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Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Thursday 18th January 2007
1640 hrs IST

Indian Air Force
Jaguar   Nal Air Base in Rajasthan Routine range training flight. Crashed near the Pokhran firing range during  a live firing exercise mission pilot  Flight Lieutenant Ronald Kevin Serrao died No ejection
Thursday 25th January 2007
1640 hrs IST

Indian Air Force
Mirage 2000   Gwalior Crashed and caught fire in an agriculture field outside of Baragaon village at Jaura block in Morena district in Madhya Pradesh. No ground casualties. pilot M. M. Tripathi killed No ejection

  February   Losses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Thursday 8th February 2007
[Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd]
HJT-36 Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) Prototype S3466/"275"
Bangalore Division

Burts a tyre on take off and eered off runway at
Yelahanka airfield, Bangalore Aero Show. News Link 1
News Link 2
HAL Chief Test Pilot, Sqdn Leader Baldev Singh

egressed on ground unhurt.


Zvezda K36CT Russian ejection seat
Some reports have stated that the pilot "ejected". The canopy of the aircraft opens sideways and from news footage appears that this is open and that  he was able to egress safely on the ground - Confirmation of details appreciated
Friday 16th February 2007
1922 Moscow time

Kazakhstan Air Force
MiG-31B   Bukha-Zhirau Airport During a training flight cashed in the Karaganda (six kilometers north of Qaraghandy) Region, Kazakhstan     no ejection reported
Pilot Captain Denis Fedotov Killed Co-pilot Andrei Leontiev Killed

Defence Minister Danial Akhmetov said,
"The pilots displayed a great heroism refusing to eject and preventing the plane from crashing into residential areas."

Monday 19th February 2007

Mirage 2000C 116 EC2/12 Solenzara AB, Cambrai - North Corsica)

SPA 90

02.012 “Picardy

crashed into the sea south of Korika near  Bonifacio on the Southern tip of Corsica Pilot Captain Denis Monier killed No ejection

  March Losses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Thursday 1st March 2007
Sri Lanka Air Force
PT-6 fixed wing two seat trainer     Routine training session. Crashed over  Anuradhapura in north-central Sri Lanka      
Instructor Pilot killed Student pilot killed no ejection seats are fitted to this type of aircraft
5th March 2007

122 Filo
Izmir-Cigli  AFB
 crashed in a field near the city of Manisa shortly after take off from Izmir   Weber
Pilot 2nd Lt Teğmen Barış Çakır
7th March 2007
Yemen Air Force
MIG-29     Emergency crash landing on an unpaved runway in Saada, some 230 kilometres north
of the capital Sana'a, Burst into flames on ground
Pilot sustained some injuries but escaped from crashed aircraft   no ejection
7th March 2007
Yemen Air Force
MIG-29     Pilot sustained some injuries but escaped from crashed aircraft   no ejection
Friday 16th March 2007
2:45 p.m
Privately owned Aero L-39 Albatros     Crashed  just north of the runway that runs east and west during the Tico Warbird Airshow, Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville, USA Pilot Eilon Krugman-Kadi (an attorney from Gainesville) was killed in the crash no ejection

   AprilLosses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Monday 9th April 2007
12:00 p.m.

Bangladesh Air Force
PT-6I Trainer 3802
                                                photos: Ittefaq
Solo flight - no other crew

Flight cadet Faisal Mahmud killed

no ejection seats are fitted to this type of aircraft
Jessore Airport  Crashed in Jessore district of western Bangladesh
Saturday 21st April 2007
Blue Angel

MCAS Beaufort, SC 
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Crashed  at low level during an air show at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C

Hit tree during formation rejoin during show

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Davis  killed
                   photo. usn
no ejection
Thursday 26th April 2007
Angolan Air Force
Zlin-142 I-130 Lobito Military Aeronautic Training School crashed  in Catumbela region, central Benguela province      
instructor Major Bento José Henriques Coelho killed trainee Marlene Luís killed no ejection seats fitted to this type of aircraft

 May   Losses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Tuesday, 1st May 2007 11:10 AM
Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Mirage III     Part of a military display to mark the 25th anniversary of the Argentine air force's first combat flights over the Falkand Islands. Ran into a fog bank at the end of the air strip following a low flying pass Crashed in a field next to the Tandil VI Air Brigade The pilot, Lieutenant Marcos Peretti did not eject. He steered the plane towards an unpopulated area where the aircraft crashed and he was killed no ejection
Wednesday 9th May 2007
10:30 hours local time

Northrop F-5   4th Air Force Base in Dezfoul, in the province of Khuzestan crashed near Golkhaneh village in Hosseinieh district in Alvar region north of Khuzestan province. Pilot reported as killed
no ejection
Friday 11th May 2007
Northrop F-5F     Crashed within the grounds of a military base in Hukou, around 50 kilometres south of the capital Taipei      
instructor Major Wei Tzu-yuan Killed intelligence officer Captain Chang Chia-chun killed  
Two Singaporean soldiers also killed on ground
18th ?? May 2007 PT-6   Meikhtila Air Base crashed near Sarhmaw Township, west of Myitkyina in
Kachin State
    no ejection seats are installed in type of trainer
Friday 18th May 2007
CT-114 Tutor No. 2
431 Sqn
crashed during a rehearsal for two air shows this weekend in Malmstrom, Montana Captain Shawn McCaughey Killed
no ejection reported
Tuesday 22nd May 2007
  Udhampur airbase Crashed in the Basantgarh-Mahore mountains in Reasi district. Pilot and plane wreckage wreckage found in high mountainous reaches of Kathua district, southeast of Jammu Pilot Lakhanpal missing Pilot Squadron Leader P. G. Reddy [Ready] Killed
  News reports are at present confused - Initial reports stated a two seat training MiG-21 was lost with both pilots. Later that a single seat MiG-21  was lost and one pilot had been recovered.  Further reports stated that two pilots, named here were both missing. CONFIRMED Details appreciated

 June   Losses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
  On 5th June 2007 there was a Russian emergeny. A MiG-29UB took off from Domna airbase and it had an engine fire. The pilots (Lt.Col Aleksey Okutin and Capt. Albert Khadzhiyarov) managed to land the aircraft.
A Russian article is here: no 72
Tuesday 5th June 2007
Aero Vochody
L-39 Albatros
  Nha Trang Institute of Military Aviation Technical problem. Crashed into the sea near Ninh Thuan is 350 kilometers (220 miles) northeast of Ho Chi Minh City during a training exercise  
Senior Lieutenant Colonel Tran Van Deo killed Senior Lieutenant Le Lam Phuong killed No ejections reported
15th June 2007

[also shown as 14th June 2--7 - believe this to be due to time difference between Iraq/US

Block 42
Fighting Falcon
332nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Balad Air Base

[180th Fighter Wing based in Toledo]

112th Fighter Squadron

Crashed in Iraq about 50 miles north of Baghdad  shortly after take-off from  Balad Air Base to  provide air support for ground troops.

Maj. Kevin Sonnenberg was killed

No Ejection

Tuesday 26th June 2007

F-15 Eagle    
142nd Wing

Oregon Air National Guard,
Crashed into the Pacific Ocean during a training mission.

Maj. Gregory D. Young died in the crash


No Ejection

Saturday 30th June 2007
 11:56 local time (0956 GMT)

Dem. Rep. Congo
Sukhoi Su-25     Control lost while coming in to land. Engine malfunction cited. Crashed  next to the runway in the north eastern city of Kisangani during an Independence Day display Pilot killed
No ejection reported

 July   Losses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Thursday 12th July 2007
3:30 p.m

Sri Lanka Air Force
Kfir C-7 or C-2     CLAIM
Badly damaged by Tiger Tigers anti-aircraft cannon fire over Vavuniyaa Forward Defence Line. Crash landed in northern Vavuniyaa
20th July 2007
9pm (2200 AEST)

South Korean AF
Block 52
93-4117 Seosan AFB On a night training mission. Crashed  into the Yellow Sea off South Korea's west coast during a night training exercise no ejections reported
Lt. Park In-chul
presumed dead
Lt. Col. Lee Kyu-jin
presumed dead

 August Losses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
15th August 2007
11:00 p.m



USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75)
crashed at sea while conducting operations on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Only three crew on board. All three missing  


Thursday 30th August 2007
8:50 a.m

Thai Air Force
Pilatus PC-9      
  Khampaeng Saen crash-landed in central Thailand's province of Nakorn Pathom Wing Commander Wiwat Butrwang
Flying Officer Surapog Mongdee

 September Losses without ejection including fatalities

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Saturday 1st September 2007
Zlin Z-526AFS SP-CDF/ ?? Pilot Lech Marchelewski killed  
Saturday 1st September 2007
Zlin Z-526AFS SP-CDF/ ?? Zelazny Aerobatic Team collided during an acrobatic display at  at the Radom Air Show in Poland Pilot Piotr Banachowicz killed
Wednesday 5th September 2007
Pakistan Air Force
Chengdu FT-7     Crashed  near an air force base outside Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, southwestern Pakistan Squadron Leader Ammar Butt died in the crash    
Earlier reports of this loss stated that the pilot had ejected safely from the aircraft
Tuesday 11th September 2007
Indian A. F.
Kiran HJT-16   Hakimpet Air Force Academy Crashed at  Air Force Academy on the outskirts of Hyderabad     Martin-Baker
Squadron Leader Bhagat
Trainee Pilot SC Pathi

Saturday 22nd September  2007


Unconfirmed reports are circulating in the media of a Syrian MiG-21 crashing following a brief mission over the Israeli held Golan Heights.

The Israeli Air Force had sent   F-15 to confront Syrian MiGs detected over the Golan. By the time the F-15s arrived the MiGs had left the area. It was following their return to Syrian air space that the crash is alleged to have happened

The Israeli Air Force had been on alert for expected Syrian retaliatory strikes following unconfirmed reports that Israel had made an aerial and covert ground assault on a suspected Syrian nuclear installation near the Iraq border on 6th September.

Further details if and when they become available



Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
12th October 2007

Super Ētendard   Landivisiau Airbase Britany accidental ejection maintenance crew member died from his injuries   Martin-Baker
Wednesday 31st October 2007

F2 fighter   Nagoya Airport  crashed on take off      


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

Thursday 8th November 2007

Help will be appreciated from Turkish speaking visitors to translate articles found in Turkish News Media on Turkish Air Force Losses

??? 2nd Main Jet Base Training Command
Cigli Air Force Base Izmir
Night flying exercise. Crashed within perimeter of air base at Izmir Northrop
Pilot Captain  Yüzbaşı Tunç Fidaner
Lt. Muzaffer Gümüş
Wednesday 14th November 2007
Tornado GR4   RAF Marham
[mishaps & losses]

BAE Systems are contracted to service RAF Tornados

BAe aircrew carrying out  a test flight.
Plane landed OK

Inadvertent Ejection

No further details until they are released

Pilot landed aircraft at RAF Marham, Norfolk
British Aerospace navigator Mr. Mike Harland was ejected lost during inverted roll - body found a field near South Creake  Norfolk
  RAF link
RAF Marham

BAe Systems Link
MOD is not releasing any details of the incident at this stage
21st November 2007
Sukhoi Su-30   9th league of Division 3 Crashed while attempting to land Wanli Airport in Wuhu, Anhui Province Pilot escaped
Monday 26th November 2007
09:15 GMT

F-4 Phantom II ??? ??? Flight during  Basij Week that is being celebrated nationwide. Crashed into the Oman Sea off the country's southeastern coast near the Iranian port city of Konarak     Martin-Baker
Pilot killed RIO killed Martin-Baker


Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Wednesday 5th December 2007
Block 52
99-1516 337 Mira
110 Mahis
Larissa Air Force Base.
Night training mission. Crashed into  the sea north of the island of Alonissos, in the
northwestern Aegean
Flt. Lt. Athanasios Batsaras
body recovered by Turkish Frigate
6th December 2007

l’Armée de l’air
Rafale B 316 / 7-HL  EC 01.007
 "Provence", based in  Saint-Dizier (BA 113)
The aircraft suddenly dived from 4000 m and crashed in the ground near
Neuvic (Corrèze)
capitaine  Emmanuel MORIUSER
did not eject
photo requested Martin-Baker
Mk F16F
Monday 17th December 2007
(Burma) Air Force



    Engine failure. Crashed on take off during test flight in central Myanmar near an international airport  Mandalay      
pilot Sai Seng Linn
Sources differ about a co-pilot
Further clarification appreciated
Further confusion from varying sources
The aircraft is now reported as a single seat F-7
Saturday 22nd December 2007
11.50 a.m

Indian A. F.
 HJT-16 Kiran
Surya Kiran Kalaikunda airbase Crashed during take off after refueling at Bhubaneswar Airport on way to Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh pilot Wing Commander Rajat Tyagi quickly ejected himself"

It is believed that the pilot was able to get out by himself without using the ejection seat



Thanks to

Raza Rao for his help with information on Pakistan Air Force losses
Steve Vanrhyn for information concerning Yemen Air Force crashes
Michel van der Voort (Brush & Dustpan / Stoffer & Blik Editor) Dutch Aviation Society/Scramble www.scramble.nl




Wednesday 8th August 2007

Sudanese A.F.

Rebels in Darfur have claimed to have shot down a Sudanese Government MiG-29. They say they have the wreckage of the aircraft but have not located the pilot.

These claims are being dismissed by the Sudanese Government.

Further details if and when they become available


Monday 12 June 2007

Algerian MiG-29 Report
Did a MiG-29 Crash
YES or NO??
NO !!

Monday 12th June 2007

Since Monday 12th June 2007 there have been a great many media reports  that an Algerian MiG-29 crashed and the pilot ejected. I added this news alert to the webpage.
Why then, within a few hours, did I remove it?
 I received an email within five hours of posting the information to say  the aircraft, that may not even have been a MiG was on a test flight over the  Mediterranean sea and made a "Mach bang". Local Algerian initially media reported the  the "explosion" that at one time was thought to be a terrorist attack but was later credited to a crash. Other world media, including this website,  picked up the story and the news spread quickly
The aircraft landed safely and normally at Bousfer air.
The more reports the more contradictory the information -

Algerian Losses & Ejections


Saturday 22nd December 2007
Indian Air Force jet trainer crashed in Bhubaneswar - Crashed during take off after refuelling at Bhubaneswar Airport on way to Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh from Kalaikunda airbase.

It is not clear whether the pilot use the ejection seat or "get out" of the aircraft while on the ground
Further details appreciated



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 Monday, 31. December 2007 17:56

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