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This is a list of notable accidents and incidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year in which the accident or incident occurred. For more exhaustive lists, see the Aircraft Crash Record Office or the Air Safety Network.

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1925

1933

1938

1943

1944

1945

1946

  • July 7 - Eccentric, iconoclastic millionaire and aviator Howard Hughes is gravely injured when he mishandles a propeller pitch control failure and crashes his controversial XF-11 reconnaissance plane during its maiden flight.

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

File:1951 Essex crash 1.jpg
US Navy personnel aboard aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV-9) flee as F2H-2 Banshee strikes parked aircraft and explodes; September 16, 1951

1952

1953

1954

1955

1956

1957

1958

1960

1963

1964

1965

1966

1968

1969

1972

  • October 13Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a Fairchild FH-227D carrying a rugby union team from Montevideo to a match in Santiago, Chile, crashes in a remote region of the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border. Of the 45 on board, 12 died in the crash, five died by the following morning, and one died from his injuries a week later. The survivors were eventually forced to resort to cannibalism to live, feeding off the bodies of the dead that had been preserved by the freezing temperatures. On December 12, the remaining survivors sent three of their own to find help. After sending one of the party back to the crash site to preserve rations, the remaining two found help. The 14 survivors remaining at the crash site were rescued in a mission that ended on December 23. The story would spawn a critically-acclaimed book in 1974, along with several film adaptations.

1973

1975

  • October 14 – An RAF Avro Vulcan of 9 Sqn RAF Waddington breaks up over Zabbar, Malta, after a hard landing shears off the port-side undercarriage, piercing a wing fuel tank and starting a fire. The pilot and co-pilot initiate a second landing attempt but eject when they realize that the plane cannot make it back to the runway. The subsequent explosion kills 5 crewmembers who remained aboard, and an electrical cable severed by falling debris kills a bystander on the ground.

1980

1981

  • May 6 - A mechanical failure caused Air Force jet ARIA 328 to crash in a farmer's field, in Walkersville, Maryland. All 21 crewmembers were killed. A memorial has been built at Walkersville Heritage Farm Park.

1985

1988

  • April 24 - Marine Corps Colonel Jerry Cadick, then commanding officer of MAG-11, was performing stunts at the MCAS El Toro Air Show before a crowd of 300,000 when he crashed his F/A-18 Hornet at the bottom of a loop that was too close to the ground.[20] The aircraft was in a nose-high attitude, but still carrying too much energy toward the ground when it impacted at more than 300 mph (480 km/h). Col. Cadick was subjected to extremely high G forces that resulted in his face making contact with the control stick and sustaining serious injury. He broke his arm, elbow and ribs, exploded a vertebra and collapsed a lung. Col. Cadick survived and retired from the Marine Corps. The F/A-18 remained largely intact but was beyond repair.
  • May 6 - CH-53D with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-46 crashed into South China Sea killing all 17 on board.

1989

1990

  • January 23 - Mid-air collision between two Blue Angels aircraft during a practice session at El Centro. One airplane was destroyed and the other badly damaged. Both pilots survived unharmed.[7]
  • December 6 - An MB-326 jet from the Italian Air Force crashes into a high school in Casalecchio di Reno, Italy. Twelve students are killed, 84 more are severely injured. The pilot ejected after losing control of the plane.

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.
  • June 5 - A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 crashes 100 kilometres north east of Weipa, Queensland. The pilot was killed. The wreckage was found in July 1994.

1992

  • February 6 - A Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 crashes into the JoJo's restaurant and Drury Inn while practicing touch and go maneuvers at the Evansville, Indiana Airport. All five crewmembers and nine people on the ground were killed. Several others were injured.
  • April - A Marine Corps CH-46 suffers a catastrophic explosion and crashes into the Red Sea, killing four Marines including the pilot and injuring eight Marines.
  • July 20 - A V-22 Osprey prototype catches fire and falls into the Potomac River in Quantico, Virginia, USA, killing 5 crewmembers in front of an audience of high-ranking US government officials; this is the first of a series of fatal accidents involving the controversial tiltrotor aircraft.

1993

1994

1995

  • May - Historic B-29 Superfortress "Kee Bird", abandoned in 1947 and recently restored to flying condition after a number of highly calamitous setbacks, is severely damaged by fire while attempting to take off from a frozen lakebed in Greenland. Its remains are abandoned to sink into the melting ice.
  • 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.

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

See also

External links

References

es:Anexo:Accidentes e incidentes notables en la aviación militar


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