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  January  

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
Sunday
6th January 2008
noon

RJAF
      Crashed near capital when it nose-dived into a farm in the town of Ein al-Basha, 20 kilometers (14 miles) north of Amman      
Maj. Radwan Ababneh
killed
Lt. Yazan Aranke
killed
January 2008

At the the time of the 20th April loss many news agencies reported that two F-16s had been lost in accidents during January 2008. These reports were erroneous and no such losses occurred.

Tuesday 15th January 2007
South African Air Force
Pilatus Astra PC-7 Mk.II      En route to Air Force Base Langebaanweg for routine maintenance. Crashed outside Bredasdorp in the Western Cape Pilot Lieutenant Colonel Chris Meiring
killed
  Martin-Baker
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
Pakistan
T-37C   Risalpur Crashed in the grounds of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in the village of topi, swabi district, NWFP. 62m (100km) from islamabad Pilot Officer  Raja Jehanzeb
killed
Tuesday 29th January 2008
12:00 Moscow time

Azerbijan AF
MiG-29     Crashed in the Caspian sea 60 kilometres off shore     K-36
Fakhraddin Asgarov
died in the accident
Afgan Aslanov
died in the accident
K-36

  February

 

Wednesday 6th February 2008


Pakistan Army
Bell 412 786-201    Returning to Kohat from Wana, South Waziristan’s regional headquarters. Crashed near Tanai near Wana-Jandola Road in Ahmedzai Wazir area.
Killed in the crash
Captain Naveed Ahmed
Pilot
Captain Muhammad Haroon
Pilot
Naik Amir Ali
crew chief
General Officer Commanding (GOC), Kohat, Maj Gen Javed Sultan
Brigadier Muhammad Afzal Cheema Brigadier Saeed Ahmad Khan Lieutenant Colonel Pir Umer Farooq  Captain Shehzad

 

Friday 15th February 2008
Pakistan
Mirage   Sargodha
AFB
crashed into fields at Shaheenabad village, 30 km southeast of Sargodha, Central Punjab Wing Commander Azhar Ismael
died in the crash
Martin-Baker
21st February 2008
11:05

FAU
PC-7 303
c/n 596
Air Base No. 2, Durazno Bird strike believed to have been the cause. Crashed near the town of Polancos de Florida      
Alf. Johnatan Martinez
killed
Cpt. Diego Silveira (Instructor)
killed
 
 March
Tuesday 4th March 2008
19:18

RoCAF
Block 20
F-16A
6706 12th FS
401st FW
Hua Lien AFB
during night intercept training, missing and presumed crashed into sea, 42 NM southeast of Hua Lien. Hua Lien Pilot Major TING Shih Pao
Missing
ACES II
Wednesday 12th March 2008
16:00

USAF
T-38 Talon   71st Flying Training Wing
Vance Air Force Base
Training sortie. Ran off a runway while taking off from Vance Air Force Base sustained significant damage      
instructor pilot exited safely
no ejection
instructor pilot exited safely
no ejection
 
Two instructor pilots were aboard
Friday 14th March 2008
USAF
F-16C
62nd Fighter Squadron
Luke Air Force Base


Luke
Air Force Base Arizona USA
Crashed south of Alamo Lake, about 50 miles northwest of Wickenburg 2nd Lieutenant David J. Mitchell
[180th Fighter Wing
Ohio National Guard  on temporary assignment to
62nd FS]
killed in crash
  ACES II
Friday 14th March 2008
16:00

USN
T-34C
Turbomentor
  Training Squadron 6
NAS Whiting Field
crashed near Ashville, approx 60 miles north of Birmingham, Ala      
Major David Yaggy
USMC
Killed
2nd Lt. Alexander Prezioso
USMC
Killed
Thursday 20th March 2008
Russian Air Force
Su-27UB   Bezhetsk-Dorokhovo airbase  Forced to make emergency landing at Bezhetsk-Dorokhovo airbase in the Tver region K-36
Lt.Col. Roman Kostenyuk
normal egress

NO EJECTION

Lt.Col. Alexander Sidorov
normal egress

NO EJECTION

K-36
Thursday 20th March 2008
0
3:33 Moscow time
 (0:33 GMT)

Russian Air Force
Su-25 Frogfoot   Chernigovka airbase Training flight. Technical problems. Crashed in the Primorye Territory about 143 kilometers (90 miles) from the port of Vladivostok Pilot Squadron Commander Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Yakovenko killed in crash K-36
Tuesday 25th March 2008
17:00

USN

                                                                                                                                                (Air Force photo by Brad White)
  ACES II
A-10
Thunderbolt II
78-600
FT
75th Fighter Squadron Participating in a Green Flag sortie out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada emergency landing at the base's primary landing strip, Runway 22, Edwards Air Force Base, California Pilot egressed normally on ground

NO EJECTION

Thursday 20th March 2008
USAF
B-1B Bomber     Made a forced landing at Ellsworth Air Force Base following a reported in-flight emergency.  Several small spot grass fires that were apparently caused by the bomber were quickly put out FURTHER DETAILS APPRECIATED    

   April

??April 2008
Cuban Air Force
L-39C
Albatross
  Base Aerea San Antonio de los Banos Engine flame out      
Killed in aircraft safely Ejected at too low an altitude and killed  
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
USAF
F-16D   61st Fighter Squadron
Luke AFB, AZ
Aircraft slid off the runway at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, Ariz     ACES II
Egressed on ground
uninjured
NO EJECTION
Egressed on ground
uninjured
NO EJECTION
ACES II
Friday 4th April 2008
USAF
B-1B Bomber     Caught fire  at the end of a runway and some of its munitions exploded after landing at  al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar all four crew members safely evacuated FURTHER DETAILS APPRECIATED  
Tuesday 8th April 2008
10:00

Vietnam
An-26   918 Air Transport Regiment
Gia Lam airport
Crashed in Thanh Tri in a paddy rice field near Hanoi and exploded 5 killed   No Ejection Seats
Tuesday 8th April 2008
12:22pm

Bangladesh Air Force
Chengdu F-7   Kurmitola Airforce base crashed at Paharia village in the Tangail district 100 km north of the capital Dhaka Squadron Leader Morshed Hassan
ejected but died later at hospital of his injuries
Martin-Baker
Sunday 20th April 2008
13:10 local time


RJAF

Block 15
F-16A
 80-0582

 

crashed during a routine training exercise Pilot Hamzah Abbadi killed   ACES II
21st April 2008
13:00

EAF
F-16C 85-1542 Beni Suef AB crashed south of air base pilot killed   ACES II
Wednesday 23rd April 2008
12:30

U.S. Air Force
T-38C
Talon
  Columbus Air Force Base
Mississippi.
       
student pilot 2nd Lt. Matthew Emmons
Killed
instructor pilot Maj. David Faulkner
Killed
 
   No other information available until another news release is issued on Thursday afternoon.

   May

Thursday 1st May 2008
07:45

U.S. Air Force
T-38C
Talon
64-3231
80th Flying Training Wing
Sheppard Air Force base
Crashed during landing in at Sheppard Air Force base, in Wichita Falls,  North Texas. Engine problems and strong gusting surface winds affected landing Northrop
2nd Lt. Alec F. Littler
student pilot assigned to the 80th Operations Support
ejected
Killed
Maj. Brad T. Funk
90th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot
ejected
Killed
Northrop
The T-38C has no automatically sequenced dual ejection capability. Both Independent ejection initiations at low level were out of the ejection envelope
Monday 12th May 2008
15:00

Indian A. F.
Deepak HPT-32   Begumpet Air Force Academy, Hyderabad crashed just north of the institution near Medak in Andhra Pradesh Female flying cadet
suffered fatal injuries
 
Wednesday 14th May 2008
Sudan Air Force
MiG-29F     lost over Darfur region Russian pilot
ejected
but was killed
  K-36
Wednesday 21st  May 2008
22:00

USAF
T-1A Jayhawk   47th Flying Training Wing
86th Flying Training Squadron Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas.
Training flight. Landed short of the runway near Preston-Smith International Airport in Lubbock, Texas      
Captain ??
 [T-1 instructor pilot]
Captain ??
 [T-1 instructor pilot]
 
Both taken to  a local hospital for observation

   June

Friday 6th June 2008
0
6:50

HAF
F-4E
Phantom II
71763  

                                              photo: Tim Hedgley
Martin-Baker
Crash landed at Santorini airport    
Pilot egressed on ground
no ejection
egressed on ground
no ejection
Martin-Baker
Wednesday 11th June 2008
Pakistan
T-37     Crashed near Mardan, 60 miles northwest of Peshawar      
Pilot Officer Samman Riaz killed    
single occupant
Friday 13th June 2008
USN
F/A-18C
Hornet
164657 VFA-15 Mid air with an two seat F-5 Lt. Jeremy S. Wise
[VFA-15]
'Valions'

killed
Martin-Baker
Friday 20th June 2008
just before noon

Hungarian Air Force
L-39
Albatros
120   Crashed near Fehérgyarmat airport (E Hungary), near the Ukrainian border VS-1
1st. Lt. Zoltán Ignácz
killed
Lt.Col. András Janicsek
killed
VS-1
Both crew tried to eject but were unsuccessful

  July

Sunday 6th July 2008
IRIAF
Guizhou
FT-7M
  Omidiyeh, Dezful, Khuzestan province Technical failure during landing near air base southwest Iran     Jali
Pilot reported as killed reported as killed Jali
Monday 21st July 2008
09:45

USAF
B-52H Stratofortress 60-0053
"
Raider 21"
155-BW
Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force deployed to Andersen Air Force Base
Crashed off the coast of Guam at approximately 9:45 about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Apra Harbor All six crew killed

NO FURTHER DETAILS UNTIL USAF RELEASE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORT

Maj. Christopher M. Cooper
Fireball
[33]
aircraft commander, 96th Bomb Squadron
Maj. Brent D. Williams
B-Dub
[37]
instructor/navigator, 96th Bomb Squadron
Capt. Michael K. Dodson
Bull
[31]
co-pilot, 20th Expeditionary  Bomb Squadron
1st Lt. Joshua D. Shepherd
Shaman
[26]
navigator, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron
1st Lt. Robert D. Gerren
Bobby
[32]
electronic warfare officer, 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron
Col. George Martin
Doc
flight surgeon, deputy commander of the 36th Medical Group, Andersen AFB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                photos USAF
Confirmation of Crew Squadrons appreciated

   August

Monday 5th August 2008
17:00h

RAF
Tornado GR4 "005" 13 Squadron RAF Marham, Norfolk Ran off runway at Newcastle airport during emergency landing following bird strike      
pilot
OK
no ejection
navigator
OK
no ejection
 
Sunday 10th August 2008
Pakistan Air Force
Mashak   Khalid Airbase, Quetta crashed during landing at the Khalid Airbase, Quetta in northwestern Pakistan      
OK OK  
Wednesday 13th August 2008
Pakistan Army Aviation
Mashshak     crashed in eastern Punjab  nine km from Bahawalpur      
Captain Muhammad Bilal
killed in crash
   
Friday
5th September 2008
9 am

Zimbabwe
K-8 Karakoram   No 2 Squadron
Thornhill Airbase
Training for Independence Day air display. Crashed into Block 1 Married Quarters flats at Thornhill Airbase in Gweru      
Killed Killed  
Monday 8th September 2008
 

Indian A. F.
Cessna 152   Begumpet Air Force Academy, Hyderabad Crashed in residential area near Begumpet airport in Hyderabad      
Trainee pilot Srinivas
killed in crash
Instructor pilot Niraj Jain died on the way to hospital  
Wednesday 24th September 2008
Serbian Army
Galeb G-4
('Seagull')
    crashed at the Batajnica airport Istvan Kanas
killed
 
7th October 2008
PLAN
J-7   Fu Jian Province
??
crashed in a banana farm in Tai Bao Village, Long Shan Town, Nan Jing County, Zhang Zhou City, southern Fu Jian Province Pilot killed.
Did not eject
 
  Jali
7th October 2008
PLAN
J-7   Fu Jian Province
??
Crash landed near Long Yan City, southwestern Fu Jian Province, and caught fire. Pilot's status not clear   Jali
Mid air collision over Long Shan Town
Thursday 9th October 2008
12:37

CAF
CT-114 Tutor  
15 Wing Moose Jaw
crashed approximately two kilometres northwest of the base  
 Captain Bryan 'Mav' Mitchell
killed
Sergeant Charles 'Chuck' Senecal
photographer
killed
Monday 20th October 2008
09:00 local
01:00 gmt

RoCAF
AIDC F-CK-1B 1615 427 Wing
Chingchuankang
[
Taichung]
air base
Missing during routine training over the island of Penghu.
Crash debris found in water during search
Martin-Baker X12J
Captain Kuo Chih-pin
[
Captain Gu Zhi Bin]
flying officer

presumed killed
Captain Chen Chien-ting
[
Captain Chen Jianting]

aeronautical engineering officer
presumed killed
Martin-Baker
X12J
Wednesday 22nd October 2008
IDF/AF
 Fouga  CM.170 Magister
'Zukit'
  IAF Flight School
Hatzerim base near Beersheba
crashed in the Negev Desert no ejection seats fitted in this type of aircraft
cadet
Private Ilan Carmi
killed
pilot
Major Mattan Assa
killed
both photos: IDF
Wednesday 12th November 2008
5:40 a.m. Baghdad time

USAF
F-16  
332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Joint Base Balad, Iraq
Plane caught fire on take off pilot egressed the aircraft on the ground
no ejection
  ACES II
Friday 5th December 2008
05:12 (Moscow Time)

Russian Air Force
MiG-29 Fulcrum   Domna airfield Crashed 5km from the airfield in the Chita region, eastern Siberia
Defence Ministry are quoting a technical failure as the cause
Pilot Second Class, deputy commander Aeronautical squadron Lt.Col. Valerian Kokorev
killed
  K-36
Wednesday 24th December 2008
10:00 GMT

Ugandan AF
MiG-21     Crashed one-and-a-half kilometres from Isiro airport,  in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. pilot
Lt. John Bosco Opiyo
killed
   

Ugandan spokesperson said the plane was on a training flight, a local source the the aircraft was lost  during military operations against Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)

Monday
29th December 2009
12:15
USMC AV-8B
Harrier
  Marine Attack Training Squadron 203
Cherry Point.
Crashed in a wooded area off the runway in Havelock Pilot killed   Stencel
                 
                 

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