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FIRST GULF WAR AIR ATTACKS BEGIN

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Date needed
1991

Iraqi A Force
MiG-23     Gulf War - intercepted by two F-16 aircraft and instructed to eject or be shot down Salam Shalaam ejected KM-1
8th January 1991
Soviet Navy
Su-24 Fencer     engine fire130km SE of Gatland Island, Sweden
Baltic Sea
    K-36
ejected ejected K-36
8th January 1991
Turkish AF
F-4E Phantom II   7 AHU
Malatya air base
 Crashed nr Malatya air base,  during training flight     Martin-Baker
ejected ejected Martin-Baker
8th or 9th January 1991
RAF
Phantom FGR.2 XV462/G 19 Sqn Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea twenty miles
south of Limassol, Cyprus
    Martin-Baker
Flt. Lt. G. J. Williams ejected Flg. Off. G. A. Winwright ejected Martin-Baker
12th January 1991
USAF
GD F-16A 79‑0400
NY
174th TFW / 138th TFS
NY ANG
Crashed 75 M SE of Riyadh, central Saudi Arabia on training sortie Pilot
ejected safely
  ACES II
14th January 1991
USAF
F‑16A 83‑1089 HS 308th FS  
31st TFW, Homestead AFB
centerline fuel tank exploded following lightning strike; entire aircraft caught fire. Everglades 18 M from Homestead AFB, FL, USA

 pilot    ejected safely

  ACES II
15th January 1991
Soviet Air Force
 Tu 16 Badger K   Tartu Air Base, Estonia Crashed on landing after wheels had
locked up - Four crew killed
     
pilot ejected co-pilot ejected  
16th January 1991
Kuwait AF
A-4KU Skyhawk KAF-828   AAA about 7 miles east of Ali Al-Salim AB in occupied Kuwait Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Mubarak Escapac
17th / 18th January 1991
USN
F/A-18 Hornet BuNo 163484
AA 403.
USS Saratoga Hit by an Iraqi SAM during "Operation Desert Storm." Captain Michael Scott Speicher

Information suggests that he initiated ejection

Martin-Baker

NACES

17th January 1991
RAF
Tornado GR.1 ZD791/BG 14 Sqn SAM 16 over Ar Rumaylah Air
Base, Iraq
 
Flt. Lt. John Peters ejected - POW
[Personal testimony]

 Flt. Lt. John Nichol ejected - POW
 
Martin-Baker
17th January 1991
USN
A-6E Intruder 161668
AA 510
VA-35 shot down by SAM 10 NM SW of H‑3, Iraq
Lt. Robert Wetzel POW. Later released.

Lt.
Jeffrey Zaun ejected POW. Later released.
Martin-Baker
Martin-Baker
18th January 1991
USAF
F-4G
Phantom II
69-7571
SP ???
23rd TFS
52nd TFW

Sheik Isa AB in Bahrain

 
Hit by small arms fire over Iraq that punctured the fuel tanks. Fuel exhaustion as they neared approach to the King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia. Dense fog, no landing lights. Several attempts to approach finally aborted.     Martin-Baker
Capt. Tim Burke
pilot
ejected
Capt. Juan Galindez
WSO
ejected
landed on the runway
Martin-Baker
16th or 18th January 1991
Italy
Tornado     Enemy action
Major
Gianmarco Bellini

F.Capt. M. Cocciolone
Martin-Baker
Martin-Baker
 18th January 1991
USMC
OV‑10A 155435
ER 11
VMO‑2 Ras AI Mishab, Saudi Arabia, hit by SAM, crashed later

Lt. Col. Clifford Acree

Chief Warrant Officer Guy L. Hunter, Jr.

 
 Friday 18th January 1991
US
N
A-6A Intruder   Attack Squadron VA-155
"
Silver Foxes" Whidby Island, Washington onboard the USS RANGER
Failed to return from combat missions on Iraqi military targets on the morning of Friday, January 18.
Two emergency radio beeper signals were picked up indicating that both
Turner and Costen successfully ejected from the aircraft

Lt. William Thomas "Tom" Costen possible  ejected but KIA br March

Lt. Charlie Turner -possible  ejected but KIA br March
 
   
 19th January 1991
USAF
F‑16C 87‑0228
TJ
614th TFS
401st TFW
36 NM W of Tallhl, Iraq, hit by SAM
shot down by a direct SAM hit over Baghdad on the same mission as below
pilot taken prisoner free again after spending 45 days as prisoners of war in Baghdad  



Capt. Mike "Cujo"
"MR." Roberts

 

ACES II
 19th January 1991
USAF
F‑16C 87‑0257
TJ
614th TFS
401st TFW
nr Baghdad, Iraq, shot down with SA‑3
hit with a SAM-6 over Baghdad. His aircraft made it quite a way before he was forced to eject
pilot taken prisoner free again after spending 45 days as prisoners of war in Baghdad
Maj. Jeff "Tico" Tice
ACES II
19th January 1991
USAF
F‑15E 88‑1692
SJ

The actual tail number  was masked by a large "4th."

335th TFS
4th TFW
shot down near AI Quaim, Iraq,  by SA‑2

Major Thomas E. Griffith,
Jr

Col. David W. Eberly ejected - evaded capture until 22nd January 1991 POW

ACES II
19th / 20th January 1991
RAF
Tornado GR.1 ZA396/GE 20 Sqn Hit by SAM 7 during low level ground attack mission on Tallil Air Base, Iraq.  

Flt. Lt. R. Stewart ejected POW. Later released. 

Flt. Lt. D. Waddington ejected POW. Later released.

Martin-Baker
20th January 1991
RAF
Tornado GR1  ZD893/AG 9 Sqn Suffered a technical failure on take off from Tabuk, Saudi
Arabia for a ground attack mission
    Martin-Baker
Sqn. Ldr. P. Batson ejected W.C  M. Heath ejected Martin-Baker
21st January 1991
USN
Tomcat F-14B[+] 161430
AA 212
VF-103 Hit by medium altitude
SAM
SA-2. near Al Asad, Iraq

Lt. Larry "Rat" Slade POW

Lt. Devon "Boots" Jones Rescued

Martin-Baker
21st January 1991
USAF
F‑16C 87-0224
TJ
614th TFS
401st TFW
A Mk. 84 bomb exploded as it left the aircraft on a strike mission over Al Jabar A. B.  Kuwait. Aircraft flown out to sea Jon Ball ejected.
"Jon was almost immediately picked up by a Navy helo and returned with very minor injuries."
  ACES II
24th January 1991
RAF
Tornado GR.1  ZA403/CO 17 Sqn. Ar Rumaylah Air Base, Iraq 1000 lb bomb exploded
prematurely

Sqn. Ldr. R. Ankerson ejected - POW

Flg. Off. Simon Burgess ejected - POW

[Pilot Flt. Lt. Simon Burgess was killed when parachute failed to deploy when ejecting from Hawk
T.1 XX164 on 13-2-1996]

Martin-Baker
24th January 1991
USN
F-18C Hornet   Saudi Arabia Engine problems Lt. H. E. Overs   Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
24th January 1991
USAF
GD F-16 78-0009 184th TFG / 161st TFTS Kansas ANG. Wichita, Kansas Collided in mid-air 30 miles east of Kansas ANG. Wichita, Kansas pilots ejected. 1 killed, 1 safely

 78‑0009   F‑16A      184th TFG KS ANG, 4 M W of Beaumont, KS, USA, collided with F‑16A 79‑0369, 1 pilot killed, 1 ejected

                  80‑0536   F‑16A      184th TFG KS ANG, 4 M W of Beaumont, KS, USA, collided with F‑16A 78‑0009, 1 pilot killed, 1 ejected

 
????? ACES II
24th January 1991
USAF
GD F-16 79-0369 184th TFG / 161st TFTS Kansas ANG. Wichita, Kansas Collided in mid-air 30 miles east of Kansas ANG. Wichita, Kansas ????? ACES II
24th January 1991
Swedish AF
JA-37 Viggen '54' F16 Wing Power loss due to failure of a
fan blade in the engine, crashed near Fagersta
Pilot ejected safely   SAAB
26th January 1991
USAF
GD F-16A  81-0717 191 / FIG / 171 / FIS Michigan ANG Fairhaven, Michigan Engine failure. crash during sortie from Selfridge ANGB pilot ejected, slightly injured   ACES II
28th January 1991
USMC
AV-8B Harrier 163518/02
WL
VMA-311 Kuwait.
Hit by AAA during re-attack
Pilot Capt. Michael C. Berryman
ejected and became POW
Stencel
28th January 1991
USAF
GD F-16C 85‑1423 57th FWW Engine failure. Crashed in Nevada Desert 75 miles north of Las Vegas Pilot
ejected safely
  ACES II
29th January 1991
USAF
F-4E Phantom II    71‑0245   FN 3rd TFW Crashed 15 miles NE of Clark AB, Philippines during training
mission
Capt. C. Kopp   Martin-Baker
R. B. Ricarte   Martin-Baker
31st January 1991
Soviet AF
MiG-27 Flogger     Engine problems shortly after take off. Crashed near Hadehof testing ground near Schoebendorf, eastern Germany. farmer injured pilot ejected OK   KM-1
31st January 1991 09:25Z
USAF
A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0248
EL
23 TFW  shot down by ground fire or SAM  20 NM SW of Kuwait City, Kuwait Pilot Richard D. Storr
became a POW

Released 03/05/91

  ACES II

17-1-1991 thru Feb-1991
Many Iraqi aircraft were reported as shot down. The fates of their crew are at present not known.

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd February 1991
USAF
B‑52G Stratofortress 59‑2593 97th BW on TDA from Eaker Air Force Base Electrical failure returning from mission over Iraq. Crashed into Indian Ocean 15 M N of Diego Garcia Jorge I. Arteaga did not eject KIA BNR    
Navigator Jon J. Olson did not eject
KIA BNR
   
1st Lt. Eric D. Hedeen ejected
Body found in inflated liferaft
 
?? ejected    
?? ejected    
?? ejected    
4th February 1991
USMC
AV-8B Harrier II 163873 VMA-214  Loss of
power coming away from target. Lavic Lake area, 29 Palms, California
 Pilot ejected   Stencel
4th February 1991
French AF
Jaguar A A10/11-YH  EC.4/11 Crashed near Tremblecourt STDT Ducas ejected   Martin-Baker
9th February 1991
USMC
AV‑8B 162081
CG 09
VMA‑231 hit by SAM 24 NM SW of Kuwait City, Kuwait pilot aptain RUSSELL A. C. SANBORN
captured and held as a POW until his release on 6 March 1991
Stencel
11th February 1991
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 152004
AD 611
VF 451 Flameout in Air Combat Manoeouvre
training. Relight unsuccessful. Key West, Florida.
Pilot ejected   Escapac
11th February 1991
              via Linda Heid
Lt. Linda  L. Heid ejected. She was the 1st woman to eject using a Martin-Baker seat and the 2nd woman to eject  from a Navy jet

                                                                                                    photo via Tom P. McManus
A-6A Intruder BuNo 156988 modex 110 taken at NAS Oceana October 1985


          
 via Stan Parsons
Pilot Lt. Cdr. Stan V. Parsons ejected

Martin-Baker GRU-7

USN
EA-6A Intruder 156988
110-GD

VAQ-33
Total hydraulic failure En route to NAS Cecil Field crashed 15 nm south east of St. Augustine, Florida
13th February 1991
FrAF
Alpha       Capt. P. Louis   Martin-Baker
14th February 1991
RAF
Tornado GR.1 ZD717/CD 17 Sqn. Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq Hit by two SA-2 SAMs
during laser guided bombing mission
  Martin-Baker
 Navigator Flt. Lt. Stephen M. Hicks ejected but was killed Flt. Lt. R. Clark ejected Martin-Baker
15th February 1991
USN
A‑6E  Intruder 155602
AB 513
VA‑85
USS America

Into Persian Gulf

    Martin-Baker
Lt. Cdr. J. "Mac" Williams Lt. T. L. Fox ejected
see also 18-Sept-1991
Martin-Baker
FEEDBACK Your 15 Feb 91 A6 ejection with J. Williams as pilot description is not accurate. 'Mac' Williams is my daughter's godfather and he did not crash into the carrier. He lost all brakes taxiing out of the wires and the plane veered to the left. They ejected before it went over the side. Mac broke his leg landing on the carrier deck.
details amended 13th November 2007
15th February 1991
13:35Z

USAF
A-10A Thunderbolt II 79-0130
MB
354 TFW USAF 60nm NW Kuw.Cty
SA-13
Lt. Robert James Sweet became a POW
Released 03/05/91
ACES II
17th February 1991
USAF
F‑16C 84‑1218 SW 33rd TFS 363rd TFW  During successful bombing raid engine caught fire because of damage sustained during mission 100 miles inside Iraq

pilot ejected and rescued by
US helicopter

  ACES II
  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]
19th February 1991
USAF
OA-10A Thunderbolt II 76-0543
NF
23rd TASS Hit by SAM 62 nm nw of Kuwait City Lt. Col. Jeffrey Fox
became a POW
released
03/05/01
ACES II
                 
  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]

2
                 
  1-2-1991 ???
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]
25th February 1991
USMC
OV-10 Bronco   VMO-1  hit by an Iraqi surface-to-air missile Iraqi-occupied Kuwait     LW-3
Major Joseph Small, III,
POW
Capt. David Spellacy
KIA
 
25th February 1991
USMC
AV-8B Harrier 163190   Hit by ground fire and returned to
friendly airport, unable to control aircraft for landing. Kuwait International Airport
Pilot ejected   Stencel
27th February 1991
USAF
F-16C 84-1390
HR

10th TFS  50th TFW
Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates

SAM in southern Iraq and was captured by the Republican Guard

Capt. William Andrews
safely ejected the crippled plane and reported that besides an injured leg,
he was fine

ACES II
27th February 1991
USMC
  F-4S Phantom II   Control problems. Crashed Puerto Rico      
ejected ejected  
28th February 1991 NFD             Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
28th February 1991
Gulf Conflict

USA
RV-1D Mohawk 64-14273
C 8-78
2nd Military Intelligence Battalion
(2d MI Bn) out of Stuttgart, Germany
Crashed in Saudi Arabia. Two aircraft could not land  obscured due to smoke from burning oil fields.  First one crashed on runway thereby closing it and causing fuel starvation in the other one
                 via Attila Barandi
Martin-Baker Mk.5
Capt. Attila Barandi
pilot

planned ejection
SPC Steve Littleton
Technical Observer planned ejection
Martin-Baker Mk.5
Both crew made planned ejection after they were vectored to the ejection area and cleaned up the cockpit. Pilot sustained stained stomach muscles and back. Admitted to the 12th Evacuation hospital for evaluation and treatment. He was released 2 days later to full duty. T.O. received minor facial injuries.

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st March 1991
Polish AF
MiG-21MF Fishbed-J 7405   collided and crashed into forest area near
Tarnowski Gary, south west Poland
pilot ejected safely   KM-1
1st March 1991
Polish AF
MiG-21MF Fishbed-J     pilot ejected safely   KM-1
8th March 1991
USMC
F/A-18C Hornet 163728
WD 06
VMFA-212 Crashed south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Collided with Hornet 163728 which also crashed. ejected   Martin-Baker
8th March 1991
USMC
F/A-18C Hornet 163729
WD 07
VMFA-212 Crashed south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Collided with Hornet 163729 which also crashed. ejected   Martin-Baker
14th March 1991

French AF
Jaguar E E17/7-PN EC2/7 Bird strike. Crashed 10 miles from St. Dizier S.Lt. Moutoussamy ejected   Martin-Baker
15th March 1991
USAF
 F‑16A 82‑1003 194th FIS CA ANG entered deep stall pilot ejected safely   ACES II
19th March 1991
USMC
AV-8B Harrier 162743
VL 04   
VMA‑331
USS Nassau
Hit water on ship finals at
night. Crashed into the Red Sea
Pilot ejected   Stencel
20th March 1991
Chile
Hunter       Capt. D. S. Domoso   Martin-Baker
29th March 1991
Soviet Air Force
Su-17 Fitter     Throttle jammed in reheat in the after-burner gate. Headed for base but ran out of fuel at 10,000ft. Glided for 15km until clear of Marv, Kielev Lt. Oleg Kiselev ejected safely    
29th March 1991
USN
F-5E Tiger II   VF-45 collided with F/A-18C 163432 of VFA-106 which landed safely, damaged. pilot ejected   Northrop
30th March 1991
USAF
RF-4C Phantom II 64‑1056
AL
152nd TRG
Nevada ANG
Crashed into Persian Gulf. The aircraft exploded in flight for unknown reasons over the water.  Martin-Baker
Capt. John Norman
ejected
Capt. Jeff R. Kregel
ejected
Martin-Baker
The pilot was unconscious from the explosion and the other crew member ejected him along with himself (command ejection).  They were both found in the water. 
22 March 1991 Iraq SU-22 Fitter     shot down near Kirkuk pilot ejected    

 

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th April 1991
USAF
F-16C 89-2061
MY
347th TFW/68thTFS Crashed near Haylow, 18 miles south east of
Moody AFB, Georgia
Pilot ejected safely   ACES II
11th April 1991
SAAF
 Impala II     Flameout on finals Pietersberg Air Base Late ejection   Martin-Baker
11th April 1991
1625
P
ST

USN
TA-4J Skyhawk 156950
C 465
 VT-25 (CTW-3) NAF El Centro, California Departed runway on take off. Ensign James R. Ronka  ejected Escapac
11th April 1991
USAF
F‑16A 79‑0391
NY
138th FS NY ANG, Syracuse ‑ Hancock Field, NY, USA nose tyre blew during take‑off run, aircraft ran off runway pilot ejected safely   ACES II
23rd April 1991
Italian
Lockheed F-104S Starfighter   Grosseto Air Base crashed in a mountain area near Massa Marittma, Tuscany Capt. R. Ripamonti ejected safely   Martin-Baker
23rd April 1991 NFD             Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
23rd April 1991
Gree
LF-104       E. Roussis   Martin-Baker

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st May 1991
CAF
CT-114 Tutor 114077 AETE Crashed on approach to CFB North Bay ejected   Weber
ejected   Weber
?? May 1991
Turkish AF
F-16C      crashed north of Murted Air Base pilot ejected   ACES II
6th or 7th May 1991
Soviet Air Force
MiG 27 Flogger     Smoke in cockpit. Neustralitz, Germany Pilot ejected1,800ft   KM-1
7th May 1991
USAF
 F‑16C 87‑0302 432nd TFW engine failure following  compressor rotor failure on take off4 M N of Misawa, Japan pilot ejected safely   ACES II
10th May 1991
Spanish AF
Casa C-101 412‑39/74‑24 EB01 E.25‑70   Capt. P. J. S. Ruiz but which CASA ???   Martin-Baker Mk.10
411‑19/74‑31 EB01 E.25‑77
10th May 1991
RAF
Tornado GR.1  ZA376 on loan to 20 Sqn but flown by 15 Sqn crew Crashed near
Lubberstedt, Germany. Crew ejected by navigator
  Martin-Baker

Martin-Baker

Sqn. Ldr. Pablo Mason Flt. Lt. Rob Woods
10th May 1991
RN
Sea Harrier FRS1 ZD609/R
006
800 Sqn Crashed into Wentwood Forest near
Penhow, Chepstow, Gwent, in South Wales
 Lt. H. Mitchell ejected
receiving serious injuries,
  Martin-Baker
13th May 1991
USN
T-2C Buckeye 156688
A 975
VT-19 CTW‑1 During single engine
flying, second engine lost power. Crashed 3 miles East of Meridan
ejected    
ejected    
15th May 1991
USMC
AV-8B Harrier II 163420
WF 12
VMA-513
USS
Tarawa
Landed in ship catwalk, fell into sea. Bay of Bengal, off Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Pilot ejected   Stencel
17th May 1991
USAF
A‑7D 70‑1045
OH
112th TFS OH ANG nr Deep River, S of Moody Al but inside FL, USA pilot ejected safely   Escapac
18th May 1991
Turkish AF
F-16     Training flight. Crashed north of Murted Air Base Pilot ejected   ACES II
21st May 1991
Netherlands Air Force
F-16A Fighting Falcon J-880   On a sortie from Decimomannu. Crashed
into the Mediterranean Sea 18 miles off Sardinia
Pilot ejected   ACES II
21st May 1991
Soviet Navy
Tu-22M-3 Backfire C     Engine fire in both engines, control lost, exploded in mid aircrashed near Zuya ejected   walkway system or all ejection seats
ejected  
ejected  
ejected  
25th or 29th May 1991
RAF
Harrier GR.7 ZG473/CA 4 Sqn Electrics
fire. Crashed six miles south Gutersloh, Germany
Pilot Flt. Lt. S. Bell ejected   Martin-Baker
?? May 1991
Romanian AF
MiG-21M Fishbed     Engine problems forced to land on airfield at Luncani Air Base, central
Transylvania
Major Mihai Sandor ejected   KM-1
27th May 1991 NFD             Martin-Baker
28th May 1991
Fr AF
Jag       S.Lt. B. Guillomon   Martin-Baker
31st May 1991
Italy
AMX       TEN L. Bellini   Martin-Baker

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th June 1991
USN
T-2C Buckeye 158877
F 807
VT-4
CTW‑6
1 mile north of Spencer Field, Florida, USA Solo student ejected
and was killed
   
9th June 1991
USAF
 F-16B 81-0814 111th FIS
Texas ANG
crashed near League City, Texas Pilot ejected   ACES II
17th June 1991
SAAF
Atlas Cheetah 5 Sqn   Crashed probable technical failure near Louis Trichardt during exercise Golden Eagle Pilot CMDT I. C. Jones ejected.   Martin-Baker
16th June 1991
 (PAF)
F-16A Block 15T 85723
81-0921
38 TW night training mission returning to Kamra AB suffered an engine failure on approach to landing Squadron Leader Syed Hassan Raza ejected   ACES II
20th June 1991
Swedish AF
J-35 Draken 35522 F10 Wing Destroyed in take off crash at Angelholm Air Base pilot ejected four
seconds after take off
  SAAB
27th June 1991
USN
A-4F Skyhawk 154971
007
VC-12 Fire warning after take off. Crashed off Key West, Florida pilot
ejected.
  Escapac
29th June 1991
USN
F-14A Tomcat 161597   VF-213 Collided with 159832 during operation from USS
Abraham Lincoln in the South China Sea
Lt. T. Taylor   Martin-Baker
Lt. R. Maddock   Martin-Baker

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
?? July 1991
Soviet Air Force
Mikoyan MiG-23 Flogger     Flame-out at 13,000ft, crashed near Yaroslavl, north of Moscow Victor Aleshin, ejected safely at 3,000ft   KM-1
?? July 1991
???
MiG-21 Fishbed ??     Engine failure. crashed during its final approach to an airfield near
Stavropol in the Crimea
pilot ejected safely    
8th July 1991
Singapore Air Force
F-16C Fighting Falcon     Crashed 148km. north east of Singapore, into China
Sea. Mid air collision with another F-16 which landed safely
pilot ejected safely   ACES II
8th July 1991
USN
F-14A Tomcat     South China Sea Lt. G. W. Huiet   Martin-Baker
Lt. W. H. Goodale   Martin-Baker
12th July 1991
USN
F/A-18C Hornet 164000
ING 402
VFA-147
USS Nimitz
Night ramp strike during night CV
recovery to USS Nimitz. Arabian Gulf
Pilot Lt. M. M. Gautreaux ejected   Martin-Baker
12th July 1991
Taiwanese
AIDC IDF Ching-Kuo 2nd prototype     aircraft suffered severe vibration as it approached
Mach 1 climbing through 16,500ft. The port horizontal stabiliser suffered a fatigue fracture causing
an uncommanded roll to starboard aircraft crashed into the Taichung Straits
Colonel Wu Ke Chen ejected at about 6,500ft. He drowned before SAE team reached him
only 10 minutes after the accident
  Martin-Baker
14th July 1991
USMC
TA-4F Skyhawk 154622
QR 51
VMA‑322
NAS South Weymouth.
Engine failure on post maintenance check flight. Off Massachusetts Crashed 10km off Cape Cod pilot    ejected safely   Escapac
16th July 1991
USN
F-14A Tomcat 160660
NIL 101
VF-51
USS Ranger
Arrester cable snapped on USS Ranger, crashed Straits of Formosa into Atlantic Ocean off North West
Africa.
Lt. R. A. Wucker   Martin-Baker
Lt. J. Whatley   Martin-Baker
16th or 17th July 1991
Italian AF
Aermacchi MB.326 311o Gruppo RSV   Crashed into the sea off Sabaudia T.COL M. Lodovisi   Martin-Baker
T.COL C. Landi   Martin-Baker
17th July 1991
USAF
F-16D Falcon 86-0045
WP
35th TFS/8th TFW
Kunsan Air Base
engine failure on a training flight from Kunsan Air Base. Crashed into the sea off Bangojm 3 miles from Yangman, South Korea ejected and
rescued by a passing fishing boat
  ACES II
ejected and
rescued by a passing fishing boat
  ACES II
19th or 21st July 1991

anyone confirm??


USN
A-6E Intruder 155708 VA-176
USS Forrestal
On bomb run crashed into sea, near
Aygonisi island 40 miles north of Crete
Pilot ejected - missing   Martin-Baker
BN Lt. J.
Musaus ejected
  Martin-Baker
19th July 1991
USMC

or

USN

A-6 Intruder
???????
159573
NJ 820

VA‑128
USS Ranger
tailhook separated on landing and ran into parked F/A‑18s on the bow, ejected   Martin-Baker
1st Lt. L. K. Jarvis ejected   Martin-Baker
21st July 1991
 
F‑4G Phantom II 69‑7550
WW
561st FS/35th FW Saudi Arabia     Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st August 1991
Indian Air Force
Hindustan Aeronautics Jaguar     collided 3km south of Deoria, Uttar Pradesh Pilot ejected safely suffered minor injuries   Martin-Baker
1st August 1991
Indian Air Force
Hindustan Aeronautics Jaguar     collided 3km south of Deoria, Uttar Pradesh Pilot ejected safely suffered minor injuries   Martin-Baker
2nd August 1991
Mor
Mirage       pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
6th August 1991
USAF
Northrop T-38 Talon     collided with a civilian Cessna near
San Antonio
    Northrop
    Northrop
8th August 1991
also seen as 15th August

German AF
Tornado 44+77 jbG.33 Crashed between Lanstein and Badaems during a sortie
from Buchel
    Martin-Baker
Capt. Albrecht
ejected safely
1.Lt. J. Asanger
ejected safely
Martin-Baker
9th August 1991
Soviet Air Force
MiG 31M Foxhound-B prototype     Aileron control lost at high altitude Uncommanded roll. Crashed near Zhukovsky flight test centre ejected   KM-1
ejected   KM-1
20th August 1991
USN
F-18C Hornet   USS Theodore Roosevelt Failed to rotate on take off Ejected   Martin-Baker
21st August 1991
USAF
F-4G Phantom II     Crashed in remote desert area of Arabian Peninsula     Martin-Baker
J. R. Stipo
ejected
W. Jacoby ejected Martin-Baker
22nd August 1991
Czech & Slovak AF
L-39 Albatros   2nd Training Regiment Engine failure and crew attempted to fly from densely populated city to clear area. Crashed near Trebisov, Slovakia ejected but left it too late - killed   VRB
ejected but left it too late - killed   VRB
23rd August 1991
RAF
Tornado       Flg. Off. G. Harley   Martin-Baker
Flg. Off. M. Entwhistle   Martin-Baker
24th August 1991
Yugoslav AF
Soko Galeb 2     Shot down by Croatian anti-aircraft fire and crashed
a few miles fro Yukovar, Eastern Slavonija
Captain Sasa Acimovic, ejected near Brsadin about 90m of height   Folland B-1
24th August 1991
Yugoslav Ar Force
J-21 Jastreb     near Bogdanovici Pilot ejected safely   Folland B-1
24th August 1991
USN
F/A-18C Hornet 164004   NH 304 VFA‑22
USS Abraham Lincoln
Settled off catapult, crashed into Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
29th August 1991
RAF
Jaguar T2 XX843/GT 54 Sqn ollided with low flying civilian Cessna 152 G-BMHI over
Carno, Powys. Cessna pilot killed, had been operating in a Military low flying area without authorisation
crew member ejected at low level inverted - killed   Martin-Baker
W.C W. Pixton Ejected and injured
[eye witness account from in files]
  Martin-Baker
27th August 1991
Fr N
Etendard       ENS DV N. Houel   Martin-Baker
27th August 1991
Spain
Mirage       CPT I. G. Cirugeda   Martin-Baker

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
?? September 1991
Soviet Air Force
MiG 31 Foxhound     Bratsk Air Base, Siberia Crashed on landing   KM-1
  KM-1
2nd September 1991
Greek
F-4 Phantom       A. Katsibras   Martin-Baker
C. Lainopoulos   Martin-Baker
2nd September 1991
Singapore Air Force
F-5E Tiger II     Engine fire in both engines. Crashed onto building site injuring two workers near Masai,
Johor, Malaysia
Pilot ejected   Northrop
6th September 1991
Italian Air Force
TF-104G Starfighter   4 Stormo Crashed near Massa Marittima, near its home
base of Grosseto, Tuscany, Maritime Alps
T.COL F.G Aarns ejected   Martin-Baker
CPL U. Gentilini ejected   Martin-Baker
7th September 1991
Taiwanese
TF-104G Starfighter     spun into the sea off Yunlin One pilot ejected but was drowned the
other was killed in crash
  Martin-Baker
12th September 1991
RAF
Tornado GR.1  ZA540/JQ 27 Sqn
Marham
crashed into the Bristol Channel south of
Steep Holm Island
Flt. Lt. A. Edwards   Martin-Baker
W.C J. Ball   Martin-Baker
16th September 1991 NFD             Martin-Baker
16th September 1991
Sing
Hunter       Lt. A. Lim Seng Tong   Martin-Baker
16th September 1991
Jugoslav Air Force
Soko Jastreb J-1 24136   shot down
by Croation ground forces
 pilot ejected    
18th September 1991
Jugoslavian Air Force
MiG 21bis Fishbed 17109   Shot down by AAA.Ogulin, Croatia. Pilot
ejected and captured
   
18th September 1991
USN
A-6E Intruder BuNo 154148
AB 511
VA-85
Norwegian Sea. Lost an engine on catapult launch. Both crew ejected out of envelope - sideways and survived. Aircraft crashed into the North Sea.

 

 

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sent via email -
 carrier footage USN.
 

Martin-Baker

via dp

Lt. Rick "Twig" A. Labranche

 

BN Lt. T. L. Fox
see also 15th Feb 1991
19th September 1991
Jugoslavian Air Force
Orao     Shot down by AAA Novska, Croatia Pilot ejected and captured   Martin-Baker
25th September 1991

RAF
Harrier T4A XZ147
S
233 OCU Pilot hit in face by a BIRD and was stunned and lost control.Due to low height both crew ejected


Cadet
Kate Saunders


Sqn. Ldr.
Ashley D. Stevenson

[see also 17th October 1990]

Martin-Baker
 

RAF Harrier T4A XZ147/S of 233 OCU. A female cadet was seriously injured after ejecting from a Royal Air Force. Harrier T.4 near Driffield, northern England. Cadet Kate Saunders, 22, suffered a broken leg, broken pelvis, crushed vertebrae, and 20% burns when her parachute descended into the fireball of the crashed Harrier. The pilot was uninjured and pulled student from fire. Saunders is the first female to eject from an RAF aircraft.

 
26th September 1991
Fr N
Etendard       MTR E. Gruzynski   Martin-Baker
30th September 1991
RAF
Harrier GR.5 ZD412/AH 3 Sqn
RAF Gutersloh
During a
conventional take off from Gutersloh, Germany. The pilot mistakenly believed the aircraft was not becoming airborne. It ran through the barrier and perimeter fence into the River Ems.
pilot Flt. Lt. M. Zanker ejected   Martin-Baker

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
2nd October 1991
USN
A-4E Skyhawk 150073
NJ 631
VFA-126 Crashed into the Pacific Ocean 100km off San Diega, CA, USA, during ACM Cdr. John "Bug" Roach ejected but was killed when his chute failed to deploy Escapac
3rd October 1991
RoCAF
F-104 4370   crashed into sea Wang Tien-hu ejected & rescued by S-70C   Lockheed C-2
 5th October 1991
CIS AF
PROTOTYPE YAK-141 Freestyle '77'     pilot ejected   K-36
 

Yak-141  Advanced Short Take Off and Vertical Landing [ASTVOL] crashed while conducting tests from Kiev Class Admiral Gorshkov, which was in the Severomorsk harbour in the Baring Sea. Final approach appeared to be descending to rapidly and crashed onto the deck of the carrier.

 6th October 1991
USN
 F/A‑18A 162852
AK 403
VFA‑137 hydraulic failure crashed into Mediterranean between Cyprus and Turkey Cdr. Michael R. Groothousen Martin-Baker
 9th October 1991
USMC
F/A-18C Hornet 163774 VMFA-235 Mid air
collision with another F-18C which landed safely 10 nm North of Kaneohe Hawaii
Capt. H. C. Dewey ejected   Martin-Baker
 10th October 1991
German Navy
Tornado 43+84 MfG.1 collided in mid-air during 'buddy buddy"
refueling and crashed into the sea near the Skaggerak between Denmark and Norway
Lt. Cdr. D.Henschel

O.Lt. M. Gohler 

Lt. Cdr. K. Seemann

  Martin-Baker
  Martin-Baker
 10th October 1991
German Navy
Tornado 46+17 MfG.1   Martin-Baker
  Martin-Baker
 16th October 1991

SAAF
Atlas MB.326M Impala 1  '553' 83 Jet Flying School Crashed after suspected birdstrike Lt. R. C. Angus ejected safely   Martin-Baker
12th October 1991
RoCAF
F-104 4369   crashed Chang Chi-chiu ejected   Lockheed C-2
17th October 1991
USN
A-6E Intruder 155658
NJ 806
VA-128 In‑flight fire near 29 Palms, California, USA Lt. C. Qesterle   Martin-Baker
LtJg D. H. Waterman   Martin-Baker
 19th October 1991
Gree
F-4 Phantom II       K. Elias   Martin-Baker
F. Kabiotis   Martin-Baker
 28th October 1991
Pakistan AF
F-16A   14 Sqn Flameout ? Crashed near Attock, northern Pakistan on a sortie from Kamra Pilot ejected   ACES II
October 1991
YAF
      shot down over Bijelo Polje by Osijek Captain Zoran Marjanovic ejected safely    

3-10-1991
French Navy - Alize '87' from 5F [4F?*] was on route to the carrier Foch when it crashed into the
sea.Other details give crash area as Nizza Lake. Three crew ejected. [check are Alize fitted with
ejection seats?]
& [afm/ap/62/92] & [afm/dec/60/95]*

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
3rd November 1991
Finnish AF
MiG-21bis   MG-117 lost when nose gear collapsed pilot ejected    
4th November 1991
YAF
J-21 Jastreb     shot over Vukovar, glided to Yugoslav territory Captain Zivojin Lazic ejected safely   Folland B-1
5th November 1991
Finnish Air Force
MiG 21 Fishbed   Rissala Air Base Nose gear collapsed

IS THIS SAME CRASH AS 3rd NOV ??

Pilot ejected    
7th November 1991
Italian AF
F-104S ASA Starfighter MM6708  5o Stormo, Rimini Collided in mid-air and crashed in hills near Imola, northern Italy pilot ejected safely S.TEN F.Majerna

Capt. A. Scali  

WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT

 

Martin-Baker
7th November 1991
Italian AF
F-104S ASA Starfighter MM6806  5o Stormo, Rimini Collided in mid-air and crashed in hills near Imola, northern Italy pilot ejected safely Martin-Baker
8th November 1991
Yugoslav AF
Soko Galeb G-2     shot down in Zadar area by Strela SAM pilot ejected    
8th November 1991
Yugoslav AF
Soko Galeb G-2     shot down in Zadar area by Strela SAM pilot ejected    
8th November 1991
Jugoslavian Air Force
MiG 21 Fishbed     Shot down. Fiume, Croatia Pilot ejected    
11th November 1991
USMC
AV-8B Harrier II
Callsign "Biscuit"
162727 VMA-223
Rota NAS while on detachment
from USS Wasp
In-flight fire. Flew away from the Spanish village of Villagarcia de la Torre, Badajoz
Province, Spain and crashed
Capt. Thomas P. Driscoll ejected with the aircraft inverted but his parachute broke away before he reached the ground and he was killed Stencel
12th November 1991
YAF
Soko Jastreb   J-21     Shot down by strela SAM in Sinj area Tomislav Milovanovic ejected and captured   Folland B-1
15th November 1991
YAF
J-21 Jastreb     shot down over the sea, saved by Yugoslav-Navy half frozen Captain Zarko Maksimovic ejected   Folland B-1
19th November 1991

Soviet Air Force
MiG 23UM Flogger-C     Flame out following bird strike, Juterborg, Germany ejected   KM-1
ejected   KM-1
26th November 1991
South African Air Force
MB.326B Impala 1     Crashed during night training flight after engine
problems
Pilot Lt. J. Scott ejected   Martin-Baker
27th November 1991
USAF
 F-16A 80-048
DC
121st TFS District of Columbia ANG   Pilot ejected safely   ACES II
30th November 1991
USAF
A-7D Corsair   180th Ohio Air National Guard Encountered problems during a routine training exercise over Lake Huron Lieutenant Young ejected and parachuted safely into the lake about a mile from shore. But a subsequent rescue mission to retrieve him from the water was hindered by 40-knot winds and seven-foot waves, and Young's body was never recovered.   Escapac

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
4th December 1991
USN
F/A-18C Hornet 164065 VFA-94 Training flight.Crashed 10 nm North of Lone Pine, California Cdr. L. A. Fox ejected   Martin-Baker
5th December 1991
USN
KA-6D Intruder 151810 VA-85 Approach to USS America. Port side exploded on
approach, waved off
    Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
11th December 1991
USN
 S-3B Viking   NAS Cecil Field Uncommanded left roll Crew ejected   Escapac
ejected   Escapac
13th December 1991
Rep. of Korea AF
F-5A     Two Northrop F-5A's collided in mid air and crashed near Kwangju, 150 miles
south of Seoul. One pilot was killed. Two injured on ground.
One pilot ejected   Northrop
13 December 1991
10:01

Japanese DF
F-15DJ 12-8079 201st Hikoutai
Chitose AB
explosion in rear of aircraft while Preparing to land at Komatsu AB. crashed in the Japan Sea, northwest of Komatsu AB. Pilot ejected at height 600 m   ACES II
17th December 1991

Royal AF of Oman
Jaguar S 207 20 Sqn bird strike pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
20th December 1991
YAF
J-22 Orao     after take off in Banja Luka Captain Puhac Zoran ejected   Folland B-1

 

 

FEEDBACK

 

Wanted to let you know that the A-4 fatality on 2-10-91 was my friend (and everybody's) Cdr. John "Bug" Roach.  I saw Bug less than a month before his death, and he had the world by the tail.  As the navy's senior LSO he was a limited duty officer.  He grinned beneath his mustache and said,"Long as I pass the physical they gotta fly me."  He'd managed 40-odd Desert Storm missions but told me "I'm swearing off war to teach the young guys."

One of a kind, muchly missed.

There was also a civilian A-4 ejection fatality in Utah about two years ago, operated by Advanced Training Systems International here in Arizona.

 

Here is a clarification of the aircraft that the 401TFW(P) / 614TFS 'Lucky Devils' lost in the Gulf War.

 

Jeff 'Tico' Tice was flying 87-0257 on the 19th of January when he was hit with a SAM-6 over Baghdad. His aircraft made it quite a way before he was forced to eject.

 Mike 'Cujo' Roberts was in 87-0228 when he was shot down by a direct SAM hit over Baghdad on the same mission.

Jon Ball was flying 87-0224 later during the war (I believe on the 21st of January, although I may be wrong) when a Mk. 84 bomb exploded as it left the aircraft on a strike mission over Kuwait. Jon was almost immediatly picked up by a Navy helo and returned with very minor injuries.

 Visit the Lucky Devils in the Gulf War at:

Mike Kopack
ex-F-16 Crew Chief
56TTW MacDill AFB 87-89

 
I really like your site. I've been an aircraft engineer all my life and
I still think that the bang seat is the smartest bit of kit on the
aircraft.

Can I just comment on a couple of your Tornado entries:-

With regards to the Tornado entry for 14 Feb 1991, The aircrew were in
fact XV Sqn and were operating from Muharraq International airport in
Bahrain. It was a XV Sqn detachment but the aircraft used were pooled
from the entire Tornado fleet. Some aircrew were also pooled from 17F
Sqn and 617 Sqn. I was a groundcrew member on that operation and I can
confirm that Rupert Brooks and Steve Hicks were XV Sqn aircrew.

Steve Hicks was "command ejected" by his pilot but he had been fatally
wounded by shrapnel from the exploding SAM.

On your next Tornado entry dated 10 May 1991, you correctly note that
the pilot was ejected by his navigator. I can give you a little more
detail to this story. The pilot, Pablo Mason was quite a flamboyant
character and possibly overconfident of his own abilities. The nav, Rob
Woods was quiet and professional.

The nav had claimed that the aircraft was out of control at low level
and he initiated command ejection for himself and the pilot. The pilot
admitted that the aircraft was out of control but claimed that he was
regaining control when the nav banged them out. He blamed the nav for
the accident. The board of enquiry, with the benefit of the flight data
recorder, confirmed that the aircraft would not have recovered and that
the nav had undoubtedly saved the pilots life. Pablo Mason went on to
sell his Gulf war stories to the tabloids and said some unpleasant
things about his fellow aircrew.

With regards to the entry for 17 Jan 1991, John Peters and John Nichol
were also XV Sqn aircrew on the XV Sqn detachment to Muharraq
International airport in Bahrain.

Hope this helps,

--
Paul Giverin
 
 
 

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