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   January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
7th January 1998
13:30

USAF
F-16C Block 40C 88-0449
'HL'
421 FS
388th FW
collided with another F‑16 which landed safely. Crashed Utah Test & Training range, 105 M W of Hill AFB, UT, USA Captain Paul Hertzberg
ejected with minor injuries
x ACES II
8th January 1998
USAF
F-16C Block 40G 89-2131
'HL'
34 FS
388th Fighter Wing
Hill Air Base
Missing seal in engine which caused engine failure. Crashed Utah Test & Training range, nr Bonneville Salt Flats, UT, USA Lieutenant Colonel Judd Kelley
ejected safely
x ACES II
                 

   February 

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
  February 7th 1998: Two F/A-18's from the George Washington collided today in the Persian Gulf while returning to the ship after a routine patrol over the no-fly zone. Both aviators were recovered by SAR and flown back to the GW. One of the aviators was killed.
  Update February 12th: The 2 F/A-18s were from VFM-251, killed was Lt. Col. Henry G. VanWinkle, 41, of Kirkwood, N.Y. The other aviator, Maj. Cary D. Venden, of Conroe, Texas, is in good condition aboard George Washington. The aircraft were on their way to the no-fly zone.
                 
8th February 1998
or is the the 6th???

USN
F/A‑18C 163489
AA 412
VFA‑81
USS Dwight D Eisenhower
Crashed into sea, in the Atlantic near Puerto Rico USA, following cold cat shot pilot Lt. Cmdr. Tom Halley ejected safely   Martin-Baker
NACES
12th February 1998
USN
AV‑8B 164149
WL 06
VMA‑311
MCAS Yuma, AZ, USA
lost control during landing pilot ejected safely   Stencel
18th February 1988
USAF
B-1B   9th Bomb Squadron , 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. crash near Marion, Ky. Destroyed on impact in a pasture.

 

Lt. Col. Daniel Charchian, pilot; ACES II
Capt. Jeffrey Sabella, co-pilot   ACES II
Capt. Kevin Schields, WSO   ACES II
1st Lt. Bert Winslow, WSO   ACES II
                 

   March

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
23rd March 1998
20:20

USAF
F-16C Block 40F 89-2067
'HL'
4 FS
Hill Air Base
Veered off Hill AFB’s runway pilot ejected with minor injuries   ACES II
31st March 1998
USN
S‑3B 159748
NJ 737
VS‑41 Pacific Ocean 35 M oft Point Loma, CA, USA ejected safely   Escapac
ejected safely   Escapac
ejected safely   Escapac
ejected safely   Escapac
                 

 April  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
22nd April 1998
USN
AV‑8B 164131
WL 04
VMA‑311 35 M N of Yuma, AZ, USA pilot ejected but was killed   Stencel
27th April 1998
USMC
F/A‑18C 163744
NF 301
VFA‑192 northern Arabian Sea pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
29th April 1998
USN
EA‑6B 162225
NIL 622
VAO‑142 14 M N of Prince Sultan AB, Saudi Arabia ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
ejected   Martin-Baker
                 

 May  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
13th May 1998
10:30

USAF
F-16C Block 30B 85-1550 174 FS  IA ANG Multiple birdstrike - White Pelicans resulting in canopy and engine failure. Crashed seven miles south of Ainsworth, Nebraska near Johnston pilot ejected but was injured hitting the birds during the ejection   ACES II
14th May 1998
USAF
A‑10A 80‑0271
CM
358th FS/355th W 3 M SW of Kitt Peak, AZ, USA pilot ejected safely   ACES II
21st May 1998
USN
F‑14B Tomcat 162917
AB 107
VF‑102 Crashed shortly after take‑off. nr MCAS Cherry Point, NC, USA Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
RIO ejected   Martin-Baker
                 
  13may98      69‑0298   OF‑4G   AF149   475th WEG, into Gulf of Mexico on flight from Tyndall AFB, FL, USA, shot down CHECK ???

 

   June    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
5th June 1998
USAF
F‑15A 77‑0120
JZ
122nd FS LA ANG, NAS New Orleans, LA, USA aborted take‑off pilot ejected safely   ACES II
19th June 1998
USAF
F-16D Block 40K
90-0798
'MY'
68 FS
Hill AFB, UT. USA

[aircraft from 347th Wing at Moody AFB, Georgia]

during take‑off after maintenance at ALC skidded off the runway at Hill AFB Captain Bryan Nordhelm
ejected
safely
  ACES II
23rd June 1998
USAF
F-4 Phantom   NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre, USA Test  
nasa dryden frc

Martin-Baker 

                 

   July     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
6th July 1998

USN
F‑14A
Tomcat
160891 NASWC during ACM Pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
RIO ejected safely   Martin-Baker
22nd July 1998
USAF
F‑16C 91‑0397
SW
78th FS During ACM crashed into Atlantic 12 M off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Capt. James Sevick ejected  safely
rescued by coast guard taken to the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston for observation and released same day

  ACES II
24th July 1998
09:05

USAF
F-16C Block 50
90-0804
'WW'
14 FS
35th Fighter Wing, USAF, based at Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
 
Crashed at end of Misawa AB's runway and burst into flames Lieutenant Brice Simpson
ejected
taken to the Hachinohe Shimin
Hospital (Hachinohe Citizens Hospital)
He died of his injuries two month s later.
  ACES II
30th July 1998
USN
F‑14B Tomcat 161427
AA 106
VF‑103
USS Dwight D Eisenhower
Crashed on its way to Antalya for emergency landing into Mediterranean off Turkey after collision with F‑14B 162913 which landed safely on Ike     Martin-Baker
Lt. Cmdr. Ronald Lee ``Rhino'' Wise Jr  struck the aircraft during the ejection and did not survive RIO ?? ejected OK Martin-Baker

My thanks to
Chuck Potter,  USN for additional details on the above entry
and

CDR Kerry D. Smith, USN, for correcting errors in the crew position listing.

Further details found

Lt. Cmdr. Ronald Lee ``Rhino'' Wise Jr., 36, was killed while ejecting from his Tomcat July 30th in the Med. 3 F-14's were conducting fighter crew training when 2 of them collided. The other Tomcat made it safely back to the Eisenhower with minor damage. The RIO Lt. Richard Kane, 27, sustained a broken leg. They were heading for Antalya, Turkey when they decided to eject.

Lt. Cmdr. Wise was a former Intruder driver and was the last aviator to fly the A-6 at Oceana. It was his first tour with VF-103. He was married and a father of three.

 

   August     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
August 3rd 1998                
8th August 1998
USN
F‑14B Tomcat 160407
AC 105
VF‑32 into Atlantic 62 M NW of Virgin Islands Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
RIO ejected   Martin-Baker
24th August 1998
18:15

USAF
F-16C Block 40D 88-0519
'OS'
36 FS
51st FW
Engine bearing failure. Routine training flight. Crashed into the sea about one mile off the coast from Kangnung, South Korea Captain David W. Murphy
ejected safely
  ACES II
31st August 1998
USN
S‑3B Viking 159737
NJ 737
VS‑41   ejected safely   Escapac
ejected safely   Escapac
ejected safely   Escapac
ejected safely   Escapac
                 

   September     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
1st September 1998
09:13

USAF
F-16C Block 30E 86-0324
'CC'
523 FS/27th FW Crashed 30 miles southwest of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, due to G‑LOC of pilot Major Kevin Frisbie
ejected at high speed at low altitude
seriously injured
  ACES II
16th September 1998
USN
F/A‑18C 765209
AA 305
VFA‑83
USS Eisenhower
in western Mediterranean, during practice strafing run pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker NACES
25th September 1998
USN
F/A‑18C 165223
AA 214
VFA‑34 into Mediterranean 80 M from Toulon, France pilot ejected safely   Martin-Baker
NACES
 

September 16th 1998: by USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public Affairs MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) -- While conducting routine flight operations in the western Mediterranean Sea Sept. 16, an F/A-18 Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 attached to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), was reported in the water approximately 10 miles from the carrier.

The pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was recovered on board Dwight D. Eisenhower by an HH-60 helicopter attached to Helicopter Squadron (HS) 15. The pilot exited the helo under his own power and is being evaluated by Navy medical personnel. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

 

  27th September 1998, number 7915 (still in camouflage markings), was landed rather heavily at the end of the sortie. The pilot ejected and the aircraft continued rolling slowly down the runway after the other three. It drifted to the left, departed the runway onto the desert floor, shedding various parts of the airframe as it did so. It lost the landing gear, smoke pod and a flap before finally coming to rest.

   October    

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
22nd October 1998
13:00

USAF
F-16C Block 42B 88-0414
'LF'
310 FS
 FS
56th FW
Luke AFB
Mid air collision during with F‑16C 90‑0730 shortly after take‑off during routine air-to-air training mission. Crashed ten miles north of air base
Other F-16 landed safely
Lt. Col. James Bright
ejected safely
  ACES II

   November   

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew seat photo
8th November 1998
USN
S‑3B
Viking
159733
AC 706
Sea Control Squadron 22

VS‑22  (Zappers)
USS Enterprise

Their plane was struck on the deck by an EA‑6B during Practicing night landing aboard USS Enterprise, and all six crew members from the planes ejected

120 M oft coast of VA, USA
Cmdr. James Wallace ejected  slightly injured   Escapac
Lt. j.g. Kirk Schneringer ejected  slightly injured   Escapac
8th November 1998
USN
EA-6B Prowler   Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

130

NAS Whidbey Island,Wash.

Practicing night landings
 aboard the carrier. Lost in collision with S-3B Viking, The crew ejected, but Duffy was found
 dead and the others are missing and were presumed dead
 after a  day-long search.

SOURCE: public domain - news

Lt.  Cdr. Kirk Barich ejected  missing presumed dead   Martin-Baker
Lt. j.g. Brendan Duffy ejected, but was found  dead   Martin-Baker
Lt. j.g. Meredith  Carol Loughran (female) ejected  missing presumed dead   Martin-Baker
Lt. j.g. Charles Woodard ejected  missing presumed dead   Martin-Baker
17th November 1998
14:40

USAF
F-16C Block 30B 85-1489
'TH'
113 FS
Indiana Air National Guard at Terre Haute
Crashed 70 miles southeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jefferson Proving Grounds, IN, USA  First Lieutenant Chris Snyder
ejected
  ACES II
19th November 1998
15:00

USAF
F-16C Block 50Q
93‑0538
SW
55 FS
20th FW

Shaw AFB, South Carolina
AC generator failure, engine fuel control problems. Crashed about 2 miles from end of runway Lieutenant Colonel Robert Harvey
Commander of the 55th Fighter Squadron
ejected
ACES II
Tuesday 24th November 1998
Kuwaiti A.F.
F/A-18 Hornet   61 Sqn
Ahmed Al- Jaber AFB
Caught by strong crosswind in touch down landing. Aircraft forced off the runway at which point the pilot ejected. Major Husain Al-Rashidi
ejected

via Major Hussain AL-Rashidi

Martin-Baker
NACES 

". . . we were three ship and I was number 2 and in the touchdown. I ejected because the high crosswind hit me and the aircraft flipped to the left.  I maintained control and when I went to take off the aircraft nose was 45 degrees from the RUNWAY heading so the aircraft departed the runway and in this time I ejected."

   December     

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
 3rd December 1998
USMC
AV‑8B Harrier 163862
YP
HMM‑163 inflight fire, crashed during emergency approach to ship into Pacific 718 M W of Guam, nr USS Saipan pilot ejected safely   Stencel
4th December 1998
USAF
F-16D Block 30J 87-0389
'CC'

[see also 26th January 1994]

522 FS
Cannon AFB, New Mexico
Engine failure. Crashed 30 miles south of Fort Summer, New Mexico     ACES II
Lieutenant Colonel Randel Meyer
ejected safely
Senior Airman Hugo Serrano-Molina
ejected safely
broke an ankle
 
15th December 1998
15:30

USAF
F-16C Block 25E 84-1314
'LF'
61 FS Training mission. Crashed Barry M. Goldwater range about 40 miles west of Gila Bend, Arizona Major Will Sparrow ejected safely   ACES II
                 

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