91]

14-2-1990
South Africa Air Force Mirage IIICZ 802 of 2 Sqn. Laangebaanweg, on the western Cape South
Africa. Engine flameout at low level when aircraft passed through the wake turbulence of the lead
aircraft of a two ship low-level ACM training sortie, control was lost and the pilot was unable to
recover in the altitude available. He ejected and was later picked up by a 22 Sqn Puma from
Ysterplaat..
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] also [afm/ap/52/90] & [afm/aug/60/95]

17-2-1991
USAF GD F-16C 363rd TFW/ 33rd TFS, 100 miles inside Iraq. Engine trouble probably due to
combat damage during successful bombing raid, caught fire, pilot ejected safely and was rescued by
US helicopter.
[afm/a/21/91]

18-2-1991
USAF GD F-16, 40 miles inside Iraqi held territory. Crashed during combat mission. Pilot ejected
and rescued by Allied helicopter.
[afm/a/21/91]

20-2-1991
USAF GD F-16, Diyarbakir Air Base, S.E. Turkey. Exploded and crashed 400yds short of runway
after developing engine trouble. Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/a/21/91]

21-2-1991
USAF GD F-16, Saudi Arabia. Non-combat loss. Engine failed during mid-air refuelling. Pilot
ejected safely.
[afm/a/21/91]

21-2-1991 ???
USMC AV-8B Harrier II 163685 from VMA-311, Off San Diego, USA. Lost power on carrier take
off. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/59/91] & [afm/aug/60/96]

22-2-1990
USN A-7E Corsair. from NAS Leemore, California, USA. Departed during ACM. Suffered
unspecified malfunction and aircraft crashed into the Mojave Desert near China Lake. Pilot ejected
and was picked up by a helicopter from the Naval Weapons Centre at China Lake.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] also [afm/ju/59/90]

23-2-1991
USMC F-18 Hornet. Off Hawaii. Departed controlled flight. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91]

27-2-1991
USMC F-4S Phantom. Puerto Rico. Control problems. Crew ejected.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/59/91]

27-2-1991
USAF GD F-16, Iraq. Shot down. Pilot ejected and broke his leg but was rescued by US Army
101st Airborne Division helicopter.
[afm/a/21/91]

12feb90      163187   AV‑8B   WP   VMA‑223. N of Twenty‑Nine palms ranges, CA, USA, pilot    ejected safely

 

21feb90      163685   AV‑BB   WL   VMA‑311, into Pacific off San Diego, CA, USA, lost power during take‑off from a carver, pilot

            ejected safely

 

22feb90         A‑7E      US Navy, Mojave Desert nr China Lake, CA, USA, in‑flight malfunction, pilot ejected safely

 

23feb90         F/A‑18A      USMC, into Pacific 65 M NW of Oahu, HI, USA, UK pilot    ejected safely

 

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
6th March 1990 Swiss Vampire       CPL U.C. Peyer ejected Martin-Baker  
13th March 1990 USAF RF-4 Phantom       R. E. Tucker ejected Martin-Baker  
15th March 1990 Argentinian A. F. Mirage       J. M. Romero ejected Martin-Baker  
19th March 1990 USAF F-4 Phantom       Major G. Mills ejected Martin-Baker  
? ejected Martin-Baker  
29th March 1990 Iraqi Air Force Mirage       Pilot ejected Martin-Baker  
29th March 1990 Iraqi Air Force Mirage       Pilot ejected Martin-Baker  
31st March 1990 Indian A. F. Hunter       Flt. Lt. M. Panging ejected Martin-Baker  
31st March 1990 USN F-18 Hornet       Lt. Cdr. Henderson ejected Martin-Baker  
                 
13th March 1990
WGAF Alphajet   JHbg-41 suffered bird strike over North Sea and crashed north of Jever, West
Germany while attempting emergency landing
Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker

 

1-3-1990
India Air Force MiG-23 Flogger. Meerut, India. Pilot ejected. Plane crashed onto busy road hitting
two tankers on road causing 50 fatalities.
[FLIGHT p42/8-14/5/91] & [afm/au/58/90] & [afm/july/59/90]

8-3-1990
East German AF MiG-21 Fishbed crashed near Kiensky after the pilot had ejected.
[afm/july/58/90]



19-3-1990
USAF 3rdTFW/90th TFS Phantom II written off in crash near Chonju, South Korea, on a flight
from Clark AFB, Philippines. Both crew ejected safely.
[afm/ju/60/90]

21-3-1990
Italian AF Fiat G.91 crashed shortly after take-off from Treviso. Pilot ejected but was killed when
his parachute did not open.
[afm/my/53/90]

30-3-1990
Ecuador Air Force Jaguar FAE-289 from Ala 21,. Guayaquill, Ecuador. Engine failure. Ejected
too late. One fatality.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/f/61/91]

31-3-1990
USN F-18A Hornet 162858/'306' . Mediterranean. Port engine fire on climb. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/au/58/90]

31-3-1990
Indian AF aircraft crashed onto house at Kaggachia, West Bengal. Pilot ejected safely but three in
house killed.
[afm/my/53/90]

15mar90      76‑0069   F‑15A   LA r   426th TFTS/405th TTW, nr Wooden, AZ, USA, lost control during ACM, pilot    ejected safely

 

76mar90         82‑0937   F‑16A   HL   388th TFW, UT, USA, engine failure on test flight from Hill AFB, pilot ejected safely

 

19mar90      69‑7302   F‑4G   RN   90th TFS/3rd TFW, nr Chonju, South Korea, crew    ejected safely

 

 

22mar90      78‑0041   F‑16A   H   466th TFS AFRES, 30 M SE of Wendover, UT, USA, collided with F‑16a 78‑0045, pilot    ejected

            safely

   78‑0045   F‑1 6A   H   466th TFS AFRES, 30 M SE of Wendover, UT, USA, collided with F‑1 6A 78‑0041, pilot ejected

            safely

 

31mar90      162858   F/A‑18A   AJ 306   VFA‑136, in western Mediterranean 28 M from USS Eisenhower, pilot    ejected safely

 


 

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
10th April 1990 RN Hunter       Mr. R. Lea ejected   Martin-Baker
11th April 1990 Ecuador Mirage       Capt. D. Eguiguren Burneo ejected   Martin-Baker
17th April 1990
CAF
CF-18A Hornet 188779
439 Squadron
1st Canadian Air Division

CFB Baden-Soellingen
 mid-air crash  over Karlsruhe,
Germany:
Capt. Reg Decoste
ejected  injured when landing on a busy autobahn

see notes

  Martin-Baker Mk.CDN10S
17th April 1990
CAF
CF-18A Hornet 188765 Capt. Timothy Kirk Leuty
killed
Martin-Baker Mk.CDN10S
FEEDBACK
1
The 2 CF-18s that collided over Europe on 17 April 1990 were 188765 and 188779.  Both were from No. 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division.  Sorry, no information on fate of the crew.
FEEDBACK
2

Regarding the CF-18 mid-air crash on April 17th 1990 over Karlsruhe,
Germany:
The pilot of the second Hornet involved in the crash was Capt. Timothy Leuty (he flew 188765). He was killed during the crash, the cockpit
section was smashed by Capt. Decoste's aircraft wing in the collision.
Also, Capt. R. Decoste miraculously survived the landing with his parachute on a highway with heavy traffic. That highway was the so
called "Süd-Tangente" (Southern tangent - as it runs from west to east along the southern portion of the city) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

I haven't seen the crash with my own eyes, but I was just minutes later getting out of the car at the civil airfield of Karlsruhe (we had a
flying club there) and a double-seater CF-18 was circling over the city for at least half an hour shortly after the crash. Perhaps they were
trying to take photos from the aircrafts debris which was all over the place as the aircraft collided at an altitude of around 14000 feet,
though no one was hurt on the ground.

                 
23rd April 1990 USAF F-4 Phantom        ejected Martin-Baker  
30th April 1990 RAF Tornado       Flt. Lt. Simpson ejected Martin-Baker  
Flt. Lt. Barnfield ejected Martin-Baker  
30th April 1990 RAF F-4 Phantom       Flt. Lt. S. D. Lungley ejected  Martin-Baker  
21st April 1990
USMC TAV-8B Harrier 163856
00KD
VMAT-203 Low-level bird
ingestion South Carolina, USA
Pilot ejected   Stencel
                 
                 

18-4-1990
USN TA-4J Skyhawk. Texas, USA. Engine failure. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/60/91]

 

3-4-1990
USAF 8th TFW GD F-16C 88-0408/'WP' destroyed in crash 7 1/2 miles from Kunsan AB, South
Korea. Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/ju/60/90]

4-4-1990
Swedish AF F10 J35 Draken had engine failure and crashed into a swamp at Laholm, Halmstad.
Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/ju/60/90]

10-4-1990
Royal Navy Hunter T.8C. XF985/'877/VL' from FRADU at Yeovilton crashed at Roman Farm, nr
Charminster, Dorset, UK. Ailerons seized, lost control at approx 12,5000ft. Pilot ejected safely
before aircraft entered cloud
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/my/11/91] & [bmal/240] & [afm/ju/60/91]138] &
[afm/july/58/90]

17-4-1990
Two Canadian AF F-18 Hornets [18879 on training mission collided at 20,000ft over Karlsrushe,
West Germany. Both pilots ejected but one was killed when his parachute failed to open, the other
was injured when landing on a busy autobahn.

[afm/ju/59/90] with report and picture & [afm/ju/60/90] & [afm/au/58/90] & [afm/s/61/90]





25-4-1990
USAF 32ndTFG F-15C Eagle 81-0049/'CR' suffered engine fire while flying in a three ship
formation during exercise Elder Forest and subsequently lost all hydraulic power. Pilot ejected
safely and was picked up by an oil-rig supply vessel. Aircraft crashed into the sea off Spurn Point,
Humberside.
[afm/ju/60/90]

30-4-1990
RAF Phantom FGR.2 XV402/'C', 56 Sqn RAF Valley, UK. Hard landing burst port tyre, damaged
u/c leg, flaps, ailerons and ruptured fuel tank causing a fire, Flames reported on landing. Navigator
ejected. Pilot remained with aircraft.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/a/61/91] & [bmal/241] & [afm/ju/60/91]138]

30-4-1990
RAF 9 Squadron Tornado GR.1 ZA454/EH suffered an engine fire and crashed 22 miles from
Goose Bay, Canada. Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/ju/60/90] & [afm/my/112/91] & [bmal/241]

03apr90      80‑0408   F‑16C   NP   80th TFS/BTFW, Kunsan AB, South Korea, on final approach, pilot    ejected safely

 

08apr90      68‑0311   F‑4E   SL   110th TFS, Lambert ‑ St Louis IAP, MO, USA, veered off runway during take‑off, crashed and

            exploded, crew    ejected safely

 

1 8apr90         TA‑4J      USN, TX, USA, engine failure, plot    ejected safely

 

21apr90      163856   TAV‑BB   KID 00   VMAT‑203. SC, USA, bird strike at low level, crew    ejected safely

 

26apr90      81‑0049   F‑1 5C   CR o   32nd TFS, into North Sea off Spurn Head, Humberside, UK, pilot    ejected safely


 

 May  

                 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
1st May 1990 French N. Etendard       ENS V.C. Jacob ejected Martin-Baker  
3rd May 1990 French A.F. Mirage       Lt. H. L Her ejected Martin-Baker  
6th May 1990 French N. F-8 Crusader       Lt. DVS P. Jego ejected Martin-Baker  
9th May 1990
USMC
RF-4B Phantom           Martin-Baker
Capt. T. P. Hewitt  ejected 1.Lt. J. A. Barber ejected Martin-Baker
9th May 1990 RAF Hawk       Lt. W.A Latif  ejected Martin-Baker  
15th May 1990 USAF RF-4 Phantom       Capt. J. A. Moore ejected   Martin-Baker  
Capt. D. Scott ejected Martin-Baker  
17th May 1990 Venezualan A. F. Mirage       Lt. Blanco ejected   Martin-Baker  
17th May 1990 USAF RF-4 Phantom       CR.CH R. L. Hatten ejected Martin-Baker  
? ejected Martin-Baker  
17th May 1990 USN F-14 Tomcat       Lt. S. B. Bongart ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt. S. A. Winfrey ejected Martin-Baker  
17th May 1990 Venezualan Mirage       COL F. Visconti ejected Martin-Baker  
  Help needed in identifying crew.
17th May 1990 French A.F. Mirage       Lt. P. Hirson ejected Martin-Baker  
17th May 1990 French A.F. Mirage       Lt. D. Blenard ejected Martin-Baker  
17th May 1990 French A.F. Mirage       ASP L. Artuso ejected Martin-Baker  
17th May 1990

French AF
Mirage 2000N 321/4-BJ EC.4 from Luxeil crashed due to bird strike, gull was ingested and caused engine failure at 500ft. 400kts.
near Carsonne, south west France
     
pilot ejected  was seriously injured WSO ejected Martin-Baker
28th May 1990 Italian A. F MB326       S.TEN D. Mirabelli ejected Martin-Baker  
21-5-1990    Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire   Black Sea Fleet Crashed during a training flight 24km
north east of Simferopol in the Crimea. The
starboard engine of the aircraft caught fire when the aircraft was at 3,000m nine minutes after
take-off.
Major Zakharevich ejected    
???? ejected    
????ejected    
navigator Major Shadrin died ater his parachute
malfunctioned
   
                 
17th May 1990

French AF
Mirage 2000N 321/4-BJ EC.4 from Luxeil crashed due to bird strike, gull was ingested and caused engine failure at 500ft. 400kts.
near Carsonne, south west France
     
pilot ejected  was seriously injured WSO ejected Martin-Baker

 

 

 

17-5-1990
French AF   . The . Both crew
but the .
[afm/july/58/90] & [afm/sept/58/96]

 

21-5-1990
Soviet AF from   killing one crew member and a resident of the area. The
starboard engine of the aircraft caught fire when the aircraft was at 3,000m nine minutes after
take-off. The aircraft was steered away from the village of Zuya.  his
three crew before ejecting himself. The .
[afm/july/58/90]

 

 

2-5-1990
USAF 48th TFW F-111F crashed into a wheat field near Binham, Norfolk, following an engine fire.
Crew ejected safely (capsule)
[afm/ju/60/90]

4-5-1990
Netherlands Air Force NF-5A. Eindhoven AB, Netherland. Engine failure on ground around.
Ejected.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91]

4-5-1990
USMC AV-8B Harrier 162078/46-KD of VMAT-203. MCAS Cherry Point, California, USA.
Engine fire on finals. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/60/91] & [afm/may/59/93]

9-5-1990
RAF Hawk T.1. XX347 4FTS RAF Valley, Anglesey UK. Foreign student pilot reported control
restriction. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/ju/60/90] & [afm/au/58/90] & [afm/my/11/91] & [bmal/241] &
[afm/ju/60/91]138]

9-5-1990
USMC RF-4B Phantom. Off San Clemente, USA. Departed controlled flight. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/60/91]

10-5-1990
Dutch AF F-16A J-258 od 322 Sqn collided with F-16A J-358 of 323 Sqn at 17,000ft and crashed
45 miles north of Goose Bay, Canada. One pilot ejected and suffered only minor injuries but the
other was found dead in his aircraft.
[afm/july/58/90]

11-5-1990
Royal Netherlands Air Force. Two F-16's collided 45 miles (80 kms.)
north of Goose Bay. Captain Lee Vogt was killed. Lt. Rein Sneek
sustained injuries in ejection.

15-5-1990
USAF RF-4C Phantom of 26th TRW crashed on final approach to Zweibrucken. Both crew ejected
and sustained only minor injuries.
[afm/july/58/90]



17-5-1990
USN F-14A Tomcat. Yuma, Arizona, USA. Departed controlled flight. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p43/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/60/91]



22-5-1990
Norwegian F-16A of 336 Skv crashed into a wood near Houffalize, Belgium after the pilot ejected
safely. The aircraft was one of four, comprising two Norwegian F-16s and two West German AF
Tornados flying in formation on a low-level navigation sortie from Memmingen, West Germany,
where the F-16 was on an exchange visit.


25-5-1990
Soviet AF Su-27 Flanker destroyed in crash at Biatogard, Polandpilot ejected safely.
[afm/d/61/90]

28-5-1990
Italy Air Force MB.326 5 Stormo/605 Squadriglia. Crashed into a fileld and burst into
flames after wing hit a power line near Ascoli, Piceno, northern Italy. Back seater
ejected safely suffered spinal and hip injuries. Pilot fatality.
[FLIGHT p44/8-14/5/91] & [afm/july/59/90] & [afm/s/61/90]

30-5-1990
USAF A-7K Corsair 80-0292/SD and A-7D ??/SD of South Dakota ANG/175th TFS collided head
on in mid-air near Spencer, Iowa during a mock dogfight. Both aircraft exploded in a ball of flame
spreading debris over a wide area of farmland but no injuries reported on the ground. The two pilots
and one civilian passenger, Ward Bushee editor of a newspaper in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, all
ejected safely.
[afm/july/59/90]

02may90      70‑2368   F‑111 F   LN bl   492nd TFS/48th TFW, or Binham, Norfolk, UK, 2 crew    ejected safely

 

15may90      72‑01St   RF‑4C   ZR   38th TRS/26th TRW, Zweibrucken AB, West Germany, 2 crew    ejected safely

  

 

17may90      65‑0904   RF‑4C      190th TRS ID ANG, nr Pilots Peak, 33 M NE of Boise, ID, USA, 2 crew    ejected safely

  

161298   F‑14A   NH 100      VF‑114, Yuma, AZ, USA, lost control, crew    ejected safely

 

21 may90      65‑10341   AT‑38B   HM g   433rd TFTS/479th TTW, NE of Holloman AFB, NM, USA, plot    ejected safely

 

30may90      70‑1050   A‑7D   SD   175th TFS SD ANG, 8 M S of Spencer, IA, USA, collided with A‑7K 80‑0292, pilot ejected safely

   80‑0292   A‑7K   SD   175th TFS SD ANG, 8 M S of Spencer, IA, USA, collided with A‑7D 70‑1050, 2 crew    ejected

            safely

 

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
5th June 1990 USN F-14 Tomcat       Lt. Cdr. M. T. Francis ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt. Cdr. R. C. Dale ejected Martin-Baker  
18th June 1990
USMC
North American Rockwell
OV-10D Bronco
BuNo:
155487
ER
"Yazoo 08"
VMO-1, MAG-29, 2nd MAW
Marine Corps Air Station New
River
Flight  controls jammed during night FAC(A) at BT-11 north of MCAS Cherry Point,  NC   North American
Rockwell LW-3B
Captain Mark Alan "Garfield" Schulte
ejected
Captain Richard "Jonesie" Jones
aerial observer
ejected
North American
Rockwell LW-3B
14th June 1990 Morocco Mirage       CPT B. E. Alaoui ejected   Martin-Baker
22nd June 1990
Spanish AF
Casa C-101 411‑23/74‑36 EB01 E.25‑85 13m North of Salamanca   Martin-Baker Mk.10
Capt. J. Labajo 2.Lt. E. L. Gonzalez Martin-Baker Mk.10
27thJune 1990 RAF Canberra       Flg. Off. G. Jackson ejected Martin-Baker  
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

5-6-1990
USN F-14A Tomcat. Off Virginia coast, USA. Cause not known. Crew ejected.
[FLIGHT p44/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/60/91]

10-6-1990
Afghan Air Force MiG-21 Fishbed. Kabul, Afghanistan. Engine failure. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p44/8-14/5/91]

13-6-1990
Ecuador AF Sepecate Jaguar FAE-289 of Ala 21 crashed following engine trouble. Pilot ejected but
was killed
[afm/f/61/91]



27-6-1990
RAF Canberra E.15 WH972/'CM' of 100 Sqn crashed into hillside near Kinloss, Grampian
following loss of control following engine surge while on short finals. Crew ejected at low level
moments before impact. Pilot killed, navigator spinal injuries.
[afm/my/11/91] & [bmal/241]

29-6-1990
Hungarian Air Force MiG 21 Fishbed crashed near Komlo in southern part
of country. Engine malfunction blamed. Pilot ejected safely.
Both crew ejected. 1 injured.
& [FLIGHT p44/8-14/5/91]

O6ju190               59‑0059   OF‑106A   AD105   475th WEG, Tyndall AFB, FL, USA, gear collpased during landing with pilot aboard, pilot ejected

            safely

 

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
11th July 1990 classified         Pilot ejected Martin-Baker  
26th July 1990 USAF F-4 Phantom        ejected Martin-Baker  
W. Lujan ejected Martin-Baker  
26th July 1990 French A. F. Mirage       Capt. Guagneux ejected Martin-Baker  

191u190               156743   TA‑7C   02   VAO‑34, nr Gibraltar Dam, Los Padres Natl For, 6 M N of Santa Barbara, CA, USA, crew was

            suddenly    ejected from the aircraft, 2 crew    ejected safely

 

201u190               68‑0066   F‑111 E   UH bl   55th TFS/20th TFW, nr Sorgun, 62 NM W of Incirlik, Turkey, 2 crew    ejected safely

 

261u190               67‑0266   F‑4E   GA   35th TFW, 8 M SW of Furnace Creek, Death Valley, CA, USA, collided with F‑4E 75‑0630, 2

            crew ejected safely, 2 K

  

75‑0630            F‑4E   GA   35th TFW, 8 M SW of Furnace Creek, Death Valley, CA, USA, collided with F‑4E 67‑0266, 2

            crew ejected safely, 2 K

 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
1st August 1990 Indian A. F. Jaguar       Pilot ejected Martin-Baker  
3rd August 1990 French A. F. Mirage       CMDT J. M. DaIl' Aglio ejected Martin-Baker  
14th August 1990 RAF Tornado       W.C Buckler ejected Martin-Baker  
14th August 1990 USN F-18       Lt. J. J. O'Doherty ejected Martin-Baker  
Cdr. J. P. Merrill August 1990  Martin-Baker  
15th August 1990 USN Intruder       Lt. W. C. Davis ejected Martin-Baker  

1-8-1990
Indian AF. Two Jaguars collided in mid-air and crashed near Deoria, Uttar Pradesh. Two ejected
safely
[afm/n/58/90]

6-8-1990
USAF T-38A Talon 47TFW. San Antonio, USA. Hit Cessna. [Both crew ejected] Pilot ejected.
Cessna landed.
[FLIGHT p44/8-14/5/91] & [afm/n/57/90]

7-8-1990
USAF GD F-16D 84-1321/'SW' 363rd TFW/19th TFS crashed 6m north west of Charleston, South
Carolins. Cause unknown. Both crew ejected safely.
[afm/n/58/90] & [afm/a/61/91]

7-8-1990
Italian AF F-104S Starfighter crashed into hills at Cesaro, Italy[afm/n/58/90]
The pilot ejected but died of his injuries.
[afm/d/61/90]

8-8-1990
USMC AV-8B Harrier 162970 08/WF from VMA-513. Yuma, California. Engine failure. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p44/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/60/91] & [afm/aug/60/94] & [afm/aug/60/96]

14-8-1990
USN F-18D Hornet. China Lake, California, USA. Departed during ACM. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p44/8-14/5/91] & [afm/jy/60/91]

06aug90 64‑13273            T‑38A   47th FTW, nr Kelly AFB, TX, USA, collided with a civilian single‑engmed Cessna, 2 crew    ejected

            safely

 

07aug90 84‑1321            F‑16D   SW y   19th TFS/363rd TFW, 6 M NW of Charleston, SC, USA, 2 crew    ejected safely

 

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew phot seat
3rd September 1990 French A. F. Mirage       CMDT P. Lahens ejected o Martin-Baker
4th September 1990 Dubai Hawk       Capt. S. G. Abdulla ejected   Martin-Baker
Lt. H. O. Al-Mansoori ejected   Martin-Baker
5th September 1990 Classified ?       Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker

3-9-1990
French AF Mirage 5 37/'13-PB' of EC/3/13 crashed on final approach at Lechfeld, West Germany.
Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/j/61/91]

20-9-1990
USAF GD F-16D 85-1510/'LF' 58th TTW / 314th TTS, Barry Goldwater weapons Range, Arizona.
Crashed on range after crew ejected safely.
[afm/a/61/91]

30-9-1990
USAF GD F-16C 363rd TFW crashed during training mission, Saudi Arabia. Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/f/61/91]
 

 

03sep90 83‑1151            F‑16C   SW bl   33rd TFS/363rd TFW, 40 NM SW of AI Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, engine fire at low level, pilot    ejected safely

 

20sep90 85‑1510            F‑16D   LF bky   314th TFTS/58th TTW, Barry M Goldwater range, AZ, USA, engine failure, 2 crew ejected

            safely

 

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th October 1990 French A. F. Mirage       STDT P. Pomagalski ejected   Martin-Baker
10th October 1990 French N. Etendard       Lt. P. Clary ejected   Martin-Baker
15th October 1990 Spanish A. F. Mirage F.1C     Mid-air collision with another F.1C Los Llanos, Spain Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
15th October 1990 Spanish A. F. Mirage F.1C     Mid-air collision with another F.1C Los Llanos, Spain Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
17th October 1990 RAF Harrier      
Sqn. Ldr. Ashley D. Stevenson ejected

[see also 25th September 1991]

  Martin-Baker
18th October 1990 RAF Tornado       Sqn. Ldr. Anderson ejected   Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr. Walker ejected   Martin-Baker
20th October 1990 SAAF Cheetah       CMDT R. P. Keet ejected   Martin-Baker
23rd October 1990
USAF
F-16C Block 30E 86-0354
'WP'
80 TFS Crashed 60 miles northeast of Taegu, South Korea
Guy "Pepé" Brilando
ejected safely
ACES II
27th October 1990 Venezuelan A. F. Mirage       Major C. Willen ejected   Martin-Baker
                 

 

15-10-1990
Spain Air Force Mirage F.1C. . .
Ejected.
[FLIGHT p46/8-14/5/91]

15-10-1990
Spain Air Force Mirage F.1C. Los Llanos, Spain. Mid-air collision with Mirage F.1C listed
above. Ejected.
[FLIGHT p46/8-14/5/91]

 

2-10-1990
USMC AV-8B Harrier II 162734 from VMAT-203 crashed during low-level training flight. Pilot
ejected but was killed.
[afm/f/61/91] & [afm/aug/60/96]

10-10-1990
French Navy Etendard IV.P 117 of 16F crashed into the Mediterranean Sea 70m west of Ajaccio,
Corsica. Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/j/61/91] & [afm/n/61/91]



16-10-1990
RAAF MB.326H A7-45 of 2FTS crashed 60km north of Pearce Western Australia. Pilot ejected
safely.
[afm/f/61/91]

17-10-1990
RAF Harrier GR.5 ZD355/'01' of 1 Sqn suffered engine failure during high level transit over
Denmark a few minute after take-off from Aalborg. Crashed on island of Moers nr Froeslev,
Denmark. Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/my/11/91] & [bmal/242] & [afm/july/61/92]

19-10-1990
RAF Tornado GR1 ZA466/FH of 16 Sqn. The undercarriage caught the barrier when on approach
to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia after it had been raised by mistake. The aircraft slammed onto the runway
and caught fire. Both crew ejected safely.
[bmal/242]
 

02oct90      162734   AV‑8B   KID   VMAT‑203, during low‑level flight, pilot ejected but killed

 

23oct90      86‑0354   F‑16C   WP   8th TFW, 60 M NE of Taegu, South Korea, engine lost power, pilot ejected safely

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
6th November 1990 USN Intruder       Lt. Cdr.  D. Brown ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt. J. Hoyt ejected Martin-Baker  
7th November 1990
Italian A. F.
AMX MM7108/51-35 103°Gruppo   M. Adinolfi ejected   Martin-Baker
7th November 1990 USN Intruder       Lt. W. Hallburg ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt. B. Vail ejected Martin-Baker  
15th November 1990 RAAF MB326        ? ejected Martin-Baker  
15th November 1990 Soviet Air Force Mig-27 Flogger   Riga Engine failure. Crashed on the approach to its base in ,
Latvia
pilot ejected safely after directing the
aircraft to open ground.
   
24th October 1990
USAF
F-15C Eagle 79‑0067
BT
525nd TFS "Bulldog"
reassigned from the 22nd TFS
 into Mediterranean 30 miles from Decimomanu off coast Sardinia (It), USAF pilot  ejected safely. Rescued by Italian helicopter   ACES II
23rd November 1990
Royal Netherlands AF
Klu F-16A J-710   Flight control problem. Crashed in a field at Dalerpeel while on a sortie from Twenthe Maarten ''Puke'' Pladet ejected   ACES II

 

 

15-11-1990
   after . The
[FLIGHT p11/4/12/90] & [afm/j/61/91]

 

6-11-1990
USMC AV-8B Harrier 163878 from VMA-211. Arizona, USA. Departed, engine flame out. Ejected
[FLIGHT p46/8-14/5/91] & [afm/aug/60/96]

6-11-1990
USN A-6 Intruder. Lt. Cdr. D. Brown and Lt. Hoyt ejected.
[sj./6070 & 6071]



7-11-1990
Italy Air Force AMX. of 51 stormo, Piacenza Air Base, San Damiana Italy. Flame out. Pilot
ejected safely.
[FLIGHT p46/8-14/5/91] & [afm/f/61/91]

7-11-1990
USAF GD F-16C 86-0354/WP 8th TFW/80th TFS crashed 60m north east of Taegu, South Korea.
Pilot ejected safely.
[afm/f/61/91]

8-11-1990
Turkish AF Northrop RF-5A 97145/8-145 of 8 AHU/183 Filo. Pilot ejected and aircraft crashed
somewhere in Turkey.
[afm/jy/60/91]

?? Egyptian AF Two GD F-16 were destryed in a mid-ar collision during manoeuvres near Port
Said. One pilot was killed the other ejected safely.
[afm/j/61/91]

13-11-1990
RAAF MB.326H of 2TFS from Pearce crashed during sortie nr Perth, Western Australia. Pilot
ejected safely.
[afm/f/61/91]



19-11-1990
RAAF MB.326H A7-076 of 76 Sqn Port Stevens off New South Wales Coast. Partially activated
ejector seat. Pilot killed.
report [afm/a/61/91] & [afm/n/61/91]

 

 

 

Regards,

Paul

 

29-11-1990
Royal Saudi AF Tornado IDS 769, Half Moon Bay ranges, Saudi Arabia. Crashed on range after
crew ejected safely.
[afm/a/61/91]

07nov90         A‑6E      US Navy, into Atlantic off NAS Oceana, VA, USA, crashed shortly after take‑off, crew ejected

            safely

 

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
6th December 1990 Italian A. F. MB326       B. Viviani ejected Martin-Baker  
 

[edit] 1990

 

7th December 1990

 

      A French Air Force Mirage crashes 150 NM south of Dhahran killing the pilot. (Msg (S), USCENTAF/JRCC to COMUSARCENT Main, subj: Sitrep, 081500Z Dec 90, GWAPS, CSS #24)

 

17th December 1990 USN F-14 Tomcat       Lt. J. M. Qualis ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt. M. J. Kealy ejected Martin-Baker  
30th / 31st December 1990
USN
EA-6B Prowler 163405/AJ-620 VAQ-141   Lt. T. Brumfield ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt. J. Meier ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt. S. Schwing ejected Martin-Baker  
Lt.JG S. Dyce ejected Martin-Baker  
31st December 1990 Romania Orao       ? ejected Martin-Baker  
? ejected Martin-Baker  
31st December 1990 Classified         ? ejected Martin-Baker  
31st December 1990 Romania Orao       ? ejected Martin-Baker  
                 


1-12-1990
USAF GD F-16C 88-0461/'LF' of 58th TTW / 310th TTS crashed nr Palmdale Airport, California.
Crashed onto runway and written off close to Plant 42, the Northrop B-2 factory. Pilot ejected
safely.
[afm/f/61/91] & [afm/a/61/91]

Paper Reports On How Pilot Lost Control of Jet Fighter

Published: March 24, 1991
Air Force documents show that a $20 million F-16 that crashed near here on Dec. 1 went out of control after the pilot paused to urinate into a plastic pouch during a routine training flight.

The pilot, Capt. Craig Fisher, a veteran flight instructor, told crash investigators that he had been unable to regain control of the jet even when he switched the plane to its backup flight control system, according to the documents, which were obtained by The Los Angeles Daily News through a legally enforceable request under the Federal Freedom of Information Act.

Captain Fisher parachuted to safety after the jet had dropped from an altitude of 28,000 feet to 7,400 feet. The jet crashed near the Palmdale Air Terminal



6-12-1990
Italian AF MB.326 of 603 SC crashed at Casalecchio di Reno, nr Bolognia. Engine fire on flight
from Villafranca. Controls jammed. Crashed into school. Pilot ejected safely. !2 killed and 65
injured on ground.
[afm/f/61/91] see also [afm/j/5/91] but gives the date as 6-11-1990

18-12-1990
USN F-14 Tomcat USS Forrestal, off Florida, USA. Soft catapult shot. Crew ejected.
[FLIGHT p46/8-14/5/91] & [afm/f/62/91]

31-12-1990
USN EA-6B Prowler 163405/620/AJ from CAQ-141 . USS Theodore Roosevelt. Arrested landing
failure. Crew Lt. T. Brumfield, Lt. J. Meier, Lt. S. Schwing and LtJg S. Dyce ejected. In Atlantic
Ocean on the way to the Persian Gulf.
[FLIGHT p46/8-14/5/91] & [afm/aug/60/96] & [sj./6079, 6080, 6081 & 6082 given as 30-12-1990]


USAF F-16B of 388TFW crashed at Eagles Range, Utah. Both crew
ejected. ???

 

 

01 dec90 88‑0461      F‑16C   LF g   301 st TFTS/58th TTW. Palmdale, CA, USA, pilot    ejected safely

18dec90         F‑14A      US Navy, into sea off LISS Forrestal, catapult failure during take‑off, 2 crew    ejected s






 

10 April, 1990
U.S.A.F. (24th TASS)  A-37B Capt. Richard W. Hurckes Jr. 
 
2) The seats used in these ejections were manufactured by Weber but had the Talley Defense Systems, "Upgrade Modification" installed giving them a significant  performance increase.


 

 

 

'

8th March 1990


DDR

MIG‑21 SPS

5601
935
JAG‑15 Engine fire. Crashed Lodenau, Germany OS Schopke ejected   KM-1