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February 

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Monday 9th February 2009
RAF
Harrier T.2 ZH656
104

20 Sqn
Went down during  training exercise at RAF Akrotiri, near Limasol, Cyprus   Martin-Baker
Lt Neil Twigg
RN
ejected
SAC McKibben
RAF
ejected
Martin-Baker

March

Tuesday 10th March 2009
RJAF
Casa C-101     Crashed during training mission     Martin-Baker
Student pilot
Abdullah Al-Manaseer
ejected
Instructor Pilot
Captain Ali Al-Shoubaki
ejected
Martin-Baker
Thursday 12th March 2009
12.25pm

RAF
Tucano T.1 ZF344
72(R) Squadron
 Rehearsing aerobatics. Crashed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse near York, England Flt Lt Mike Rutland
1 FTS
ejected sustained injuries

                         photo. RAF.MOD
Martin-Baker-8LC
or
BR8LC
[to confirm]
Friday 13th March 2009
19:00

IRIAF
Sukhoi Su-24 ??? Mehrabad International Airport Technical problem. Crashed at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport     Zvezda K-36DM
pilot
ejected safely
co-pilot
ejected safely
Zvezda K-36DM
This loss is incorrect. It was mis-reported from an Iranian TV Archive and attributed to this date. In fact the loss is the one reported on Monday 14th April 2008. I have left it on file to ensure that in the future it is not re-entered in error
Sunday 15th March 2009
13:45
Private Ownership Cirrus SR-22 N213CP Montgomery County Airpark Crashed in Gaithersburg Dr. Verle Wiita
used Ballistic Parachute attached to aircraft
OK
  ballistic parachute
Tuesday 17th March 2009
14:45

TuAF
F-4E
Phantom II
2020
“Terminator”
68-0528
132nd Tac. Weapon Squadron
Konya 3rd Main Jet Base
Crashed near Ayisigi village in Konya province Martin-Baker
H7AF
Lieutenant Murat Türkmen
ejected at low level outside of seat envelope
killed
Captain Uğur Aydın
ejected at low level
injured
taken to hospital
Martin-Baker
H7AF
Monday 23rd March 2009
German Air Force

 

GAF Tornado 45+37 belonging to JBG33
 

photo via
Wolfgang

    Martin-Baker
PA 200 Tornado
IDS
45+37 JaboG33
[Jagdbombergeschwader-33]
Büchel air base
North Rhine-Westphalia
Crashed during night-time training sortie Pilot ??
ejected
injured
Navigator ??
ejected
injured
Martin-Baker
Wednesday 25th March 2009
10:30

FAE
BAe
Strikemaster
MK-89
FAE-254 31st Combat Wing
Nueva Loja

[needs confirmation]

Training flight in northeastern Sucumbios province. Crashed in a forest area of Lago Agrio near the Colombian border 112 miles (180 kilometers) east of the capital, Quito   Martin-Baker
Pilot Lt. Rafael Durango
ejected safely
see note below
Co-pilot 2nd Lt. Cristian Manuel Fustillos
ejected safely
Martin-Baker
Following his successful ejection Rafael Durango and, Subteniente Édgar Vinivio Barahona, his rescuer died while being hoisted into a rescue helicopter when the cable broke.
Tuesday 31st March 2009
12:20

RoKAF
KF-16D   20th FW
Seosan 
Crashed in the Yellow Sea  off Taean County, about 150km south-west of Seoul.     ACES II
Lieutenant Colonel Sohn
ejected safely
Captain Kwak
ejected safely
ACES II
  Rescued by two separate Air Force helicopters  treated for injuries at an Air Force hospital in Cheongju, North Chungcheong. The Air Force declined to release their full names.
Thursday 2nd April 2009
22:30

Spanish Air Force
Lieutenant Antonio Luis Galán González
ejected safely
taken to hospital in Tudela with minor head and knee injuries
Martin-Baker SJU9A
F-18MLU   121 Escuadrón
Ala 12
Torrejón de Ardoz near Madrid
Right engine explosion with losses of flight controls and electrical system during night operation over Bardenas Reales test range in northern Navarre
Sunday 26th April 2009
09.55 Moscow time

Sukhoi Design Bureau
Su-35-4
[Cy-35]
Flanker
904
third flying
prototype

Komsomolsk-na-Amur
(Dzemgi)
Aviation Production Association
(KNAAPO)
Crashed Dzemgi airfield Test pilot
Yevgeniy Frolov
ejected safely
K-36
Problem with one of the NPO Saturn 117S engine’s PMC units. Aircraft destroyed burst into flames  during high speed  take-off procedures (taxi-trials) at KNAAPO Dzemgi airfield after hitting an object
                 
  see also cabrio
Thursday 30th April 2009
10.30 a.m

IAF
Su-30MKI   Lohegaon air base, Pune Crashed on a routine  inspection flight near Rajmathai village 70 km southeast of Jaisalmer in the border state of Rajasthan     K-36
pilot, Wing Commander Siddharth  V. Munje
ejected
survived
navigator, Wing Commander Pushpendra Singh Nara*
ejected
died from injuries
K-36
  *He was presented the VM for meritorious service by IAF chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik  on 8th October 2009
Thursday 14th May 2009
10:30 local

RAF
Harrier GR9
??
ZG478 Kandahar, Afghanistan Crashed while landing at Kandahar, Afghanistan  Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
Friday 15th May 2009
08:10

Indian A. F.
MiG-27     Routine training mission. crashed at Konkani village,  in Luni, 25 km from Jodhpur. Several civilian injuries Squadron Leader P. Dhawan
ejected safely
  KM-1
Friday 15th May 2009
16:00

FAC

Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
Mirage 5M
COAM
FAC 3031 Escuadron de Combate Nº 112
CACOM 1
Palanquero Air Base
Martin-Baker

Mirage 5M FAC 3031       photo FAC MoD
Technical failure before the take off and then burned at air base  near Puerto Salgar (Cundinamarca, Colombia) Mayor Álvaro Bello Vega
ejected
 

Sources
Fuerza Aérea Colombiana web site
Various Columbian media
Special thanks to
I. Rafael Rodríguez for additional details

Thursday 21st May 2009
U.S. Air Force
T-38A Talon 68-8153 Test Pilot School
Edwards Air Force Base
crashed during a training mission over the Mojave Desert near California City, about nine miles north of Edwards Air Force Base PA   Northrop
Capt. Mark P. Graziano
[30]
killed
Maj. Lee Vincent Jones
senior navigator
ejected
 taken to Bakersfield hospital
Northrop
   Sources: US Media
Wednesday 27th May 2009
08:10

Indian A. F.
MiG-21   Jodhpur airbase Routine training mission. Crashed  in Luni village in Mordijoshyan, near Jodhpur
Squadron Leader S. P. Deb
[
also seen as Deo]
ejected safely
ejected. Landed in tree.
  KM-1
Friday 29th May 2009
Pakistan Air Force
Chengdu FT-7 ?? ?? On routine training mission. Crashed on a rooftop in the Piplan area of Mianwali, Punjab Province, approximately 200 km southwest of Islamabad.
Ground casualties
    Martin-Baker
Kamran
ejected
Musharraf
ejected
Martin-Baker
Thursday 4th June 2009
10:33

HAF
16C block 50 93-1059 347 Mira Bird Strike. Crashed during a training flight, 5 miles east of the city of Ioannina Pilot ejected safely, Picked up by Super Puma helicopter rescue team. Taken to a military hospital as a precautionary measure   ACES II
Sunday 14th June 2009
Private ownership Standard Cirrus
[Glider]
G-CKHT
259G
  In collision with RAF Grob. Both crew of RAF Trainer were killed Henry Freeborn
Pilot parachuted safely
PA  
Tuesday 16th June 2009
11:40

Bangladesh Air Force
Shenyang FT-6   Jahurul Haq Base
Sergeant Zahirul Haq Airbase at Patenga

BAF Official Site Link

Crashed at Patenga in Chittagong in the Karnaphuli estuary      
Flight Lt Abdullah-Al-Mamun
ejected safely landing in river
  Martin-Baker
BD10D
Tuesday 16th June 2009
Spanish Air Force
EF-18A
Hornet
C15-74
??
confirm
Ala 46
Aerial Base
Gando
Mid Air Collision at  29,000 feet. Crashed into the sea off Canary Islands Pilot
Captain ??
ejected.
Rescued by Air-Sea Rescue Helicopter
  Martin-Baker
SJU9A
Tuesday 16th June 2009
Spanish Air Force
EF-18A
Hornet
C15-78
??
confirm
Ala 46
Aerial Base
Gando
Mid Air Collision at  29,000 feet. Crashed into the sea off Canary Islands Pilot
Captain ??
ejected.
Rescued by Air-Sea Rescue Helicopter
  Martin-Baker
SJU9A
Wednesday 17th June 2009
14:55

Russian Air Force
Sukhoi
Su-24MR
  Monchegorsk airfield Crashed and burned on the military airfield on the Kola Peninsula near  the city of Monchegorsk     Zvezda K-36DM
???
ejected
???
ejected
Zvezda K-36DM
Thursday 18th June 2009

IAF
MiG-21
Type 77
???? Chabua Air Force Base, Upper Assam Routine flight Crashed in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district into water, [shallow pond at Teok Jaligaon, paddy field, at Hatiali near tea gardens] approx. 10 km from base shortly after take-off. Initial reports indicate a technical problem. It is now known that the loss was the result of a bird strike Flying Officer Hemang Dave
ejected safely
  SK-1
is this the correct seat version ???

  Second Russian Air Force Su-24 loss this week

Friday 19th June 2009
14:55
15:40 Moscow time

Russian Air Force
Sukhoi
Su-24
  559th Bomber Aviation Regiment
Morozovsk airbase
 Attempting to land after a routine flight. Crashed near Costin-Bystryanovsky, Morozovsk in the Rostov region in the South of Russia   Zvezda K-36DM
Lt.Col. Lev Balabanov
ejected
Capt. Alexey Kazakov
ejected
Zvezda K-36DM
Tuesday 23rd June 2009
Boerne Stage Airfield UFM-13 Lambada motor glider   Boerne Stage Airfield Went into spin when rear section broke away. Landed near   Interstate 10 and Boerne Stage Road in Northwest Bexar County Steve Cima
(and aircraft)
descended on
parachute
  Parachute Recovery System
Friday 3rd July 2009
10:00

Fuerza Aérea Argentina
Claraz , flat area close to Necochea, famous summer beach in Buenos Aires province Primer Teniente
(1st Lieutenant)
Martín Ignacio Bettiol
ejected
Martin-Baker
Mirage IIIEA   6th Air Brigade, based in Tandil

Thanks to Rafael for additional information on this ejection

Thursday 9th July 2009
17:50

USAF
T-6 Texan II
Trainer
  14th Flying Training Wing
Columbus AFB
Crashed in Starkville, Webster County      
Student Pilot
ejected
taken to the Baptist Memorial Hospital
no other occupant Martin Baker
Mark US16LA zero/zero ejection seat
 

More details when available

Monday 20th July 2009
07:20
NATO
RAF
Panavia Tornado GR4   ISAF
[12 Squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth]
Crashed on take off inside Kandahar Airfield     Martin-Baker
ejected
treated at base hospital
ejected
treated at base hospital
Martin-Baker
Further details when available
Thursday 23rd July 2009
TuAF
F-4
Phantom II
  Erhac Air Base Crashed after take-off during training in eastern Turkey  near the village of Misirdere of the town of Yazihan     Martin-Baker Mk.H7AF
???
ejected
???
ejected
Martin-Baker Mk.H7AF
Saturday 1st August 2009
PLAAF
J-10     Engine failure at 680 altitude Meng Fansheng
ejected
JALI
Sunday 16th August 2009
Russia
Su_27 14
"Russkiye Vityazi"
Russian Knights
Aerobatic Team
Kubinka airbase
 

Mid air collision during practice flight for the MAKS 2009 Show.  the airfield in Zhukovsky near Moscow.
One of the fighters fell in the vicinity of the village Belozeriha Ramenskoye district.
Lt.Col. Vitaliy Melnik
ejected
OK
K-36
Sunday 16th August 2009
Russia
Su_27 UB 18
"Russkiye Vityazi"
Russian Knights
Aerobatic Team
Kubinka airbase
Col. Igor Tkachenko
ejected
killed
K-36
Col. Igor Kurilenko
ejected
Injured
[see also 27th July 2006 - He ejected along with  the former Strizhi leader Col. Nikolay Dyatel]
K-36
 
Russian Knights' commander, Col. Igor Tkachenko
ejected
was found near the village of Zakharikha next to the ejection seat and the parachute. Fatal
Col. Igor Kurilenko
ejected
Landed in tree
No further information
Lt.Col. Vitaliy Melnik
ejected
No further information
One of the above two pilots believed to have suffered fractured spine
More details when available
Several casualties on the ground - more details to follow when available
Thursday 10th September 2009
11:00

Spanish Air Force
Ejército del Aire
Mirage F-1   Ala 14 de la Base Aérea de Albacete Training flight. Crashed in the Cazorla Natural Park in Jaén  Lt Ángel Gálvez Belmonte
[30]
ejected
minor injuries
  Martin-Baker
Sunday 13th September 2009
15:45
private ownership ultralight plane homemade model
from kit
no FAA registration Structural failure, wire holding a section of the wing parted.  Landed in a wooded area just north of Owenwood Road near Warnock and Morrow roads William A. Garrett
65
  Deployable Parachute
Friday 18th September 2009
16:00

USAF
Northrop T-38C
Talon
  Patuxent River Naval Air Station in southern Maryland Routine training flight. On landing the jet left the runway     Northrop
ejected ejected Northrop
Tuesday 22nd September 2009
IRIAF
Northrop F-5E Tiger II
also seen as two seat version
[confirm?]
    Mid-air collision with Simorgh over the area of the Imam Khomeyni Shrine, southern Tehran Some reports are saying that "the two crew ejected"    
  Early reports from various sources quoted a mid-air collision. Sources in Iran now state that no collision took place. The F-5 loss is being left as greyed out so that in the future it will not be included as a loss
Thursday 24th September 2009
16:09 GMT

Fr. Navy
Rafale F3 M22  flottille 12F
Charles de Gaulle
Believed to have collided while carrying out tests of catapults and arresting gear for the new standard-Navy Rafale F3 Lieutenant Commander Yann Beaufils
[40]
ejected
Martin-Baker
Mk F16F
 ["le capitaine de corvette"] [Naval Officer assigned to the test flights recovered and taken to the medical facilities on the carrier. Suffered bruising
Thursday 24th September 2009
16:09 GMT

Fr. Navy
Rafale F3 M25 flottille 12F
Charles de Gaulle
Commander François Duflot
[45]
Missing
Search called off on 28th September. Pilot's body recovered on Monday 5th October 2009
There was NO ejection
Martin-Baker
Mk F16F
["Le capitaine de frégate"] [working for the General Delegation for Armaments]
  Both aircraft crashed into the Mediterranean Sea  about 30 kilometres from Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales), southwest France while returning to the aircraft carrier after a test flight One of the pilots was from the Centre d'essais en vol (CEV-DGA), the other from CEPA (Centre d'expérimentations pratiques de l'aéronavale) and not the 12F
FEEDBACK The flight recorder (called ESPAR on the Rafale) of the M25 was recovered Saturday 24th, at a depth of around 700 m (2300ft).
Friday 23rd October 2009
13:10

IAF
MiG-27   Hashimara Airbase Crashed during  a routine flying training sortie near New Jalpaiguri about 16 Kms West of airbase. Boy on ground sustained injuries from devris. Flight Lieutenant Gautam
ejected safely
  KM-1
Wednesday 28th October 2009
SAAF
Pilatus PC-7 Mk II   Silver Falcons
Central Flying School, Langebaanweg
It is believed that during an aerobatic manoeuvre the passenger held onto the ejection handle to steady himself      
Pilot Captain Gerhard Lourens
did not eject and landed the plane a short time afterwards
Passenger
Inadvertent Ejection
Martin-Baker
Sunday 8th November 2009
Yemen Air Force
Sukhoi     Loss cause disputed
see below
Pilot ejected   K-36
Claimed shot down by Huthi rebels while attacking their positions in the north near the Saudi border. Government sources state that it crashed due to a technical fault.
9th November 2009
morning

Royal Saudi Air Force
PC-9 122 Riyadh engine problems pilot
ejected
??
other crew involved
??
Martin-Baker
Details need confirming
Sunday 15th November 2009
12:22

Royal Saudi Air Force
Tornado 701 7 Squadron
King Abdul Aziz Airbase
Crashed in Jaishiya, 135 km from Dammam  in the desert along the Riyadh-Dammam Expressway during training exercise     Martin-Baker Mk. SA10A
pilot
ejected
navigator
ejected
Martin-Baker Mk. SA10A
 
 This Tornado was the first one, of 96, (72 IDS and 24 ADV) to be delivered to the Royal Saudi Air Force way back in 1986
Monday 30th November 2009
IAF
Sukhoi-30MKI   Jodhpur Air Base Technical snag during routine flight. Crashed in an open field near Kallaron Ki Dhani, about 5 km from the army's Chandan firing range in Jaisalmer district near Jathegaon, about 40 km from Jaisalmer in the north-western state of Rajasthan     K-36
Pilot
Wing Commander Srivastava
(
also seen as Shrivastav) ejected
Co-pilot / Navigator
Flight Lieutenant Arora

ejected
K-36
Wednesday 16th December 2009
Pakistan Air Force
Mirage 502   Developed technical fault on a routine training mission. Cashed near Kalar Kahar in Chakwal district Punjab Pilot ejected   Martin-Baker
   
   
 
I was wondering if you have any information about the Royal Saudi Air Force Pilatus PC-9 trainer that crashed in Riyadh last month due to reported engine problems. I note that it is not yet in your database for RSAF, but perhaps the website is yet to be updated. As usual there is nothing in the local media. The good news is that the pilot ejected safely.
 
 

 

 

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