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Encyclopedia > List of notable incidents and accidents involving military aircraft

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This is a list of notable incidents and accidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year that the incident or accident occurred.

For more exhaustive lists, see the Aircraft Crash Record Office or the Air Safety Network.


1921

Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Motto  2(French) God and my right Anthem God Save the Queen 3 United Kingdom() – on the European continent() – in the European Union()  —  [] Capital London Largest conurbation (population) Greater London Urban Area Official languages English4 Government  -  Monarch Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair Formation  -  24 March 1603   -  Acts of Union... R38 was a British rigid airship, that was built for the US-Navy as the ZR-2. ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... For the Subway train see R38 (New York City Subway car) The R38 was a British rigid airship that was built for the US Navy as the ZR-2. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

1933

1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... USS Akron (ZRS-4) in flight, November 2, 1931 An airship or dirigible is a buoyant aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air. ... USS Akron (ZRS-4) was a rigid airship of the United States Navy. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Rear Admiral William A. Moffett, USN, at the rank of Commander William Adger Moffett (31 October 1869 – 4 April 1933) was an American admiral notable as the architect of naval aviation in the United States Navy. ...

1944

1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... On 23 August 1944, an American United States Army Air Force B-24 Liberator crashed into the centre of the village of Freckleton, Lancashire, England. ... The United States Army Air Forces, or USAAF, was a part of the U.S. military during World War II. The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947. ... The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American bomber that was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft during the World War II and was used by most of the Allied air forces during the war. ... Freckleton is a small town on the Fylde coast in Lancashire, England, to the south of Kirkham and east of the genteel seaside resorts of LythamSt Annes. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Warton Aerodrome (IATA: N/A, ICAO: EGNO) is located near to Warton village on the Fylde peninsula in Lancashire, England. ...

1945

  • July 25 – A US Army Air Corps B-25 twin engine bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 people and causing over $1 million in damage [1].

1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... B-25 Mitchell, England, 2001 B_25 Mitchell was a twin_engined, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation in the United States and used during World War II. By the time production of the plane ended, roughly 10,000 had been built, including PBJ_1 Navy Patrol Bomber and an F-10... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...

1951

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (83rd in leap years). ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, nicknamed Old Shakey, was a heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... F2H-2 Banshee The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a military carrier-based jet fighter aircraft, used by the US Navy from 1951 to 1959 and by the Royal Canadian Navy from 1955 until 1962. ... A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs. ... Four aircraft carriers, (front-to-back) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault carrier USS Wasp, supercarrier USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences. ... The fourth USS Essex (CV-9) (also CVA-9 and CVS-9) was a United States Navy aircraft carrier, the lead ship of her class. ... The American Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturers first jet fighter and the U.S. Navys second. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1952

1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, nicknamed Old Shakey, was a heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California. ... Moses Lake is a city located in Grant County, Washington. ... “Washington State” redirects here. ...

1953

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, nicknamed Old Shakey, was a heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

1955

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (82nd in leap years). ... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... The Douglas DC-6 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The C-119 was a U.S. military transport aircraft developed from the World War II Fairchild C-82 Packet, designed to carry cargo, personnel, litter patients, and mechanized equipment, and to drop cargo and troops by parachute. ... City Center seen from Weinsteige Road Stuttgart Palace Square - New Palace Solitude Palace The 1956 TV Tower U.S. Army Kelley Barracks Stuttgart [], located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of 591,528 (as of April 2006) in the city...

1956

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Douglas DC-6 is a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... Motto: Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos Rather die free than in peace subjugated Anthem: A Portuguesa (national) Hino dos Açores (local) Capital Ponta Delgada1 Angra do Heroísmo2 Horta3 Largest city Ponta Delgada Official languages Portuguese Government Autonomous region  -  President Carlos César Establishment  -  Settled 1439   -  Autonomy...

1957

  • December 12 – A U.S. Air Force B-52 crashes on takeoff at Fairchild AFB near Spokane, Washington. All crew members are killed except the tail gunner. The incident is caused by trim motors that were hooked up backwards. The aircraft climbed straight up, stalled, fell over backwards and nosed straight down.

1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter was developed towards the end of World War II by fitting an enlarged upper fuselage onto a lower fuselage and wings which were essentially the same as the B-29 Superfortress. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... B-52 can refer to the following: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft A hairstyle popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after the aircraft A rock band, The B-52s, named after the hairstyle A cocktail This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... Fairchild AFB is a town located in Spokane County, Washington. ... Nickname: The Lilac City Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County Spokane Government  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area  - City  58. ...

1958

Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... B-52 can refer to the following: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft A hairstyle popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after the aircraft A rock band, The B-52s, named after the hairstyle A cocktail This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... Airway Heights is a city located in Spokane County, Washington. ... Fairchild AFB is a town located in Spokane County, Washington. ...

1960

1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Convair 240 was an American airliner produced by Consolidated Vultee from 1947 to 1956. ... Munich (German: , pronounced  ) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: ). Munich is Germanys third largest city and one of Europes most prosperous. ...

1964

1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (132nd in leap years). ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The C-135 Stratolifter is a transport aircraft derived from Boeing’s prototype 707 jet airliner in the early 1950s. ... Clark Air Base is a former U.S. Air Force base on Luzon Island in the Philippines. ...

1965

1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The C-135 Stratolifter is a transport aircraft derived from Boeing’s prototype 707 jet airliner in the early 1950s. ... Runway layout at LAX LAX redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

1966

  • January 17 – A B-52 Stratofortress collides with a KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling near Palomares, Spain. Seven crewmembers are killed in the crash, and two of the B-52's nuclear weapons rupture, scattering radioactive material over the countryside. One bomb lands intact near the town, and another is lost at sea. It is later recovered intact 5 miles (8 km) offshore.
  • June 8 – An XB-70 Valkyrie crashes following a mid-air collision with an F-104 while the aircraft were in close formation for a photo shoot at the behest of General Electric.

1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, jet strategic bomber flown by the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1954. ... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft, first entered service in 1957 and expected to remain in service into the 2040s. ... On January 17, 1966 a B-52 bomber of the USAF Strategic Air Command collided with a KC-135 tanker during mid-air refuelling over the Mediterranean sea, off the coast of Spain. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... The North American XB-70 Valkyrie was conceived for the Strategic Air Command in the 1950s as a high-altitude bomber that could fly three times the speed of sound (Mach 3). ... GE redirects here. ...

1969

For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... Rivet Amber, an RC-135E operating out of Shemya AFB, went down in the Bering Sea on 5 June 1969. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... It has been suggested that Rivet Amber be merged into this article or section. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... Air Vietnam Air Vietnam (Air VN) began in 1951, as Vietnam’s first commercial air carrier, establised under Emperor Bao Dai the Chief of State of South Vietnam. ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The F-4 Phantom II (simply F-4 Phantom after 1990) is a two-place (tandem), supersonic, long-range, all-weather fighter-bomber built by McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... Da Nang (occasionally Danang; in Vietnamese: Đà Nẵng  ) is a major port city in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, on the coast of the South China Sea. ...

1974

  • October 14 – An RAF Avro Vulcan explodes over Zabbar, Malta, after striking tail on the runway while trying to land at Luqa Airport. The aircraft was on its way to ditch in the sea at the time of the explosion. One person is killed.

1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF... The Avro Vulcan was a British delta-wing subsonic bomber, operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. ... Żabbar is the fifth largest town in Malta, with a population of just over 18,000 (est. ... Luqa or Ħal Luqa (meaning poplar in Aramaic) is a village located in the south east of Malta (Europe). ...

1985

1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... Arrow Air Flight 1285 was a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 registered N950JW. On December 12, 1985, the aircraft was chartered to carry U.S. servicemen from a six-month stay in the Sinai, where they had served in the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping force, back to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Gander is a Canadian town located in northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 40 kilometres south of Gander Bay, a little over 100 kilometres from the town of Twillingate and 90 kilometres east of Grand Falls. ... For other uses, see Newfoundland (disambiguation). ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)—nicknamed the “Screaming Eagles”—is an airborne division of the United States Army primarily trained for air assault operations. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets fly in tight diamond formation, maintaining 18 wingtip-to-canopy separation. ... The A-4 Skyhawk was an attack aircraft originally designed to operate from United States Navy aircraft carriers. ... The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three Niagara Falls. ...

1988

1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Military manpower[2] Military age 16 years of age Availability 39,028,014 (2005) Males ages 16-49 Reaching military age males: 1,969,055 (2005) Active troops 620,000 (Ranked 7th) Military expenditures[2] Dollar figure $4. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... Bahawalpur (also Bhawalpur, Bhawulpore) (Urdu: بہاولپور ) is a city of (1998 pop. ... The President of Pakistan (UrdÅ«: صدر مملکت Sadr-e-Mamlikat) is Head of State of Pakistan. ... General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (Urdu: محمد ضیاءالحق) (August 12, 1924–August 17, 1988) ruled Pakistan from 1977 to 1988. ... Ryan C. Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan In the 19th century the area of south Asia that is now Pakistan was ruled by the United Kingdom as part of the British Raj, which also included India. ... Arnold Lewis Raphel (March 16, 1943—August 17, 1988) was the 18th U.S. ambassador in Pakistan. ... Military manpower Military age 16 years of age Availability 39,028,014 (2005) Males ages 16-49 Reaching military age males: 1,969,055 (2005) Active troops 620,000 (Ranked 7th) Military expenditures Dollar figure $3. ... Pakistan Army Flag The Pakistan Army (Urdu: پاک فوج) is the largest branch of the Pakistan military, and is responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of interests of Pakistan within the framework of its international obligations. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... The Ramstein airshow disaster was one of the worlds worst airshow disasters. ... This aircraft article has not been updated to WikiProject Aircrafts current standards. ... The Aeronautica Militare Italiana is the Italian air force. ... The Frecce Tricolori aerobatics team of the Italian Air Force, flying at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, England, in 2005 Frecce Tricolori (Three-coloured Arrows) is the precision aerobatic demonstration team for the Italian Air Force. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Primary user United States Air Force Number built 715 Unit cost US$9. ... West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ... Remscheid is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

1989

  • February 2 - The first prototype JAS 39 Gripen crashed on its sixth flight when landing in Linköping as a result of pilot-induced oscillation. The accident was filmed in a now famous recording by a crew from Sveriges Television's Aktuellt.[1] The pilot remained in the tumbling aircraft, and escaped miraculously with just a fractured arm.
  • July 4 - A "runaway" Soviet MiG-23 crashes into a farmhouse in Belgium, killing an 18-year-old man.

1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Saab JAS 39C Gripen of the Czech Air Force The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ... Linköping [ˈlɪnɕøːpɪŋ] is a city in southern Sweden, with a population of 94,298 (SCB 2001). ... Pilot-induced oscillations (PIO) occur when the pilot of an aircraft inadvertently commands an often increasing series of corrections in opposite directions, each an attempt to correct for the previous overcorrection with an overcorrection in the opposite direction. ... Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ... Opening title of Aktuellt, used since December 6, 2004. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... Soviet redirects here. ... The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Russian: ; NATO reporting name: Flogger) is a variable geometry, swept-wing fighter aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union. ... The 1989 Belgian MiG-23 crash involved the crash of an unmanned Soviet MiG-23 into a house in Kortrijk, Belgium on July 4, 1989, killing an 18-year-old man. ...

1990

MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... RAAF Aermacchi A7-041. ... The Aeronautica Militare Italiana is the Italian air force. ... Casalecchio di Reno is a comune of Italy of 32,877 inhabitants, situated in the Province of Bologna. ...

1991

  • March 21 – Two US Navy P-3 Orion anti-submarine planes are lost during a training mission off the San Diego coast. The crash occurs in a storm 60 miles southwest of San Diego at 2:30 a.m., as one plane flies to relieve the other, which had been airborne for seven hours. Search-and-rescue workers discover wreckage from the downed planes but all 27 crewmen are lost. The two aircraft were assigned to Patrol Squadron 50, based at Moffett Naval Air Station in Mountain View.

1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (81st in leap years). ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a maritime patrol aircraft of the United States military used primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. ...

1993

  • 8 August - A JAS 39 Gripen crashed on the central Stockholm island of Långholmen, near the Västerbron bridge, during a slow speed manoeuver during a display over the Stockholm Water Festival. The same pilot as in the 1989 incident ejected safely. Despite large crowds standing by watching, no one on the ground was seriously injured. This crash was caused by a PIO.

1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Saab JAS 39C Gripen of the Czech Air Force The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ...   (IPA: ; UN/LOCODE: SE STO) is the capital of Sweden, and consequently the site of its Government and Parliament as well as the residence of the Swedish head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf. ... LÃ¥ngholmen is an island in central Stockholm, between Södermalm and Kungsholmen. ... Västerbron in June 2006. ... A log bridge in the French Alps near Vallorcine. ... Stockholm Water Festival (Swe: Vattenfestivalen) was a popular summer festival held annually in Stockholm between 1990 and 1999. ... US Air Force F-15 Eagle ejection seat test using a mannequin. ... Pilot-induced oscillations (PIO) occur when the pilot of an aircraft inadvertently commands an often increasing series of corrections in opposite directions, each an attempt to correct for the previous overcorrection with an overcorrection in the opposite direction. ...

1994

  • April 14 - Two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters are mistakenly shot down by USAF F-15 Eagle jets while patrolling the no-fly zone over Iraq, killing 26 personnel.
  • June 24 - 'Czar 52', a USAF B-52H Stratofortress crashes at an airshow practice at Fairchild AFB. After having rehearsed the maneuvers profile that in itself was dangerous to fly in a B-52, the aircraft came into land. Due to a KC-135 Stratotanker still being on the runway, the aircraft was required to make a 'go around'. After beginning a 360-degree turn left, the aircraft exceeded 90 degrees angle of bank, stalled and crashed into the ground.[2][3]

1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a medium-lift utility or assault helicopter used by over 20 nations. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle is an all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. ... No-fly zone detail The Iraqi no-fly zones (NFZs) were proclaimed by the United States, United Kingdom and France after the Gulf War of 1991 to protect Kurds in the north and Shiite Muslims in the south. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range jet strategic bomber flown by the United States Air Force (USAF) since 1954. ... Fairchild AFB is a town located in Spokane County, Washington. ... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft, first entered service in 1957 and expected to remain in service into the 2040s. ...

1995

  • September 22 – A USAF E-3 Sentry crashes shortly after take off when a flock of Canadian snow geese were ingested by its engines. All 26 crew members die, including 2 Canadian air crew members.

1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The E-3 Sentry is a military airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft that provides all-weather surveillance, command, control and communications, to the United States, NATO and other air defense forces. ...

1996

  • June 12 – Two Australian Army S-70A Black Hawk helicopters collide during a night training exercise near Townsville, Queensland, killing 18 soldiers.
  • July 15 – at approximately 18.03 hrs, an Belgian Lockheed C-130 Hercules, registration number CH-06, crashed at Eindhoven Air Base in the Netherlands. A total of 34 people lost their lives as a result of the accident, and seven people were seriously injured Incident Report

1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... The Sikorsky H-60/S-70 Black Hawk is a medium-lift military helicopter family used by a multitude of countries and corpoations in a multitude of variants. ... Townsville (Postcodes: 4810-4819) is a city on the north-eastern coast of Australia, located in the state of Queensland. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ...

1997

1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... HMH-465 CH-53E doing an external lift in Iraq The CH-53 Sea Stallion is the most common name for the Sikorsky S-65 family of heavy transport helicopter. ... The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: ‎  , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels military forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Sea Corps. ... The 1997 Israeli Helicopter Collision, occurring on February 4, 1997, left 73 IDF soldiers dead after 2 Sikorsky CH-53 collided over Moshav Shaar Yishuv in Northern Israel. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... The Luftwaffe (literally, air weapon, prounounced looft-vaaf-fa) is the air force of Germany. ... The Tupolev Tu-154 (NATO reporting name: Careless) is a Russian medium-range trijet airliner, equivalent to the Boeing 727. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter is a military strategic airlifter in service with the US Air Force. ...

1998

  • February 3 - An EA-6B Prowler, an electronic warfare (anti-radar) aircraft belonging to the U.S. Marines struck a cable supporting a gondola in Cavalese. The cable was severed and 20 people in the cabin plunged over 80 metres to their deaths. The plane had wing and tail damage but was able to return to the base.
  • February 12 – A Sudan Air Force Antonov An-32 overshoots the runway and crashes into a river near Nasir, Sudan killing 27 of the 57 people onboard.
  • March 28 – A Peruvian Air Force Antonov An-32, carrying villagers affected by floods, crashes in Piura, Peru after engine failure. Of the 55 people onboard, 22 are killed.
  • May 5 – A Peruvian Air Force Boeing 737, chartered from Occidental Petroleum, crashes during poor weather near Andoas, Peru killing 75 of the 88 people onboard.
  • May 12 – A Mauritanian Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes near Néma, Mauritania during a sandstorm killing 39 of the 42 people onboard.
  • May 25 – A Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force Yakovlev Yak-40 crashes into a mountain during heavy rain killing all of the 26 onboard.

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1999

1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Romanian Air Force Antonov An-26 The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) is a 2-engined light prop transport aircraft and is a development of the An-24 passenger aircraft, with particular attention made to the potential military use. ... Bluefields, is a city in Nicaragua, capital of the autonomous region called Atlántico Sur (R.A.A.S.). Its population is about 45,931 (2000) inhabitants. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना : Bharatiya Vayu Sena) is the air-arm of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting air-based warfare and securing Indian airspace. ... Antonov An-32P © ANTONOV ASTC The Antonov An-32 (NATO reporting name: Cline) is a twin-engined turboprop military transport aircraft. ... This article is about the urban region that is the capital of India. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... Kuwait City Kuwait City (also Al-Kuwait - الكويت), population 32,403 (2005 Census), is the capital of the emirate of Kuwait and part of the Al-Asimah governorate. ...

2000

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2001

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2002

For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Russian Navy (Russian: Военно-Морской Флот (ВМФ) - Voyenno- Morskoy Flot (VMF) or Military Maritime Fleet) is the naval arm of the Russian armed forces. ... Romanian Air Force Antonov An-26 The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) is a 2-engined light prop transport aircraft and is a development of the An-24 passenger aircraft, with particular attention made to the potential military use. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... Angolas military is called the FAA, the Portuguese acronym for Angolan Armed Forces, headed by a Chief of Staff who reports to the Minister of Defense. ... Mil Mi-17 The Mil Mi-17 (Also known as the Mi-8MT, NATO reporting name Hip-H) is a Russian helicopter currently in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude. ... The União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (UNITA) is an Angolan political faction. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Russian Air Force (Russian: Военно-воздушные cилы России, transliteration: Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii) is the air force of Russia. ... Mi-26 in Aeroflot markings. ... On August 19, 2002, a Russian-made Igla shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile hit an overloaded Mi-26 helicopter, causing it to crash in a minefield and burn down at the main military base at Khankala near the capital city of Grozny, Chechnya. ... Chechen Republic (IPA: ; Russian: , Chechenskaya Respublika; Chechen: , Noxçiyn Respublika), or, informally, Chechnya (; Russian: ; Chechen: , Noxçiyçö), sometimes referred to as Ichkeria, Chechnia, Chechenia or Nokhchiyn, is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). ...

2003

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2004

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... The Air Force of Venezuela (Fuerza Aérea Venezolana, FAV) is a professional armed body designed to defend Venezuelas sovereignty and airspace. ... The Shorts 360 is a commuter aircraft built by Short Brothers of Belfast, Northern Ireland, which is now a division of Bombardier of Canada. ... Maracay is in central Venezuela and is the capital and most important city of the Aragua State. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... The Hellenic Army (Greek: Ελληνικός Στράτος) is the land force of Greece (The Hellenic Republic). ... The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a versatile, twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. ... Capital Karyes Languages Koine Greek, Church Slavonic (both liturgical), as well as Modern Greek, Russian, Serbian, Georgian, Bulgarian, Romanian (civil) Head of State Greek Minister of For. ... His Beatitude Petros VII (September 3, 1949 – September 11, 2004) was the Eastern Orthodox Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa from 1997 to 2004. ...

2005

2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... HMH-465 CH-53E doing an external lift in Iraq The CH-53 Sea Stallion is the most common name for the Sikorsky S-65 family of heavy transport helicopter. ... Ar Rutba (Arabic:الرطب, also known as Rutba, Rutbah, or Ar Rutbah) is a small Iraqi town in western Al Anbar province. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a medium-lift utility or assault helicopter derived from the twin-turboshaft engine, single rotor Sikorsky S-70. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force. ... The Westland Sea King is a license-built version of the Sikorsky helicopter of the same name, built by Westland Helicopters. ... RAN Sea Kings. ... Nias (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... Epicentre map from NOAA USGS image depicting earthquake zones for the Sunda Trench - Damage zones for 1833 and 1861, then 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, and 28 March 2005 Sumatran earthquake. ... The Australian Defence Force numbers about 53,000 full-time active duty personnel plus another 20,700 reservists. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) (Persian: ‎ ) is the aviation branch of the Iranian armed forces. ... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop cargo aircraft and the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. ... The ten-floor apartment building was engulfed in flames after the crash. ... Tehran (IPA: ; Persian: تهران Tehrān), population (as of 2006) 7,354,000 (metropolitan: 12,651,000), and a land area of 658 square kilometres (254 sq mi), is the capital city of Iran (Persia) and the center of Tehran Province. ...

2006

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2007

  • January 10 - Two Squirrel helicopters from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury in England collide in mid-air, killing one and injuring three.[4]
  • January 24 - Ecuadorian Defence Minister Guadalupe Larriva, her 17-year-old daughter and five army officers are killed when two Aérospatiale Gazelle military helicopters collided during a night training.[5]
  • February 2 - An HAL Dhruv helicopter, part of the Saarang Helicopter Aerobatics team lost altitude and crashed while practicing for the Aero India-2007 at the Yelahanka Air Base near Bangalore. The Pilot was severely injured, and the co-pilot was killed. The Saarang team continued their planned performance for the airshow.
  • February 18 - A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook crashed in southeastern Afghanistan due to a sudden, unexplained loss of power and control killing 8 and wounding 14 others. The crew reported an engine failure before going down.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eurocopter Ecureuil (Squirrel) is a single-engine helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. ... The Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury, a Royal Air Force station near Shrewsbury, England, trains aircrew from all three of the Armed Forces. ... RAF Shawbury is a Royal Air Force station near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Guadalupe Larriva (Born 1957 - died January 24, 2007) was an Ecuadorian politician. ... This article is about the helicopter. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The HAL Dhruv (Sanskrit:Pole Star) is a multi-role advanced helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). ... Bangalore (renamed as Bengaluru) (Kannada: ; pronunciation: in Kannada and in English) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Sveriges Television, News footage of the 1989 and 1993 crashes (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Footage of the crash from YouTube
  3. ^ An in-depth case study by Major Tony Kern of the USAF
  4. ^ One dead as helicopters collide. BBC News (2007-01-10). Retrieved on 2007 January 26.
  5. ^ Crash kills Ecuador defence chief. BBC News (2007-01-25). Retrieved on 2007 January 26.

 
 

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