Singapore Airshow 2018: South Korean jet catches fire after skidding off runway; pilot escapes with minor injuries

Singapore Airshow 2018: South Korean jet catches fire after skidding off runway; pilot escapes with minor injuries

The T-50B Golden Eagle jet trainer appeared to have flipped over after it skidded off Changi Airport’s Runway 1.

A single-seater jet from South Korea’s Black Eagles aerobatic team skidded off a runway at Changi Airport and crashed into a grass verge on Tuesday (Feb 6) afternoon, just prior to its flying display segment at the Singapore Airshow 2018.

The T-50B Golden Eagle jet trainer subsequently caught fire in the incident which took place at the airport’s Runway 1 at about 1.30pm. It is believed the jet’s tyre burst as it was taking off.

In a statement, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said that Airport Emergency Services responded to the incident – which was captured on video by someone within an airport terminal – and the fire was extinguished.

In a Facebook post, Changi Airport said that the pilot was sent to the airport clinic for a check up and that Runway 1 was closed until further notice.

A separate post made minutes minutes later advised passengers to check the latest flight information as a number of flights were expected to be delayed over the next few hours.

The team was slated to end off Tuesday’s flying display programme from 12.30pm to 1.55pm which also included a segment by the F-15SG and F-16C Integrated Team from the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Jupiter Aerobatic Team from the Indonesian Air Force.

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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. Not all of the aircraft were in operation at the time. For more exhaustive lists, see the Aircraft Crash Record Office or the Air Safety Network or the Dutch Scramble Website Brush and Dustpan Database . Combat losses are not included except for a very few cases denoted by singular circumstances. this is all available on the template at the bottom of the article

grouped by the year in which the accident or incident occurred. Not all of the aircraft were in operation at the time. For more exhaustive lists, see the

. Combat losses are not included except for a very few cases denoted by singular circumstances. this is all available on the template at the bottom of the article

Information on aircraft gives the type, and if available, the serial number of the operator in italics, the constructors number, also known as the manufacturer’s serial number (c/n), exterior codes in apostrophes, nicknames (if any) in quotation marks, flight callsign in italics, and operating units.

(ALSS) project, 1972; damaged 2 May 1974 on landing at Davis-Monthan AFB, repaired. Written off after crash on 31 January 1980, Capt. Edward Beaumont surviving. Pilot suffered catatonic seizure, and, amazingly, descended to make uncontrolled landing in cow pasture near

trainer, flying locally, had rendezvoused with U-2 and two crew could see pilot unconscious in the cockpit. After landing, pilot revived sufficiently to shut down engine, but then, as he climbed out of the aircraft, accidentally caught the D ring of his

, which he had not safed, which fired, tossing him in a somersault, but suffered only a chipped tooth. Airframe repaired for display at

, Canada. Capt. Pilot Robert Abbott, 29, of Ottawa, and his navigator, Capt. Albert Oostenbrug, 33, of

. A military spokesman said that the aircraft came in sharply and it appeared that the pilot may have initially misjudged his landing, and applied power at the last second to overshoot and circle for a second attempt. However, witnesses said the aircraft touched down hard and bounced high, then it seemed to stall and rolled over on its side and came down steeply, nose first. The aircraft started to break up as it hit the ground and then exploded in flames.

This was the 20th CF-101 crash since they entered Canadian service in 1961, resulting in 16 fatalities.

helicopters to divert before reaching the first rendezvous point in the Great Salt Desert of Eastern Iran, near Tabas, and causes serious mechanical damage to a third, prompting commanders to abort the mission. While attempting to evacuate personnel and equipment that had already arrived at the rendezvous point, the pilot of another Sea Stallion, BuNo

shrapnel from the collision damaging other helicopters. Five other RH-53Ds had to be abandoned at the site after the raid force commander (Col Charles Beckwith) ordered all participants to get on board the remaining C-130s or be left behind, despite classified documents that the helicopter crews were attempting to destroy. These were BuNos.

. At least one airframe was assembled from the abandoned helicopters, to join six RH-53Ds supplied by the United States to the Iranian Navy in 1978.

, Article 055, fifth airframe of the first R-model order, first flown 8 May 1968, registered N812X, delivered to the

) is damaged on its fifth flight when the landing skids break away during touchdown on the dry lakebed at

A seven-year-old boy is killed and several others are injured when he manages to fire an ejection seat in

, Arkansas, a repairman dropped a heavy socket wrench, which rolled off of a work platform, bounced, and struck the missile,

, holing a pressurized fuel tank. The launch complex was evacuated and a specialist team of the 308th Strategic Missile Wing called in from

. Approximately 81/2 hours after the initial puncture, fuel vapours exploded, fatally injuring one team member, Senior Airman David Livingston,

“Six Air Force servicemen–Livingston (posthumously), Kennedy, Hukle, Devlin, Don Green, and Jimmy Roberts–were awarded Airman’s Medals for Heroism for their actions on September 19, 1980, and the Titan II maintenance structure at Little Rock Air Force Base was later designated the Livingston Building in honor of Livingston.”

, Article 062, last of twelve R-model airframes in initial order, allocated N820X, first flown 26 November 1968, delivered to

KWF are Capt. George Freeland, Jr.; Maj. Thomas Brady; Lt. Col. Donald Griffith; T/Sgt. Michael Snodgrass; and Sr. Amn. Robert Hass. A commemorative marker is displayed in Denver Williams Memorial Park,

, Florida, USA. All crew members survive, but the rescue operation is deemed excessively risky and is cancelled.

908′, which first flew on 5 April 1979 is utilized for powerplant testing after the loss of the third prototype. It, too, is lost when, on its 48th flight on this date, a combustion chamber fails and the resulting fire burns through control runs. Aircraft dives into the ground. A. V. Fedotov ejects while the aircraft is pulling negative G and receives a spinal injury that keeps him in hospital for several months.

helicopter on a ferry flight from the manufacturer runs out of fuel and crash lands on a busy intersection in the city of

that supposedly numerous people in the tram had been killed by the rotor blades and that the Soviet government would want to hide the alleged disaster.

, after engine failure and fire, spends 30 hours in the water before rescue shortly after midnight on Wednesday, 31 December, from the Atlantic ~45 miles S of Bahamian island of

helicopter. Two Skyhawks departed Gitmo on routine training mission at 1500 hrs. on Monday, second pilot sees pilot Cmdr. Frank Riordan successfully eject from burning fighter with a good canopy ~240 miles NE of Guantanamo. Observer aboard

, spots strobelight on pilot’s life jacket on Tuesday night, 28 December. Riordan recovered in good condition “except for a slight case of exposure”, said a Coast Guard spokesman in

. Three bombs in two aircraft were removed before they exploded. Security at the base was so slack that the bombers were able to enter and leave without detection.

said on 15 January. The pilot is listed as lost at sea after an unsuccessful search, but radar intercept officer, Capt. C. F. Toler ejects,

headquarters of U.S. Third Air Force said that pilot and WSO parachuted to safety and were both based at Lakenheath.

, Fleet’s CO, was among the killed. The reason was later determined to be the improper loading of the aircraft, with a part of the cargo, two huge rolls of

, Spain, crash in flames, killing two of the four crew. The other two parachute to safety. Airframes involved were F-4D, serial given by one source as

and was rescued quickly. The jets were about 40 minutes into their flight. The Air Force blamed the mishap on inadequate briefing, a failure on behalf of the crews to follow procedures and the fact that the F-4 and the target aircraft looked similar.

, WFU. Now displayed in a small airpark on Hatzor AB, one of only three surviving examples in Israel.

, Ohio, from Flight Level 290, disappearing from radar at 10:49:48 EDT to crash in a farmer’s field, in

killing 14 crewmen and injuring 45 others (some reports say 42, some 48). The crash was the result of the aircraft missing the last arresting cable, while ignoring a wave-off command. Two

Forensic testing conducted found that several members of the deceased flight deck crew tested positive for marijuana (the officers on board the aircraft were never tested, claimed one report). The responsibility for the accident was placed on the deck crew. The official naval inquiry stated that the accident was the result of drug abuse by the enlisted crewmen of the

, despite the fact that every death occurred during the impact of the crash, none of the enlisted deck crew were involved with the operation of the aircraft, and not one member of the deck crew was killed fighting the fire. As a result of this incident, President Ronald Reagan instituted a “Zero Tolerance” policy across all of the armed services–which started the mandatory drug testing of all US service personnel.

In another report, however, the Navy stated that pilot error, possibly caused by an excessive dosage of

, a cold medicine, in the blood of pilot Marine 1st Lt. Steve E. White, of Houston, Texas, “may have degraded the mental and physical skills required for night landings.” The report described brompheniramine as “a common antihistamine decongestant cold medicine ingredient.”

“Last October [1981], Rep. Joseph P. Addabbo, (D-N.Y.) said that an autopsy conducted on the pilot’s body disclosed up to 11 times the recommended dosage of a cold remedy in his system.”

, upgraded from the A-configuration with an onboard computer and digital fly-by-wire control system installed to enable emulation of landing characteristics of other VTOL aircraft, and used in this test role, is damaged beyond repair in a landing accident this date. Airframe was saved from being scrapped and is now under restoration at the

in bad weather. Crew of 4 drowns after egressing the inverted aircraft. Helicopter recovered and taken back to

KWF were Lt. Ernest (Pat) Rivas, pilot; Lt. Joseph Spoja, co-pilot; AM1 Scott Finfrock and AT3 John Snyder, Jr. The bodies of all but Spoja were recovered.

display team crashed on take-off at Cleveland, Ohio, United States following a bird strike. The team leader, Lt. Col. David L. Smith, was killed and the teams displays for the rest of the year are cancelled.

, c/n 13989, which catches fire as it begins an uncontrolled spin. Two crew successfully eject before the Skyhawk impacts in the bay, the whole sequence caught on film from a second chase aircraft. Video of this accident is widely available on the web.

, Virginia, killing three crew. Wreckage sprayed onto nearby houses, a barn and a stable with 35 horses, but no fires were sparked and there were no ground injuries. The Prowler had departed

at 0630 hrs. while on a low-level (400 foot altitude) training mission, killing all eight crew. No weapons were on board.

USAF F-4E Phantom II crashed into the Atlantic, off Wilmington, NC. Lt. Michael Mattson, pilot, MIA. Lt Thomas Tiller, navigator, ejected rescued from life raft 6 days later. Catastrophic electrical failure.

, deployed in the Indian Ocean. Aircraft caught the #4 arresting cable, which was set for the wrong aircraft weight. Pilot and RIO ejected successfully and were rescued by an SH-3 flown by HS-8 (now

). While practicing the four-aircraft line abreast loop, the formation impacted the ground at high speed, instantly killing all four pilots: Major Norm Lowry, leader, Captain Willie Mays, Captain Pete Peterson and Captain Mark Melancon. The cause of the crash was officially listed by the USAF as the result of a mechanical problem with the #1 aircraft’s control stick actuator. During formation flight, the wing and slot pilots visually cue off the #1 lead aircraft, completely disregarding their positions in relation to the ground. The crash of a team support

collided with it aft of the wings, causing the tail section to separate from the rest of the aircraft, leading to loss of control and crash. All four crew members in the KC-135 and the two civilians in the Yankee were killed.

. The pilot had just finished a test bombing run over Eglin’s Range 52 and lost power in the engine. The pilot was able to get the aircraft to an altitude of about 3,000 feet and a speed of between 285 mph and 345 mph before the engine gave out. The pilot, and a weapons officer decided to eject, expecting the F-16 to continue north and crash into a wooded area of the Eglin reservation. According to officer in charge of Eglin’s safety office, the dual ejection caused the aircraft to roll to the right and slam into the golf course’s sixth green, narrowly missing several homes. The two airmen landed on the 18th green and didn’t suffer any major injuries. Air Force investigators were able to later watch the entire crash because a chase aircraft that had been photographing the test mission caught the crash on film. When F-16 experts recreated the accident they discovered a sequence of control switch moves that would restart an F-16 engine. The procedures were added to F-16 instruction manuals.

The first military aircraft of the young air force of Suriname (SAF) was a Hughes 500 – Model 369D helicopter (c/n 117-0193D), simply registered SAF-100 and being used for light observation tasks. Unfortunately this aircraft was written off on 31 March 1982 killing all four occupants, including pilot Foster Ford. The crash occurred while the helicopter was on a search and rescue mission near the Guyanese border, searching for military troops which lost their way in the amazon jungle.

, Nevada, due to crossed wiring of the yaw controls, coming to rest inverted adjacent to the runway. Lockheed test pilot Bob Ridenhauer survives with serious injuries and retires from test flying. He has to be cut out of the overturned cockpit section. This was the first loss of a production Nighthawk and occurred prior to Air Force acceptance. This was almost exactly the same wiring mistake that caused the loss of a

attempt a rescue in difficult conditions. After loading the troops, one Wessex 5 crashes on the glacier but all aboard survive. The personnel are then redistributed onto the other two helicopters, whereupon the second Wessex 5 also crashes on lift-off, leaving seventeen stranded on the glacier (thirteen SAS and four helicopter crew). The Wessex 3 navigator Lt. Chris Parry, returning to the glacier as nightfall comes on, loads 17 into a helicopter able to carry 5, returns to the

, which is pitching in a rough sea, and pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ian Stanley crashes the Wessex onto the deck, concluding the rescue of the seventeen stranded men, who would likely have perished had they not been evacuated from the glacier. Pilot Stanley and two other airmen are awarded the

for the rescue operation, although the Ministry of Defense suppresses news of the loss of three helicopters.

, Germany, during Flintlock 82 exercise, using Fulton STARS recovery system, but falls to his death reportedly due faulty equipment in 1400 hrs accident. This will be the last ever attempt to utilize the Skyhook system.

of the Falklands task force, collide in poor visibility, killing pilots Lt. Cmdr. John Eyton-Jones in 452 and Lt. Alan Curtis in 453.

, piloted by Flt. Lt. D. Steve Griggs in training exercises. During the encounter the Phantom shot a live

, West Germany. The incident occurred during a simulated airfield attack. “The fact that Laurence’s master armament switch had not been taped over in the ‘safe’ position, plus an unreliable circuit breaker in the missile firing electronics, coupled with some confusion on board the aircraft about following ‘unarmed’ intercept routines in an armed Phantom, all led to a Sidewinder impacting Flt Lt Steve Griggs’ Jaguar. It was the first incident of its kind in the RAF. Griggs, an ex-Phantom pilot, ejected in good order.”

during the Falklands War is forced to divert to Brazil after breaking a refuelling-probe. The aircraft was interned at the Brazilian air force base, Aerea de Santa Cruz,

lists this, and notes that the same airframe is also reported to have been damaged beyond repair as a QF-4S during a high-speed power turn at

A United States Air Force F-5B and a F-5F collide over Tucson, Arizona, three crew ejected but one was killed.

USCG HC-130H CG1600, c/n 4757, assigned Kodiak CGAS, crashed 4 kilometers south of Attu, Aleutian Islands, in bad weather landing – killing two Coast Guardsmen aboard, one crewman and one passenger. The remaining 6 crewmen and 1 passengers survived, some with significant injuries.

A United States Army Reserve Medevac UH-1H Crashed at Salt Lake City International Airport during an Auto-rotation exercise. Killing the pilot. Other crew members sustained serious injuries.

, of the 295th Assault Support Helicopter Company–“Cyclones”, located at Coleman Army Airfield, Coleman Barracks, near Mannheim, carrying

fails to pull out of a descending bomb-burst manoeuvere following a formation loop, crashes into civilian house, Takaoka Town,

, during base’s 30th anniversary air show, killing pilot Capt. Takashima Kiyoshi. Thirteen civilians injured, 28 civilian houses and about 290 cars damaged.

, California, but crew of nine escaped before it was fully engulfed. Aircraft commander ordered evacuation as soon as he learned of the wheel fire.

A military HAL Ajeet trainer operated by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited exploded in mid-air in Dharmarpuri province killing the test pilot.

, call sign Juliet Lima 26, of the Michigan Air National Guard sent on a Special Military Instrument Intercept Clearance Mission to intercept a private

The Phantom’s port wing slicing through the Baron’s fuselage and cabin, killing all seven on board. Although suffering damage to the port wing leading edge and loss of port wing tank assembly, the F-4C returns safely to

A Pentagon report, prepared by the National Guard Bureau of the Army and the Air Force, issued 18 May 1983, notes that Tiffany, 47, en route from vacation in the Bahamas to Norfolk, Virginia, had failed to adhere to his flight plan, and also failed to notify controllers when he entered the restricted air space 20 mi (32 km) South of

. Phantom pilot, Capt. John A. Wellers, was found to have closed on the Beechcraft at higher than intended speed while doing radar search and was faulted for failure to maintain 500 ft (150 m) vertical separation, as per instructions. The report notes that the

, Virginia and military controllers at Fort Lee “were slow to react or acted improperly in the process of identifying the unknown aircraft.”

Flamboyant lawyer Tiffany had been imprisoned for two months in 1978 after an aircraft he was piloting was forced down with engine trouble in

on board. U.S. drug authorities said later that Tiffany was implicated in a major Northern Virginia smuggling ring. In fact, on the fatal flight, Tiffany was by-passing his flight plan’s required U.S. customs stop in Florida and was attempting a direct flight to Norfolk, said a

of the 319th Bomb Wing, catches fire due to an overheated fuel pump and explodes at 0930 hrs. on the ramp at

. The Stratofortress was undergoing routine fuel cell maintenance after flying a training mission the previous night.

, shearing unoccupied house in half and setting second structure on fire. Pilot Capt. Robert Welch, 30, of

, c/n 293, caught fire. The pilot radioed that he was returning to the base. As the aircraft was over the

, ~1/4 mile from the runway and at ~200 feet altitude, the port wing separated from the aircraft. When the fuselage hit the water, the aircraft exploded, killing 14 of 15 on board. The sole survivor grabbed onto the first floating object she could reach: her own suitcase.

, at between 13 and 14 thousand feet altitude, causing the attack jet to explode (the pilot, last name Shraga,

reportedly successfully ejected), and tearing off the starboard wing of the fighter ~2 feet outboard of the engine nacelle. Pilot Zivi Nedivi goes to afterburner to try to stop spinning aircraft, and unaware of the condition of the jet due to fuel leaks obscuring the extent of the damage, makes a blistering 250-260 knot landing at nearest air base at

, tearing off the arrestor hook and coming to a stop just 20 feet from the runway threshold. Pilot later comments that had he known the true state of the aircraft, he and his weapons operator would have ejected. F-15 is reportedly repaired and returned to service in ~two months.

, Hawaii, due to pilot error, ending a 14-year squadron record of over 101,000 hours of accident-free flying.

, Germany, wreckage falling onto parked cars in woods near the airport, setting several afire and killing three adults and two children watching the display, Reuters news service reported. A Canadian Forces spokesman said that the CF-104, flown by Capt. Alan J. Stephenson, 27, was in a formation of five Starfighters, and that he was to do a solo display. He had done two complete circuits and had leveled off for a low-speed fly-past when the aircraft malfunctioned. He ejected safely. The spokesman said that a board of inquiry has been convened to investigate the cause of the crash.

crashed into the front porch of her neighbor’s house on Thursday night, 25 August, after the aircraft caught fire and smoke in the cockpit forced the crew of four to eject, parachuting safely. Clara Belle Daniels, a 72-year-old widow, was working in her yard when the jet spiraled down, and received third degree burns from the impact. She was flown by military helicopter to the burn treatment center at Baptist Hospital in

, where she died the next day, said hospital spokesman Phyllis Teague. “Major Dennis K. Brooks, public affairs officer for the

, Mass. Brooks said Tomaino was the pilot and Stevenson was the injured crewman. Robert Bryden, a resident of the neighborhood at Shepard and 18th streets where the crash occurred, said a major catastrophe was avoided because the plane fell almost straight down. ‘If the plane had just angled down, it would have taken the whole block with it, but it didn’t,’ Bryden said. ‘The plane just stalled out up there and dropped like a rock to the ground.'”

s damage control teams quickly lash the UH-46 in place and all 16 personnel are rescued without serious injury. After pulling into

for trials in 1971, returned to the RAF and converted to GR.3 standard in 1982, crashes this date on

, during a training mission, killing 3 out of the 4 airmen aboard. The collision creates an explosion “louder than thunder” that can be heard from miles away. Captain Jefferson K. Dubel is the sole survivor, having ejected out of his aircraft after the collision. The wreckage is strewn across 2 square miles of land around Franklin County Road 79.

Sea Stallion carrying 18 U.S. and 11 South Korean Marines hit a mountainside in South Korea in early morning darkness March 24, 1984

, Nevada at 1018 hrs., which was initially reported to be an F-117A Stealth fighter. The MiG impacted on

range in a high-speed 60-degree dive. Following this accident, officers of General rank were prohibited from test flying. The Air Force is also forced to admit that it is flying Soviet bloc aircraft. This may have been a MiG that a Libyan pilot defected to Italy in during the early 1980s.

, Article 055, fifth airframe of first R-model order, first flight 8 May 1968, registered N812X; delivered to the

, South Korea, pilot Capt. David Bonsi survives. Aircraft suffers tailpipe failure on climb-out at ~3,000 feet forcing an ejection. This was the first of three such tailpipe-related crashes.

United States Navy Lcdr. Daniel Joseph Harrington IV (born 1945), Pilot of VC-5, ejected safely from a

. Rear seat pilot Lt. Charles Richard Dickinson was killed on impact with water. The TA-4J impacted near

United States Air Force 1st Lt. Kurt D. Schwindt and 2nd Lt. Craig R. Martelle were killed when their

, during the “Quick-Thrust” joint exercise. Investigators determined that a tail-flap linkage failure sent the aircraft nose-down into the trees near the airport.

, when control is lost during an aft centre of gravity test. The flight commander, Rockwell test pilot Doug A. Benefield, is killed when escape pod parachutes fail to fully deploy, module impacting in a right nose low attitude. The Co-pilot and flight test engineer are badly injured.

. During the last manoeuvre of the final demonstration flight at Suwon, the aircraft stalled at the top of an erratic vertical climb and dove into the ground from 1,800 feet. High-G pilot incapacitation was suspected as the cause, as the investigation found no evidence of airframe failure.

, during a low-level training flight. Eight crew eject and recovered in a day; one ejects, missing; gunner KWF.

, c/n 009, crashes during classified military test by U.S. Army when it gets into a spin (which it was placarded against) and pilot bails out.

during a routine training exercise, killing three American soldiers and injuring seven others. No nuclear weapons were involved in the accident.

during a morning rainstorm. A military demolitions crew was sent in to recover unexploded munitions and the canyon was closed to traffic for several days. The lone pilot, attached to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at

, crashes at 1350 hrs. Atlantic Daylight Time at the end of sixth practice flight of the day, in circumstances much like the loss of the first prototype on 10 October 1984. Hesitating in the inverted position at the top of a series of 9G vertical rolls, airframe dove erratically into the ground, coming down in an upright, wings-level, nose-up attitude on snow-covered ground, killing Northrop test pilot Dave Barnes. Again, G-induced pilot unconsciousness was suspected, investigation finding no sign of airframe failure.

. The Hercules lost the wing beyond its #1 (port outer) engine but still managed to land. The Sea King, based at

. Second pilot, Lt. Andy Caputi, ejects safely with only minor injuries. One Skyhawk crashed on airport grounds while the second fighter impacted in a nearby auto junkyard.

, Oklahoma, pilot Maj. Dennis D. Nielson staying with aircraft as he attempted to steer it towards less-populous area before ejecting, but fighter impacted house, killing one, injuring one, one missing, said a United Press International report.

killing pilot, First Lieutenant S. Brad Peale. The aircraft suffered a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).

‘s damage control team extinguished the fires and secured the helicopter which was hanging from the side of the destroyer below the helicopter deck. All 16 crew and passengers aboard escaped without major injuries. The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) Det. 6 aboard the combat stores ship

Tail number 67-15737 of D/1/124 CAV of 49th “Lone Star” Div. crashed shortly after take-off at 8:20 hrs NW of Camp Merrill US Army Ranger Tng Camp AAF near Dahlonega, GA. Initial contact with team aircraft was made then contact was lost in a mountainous and heavily treed area. Post crash investigation indicated N1 compressor section failure was the cause of the Class A Accident resulting in the loss of both pilot, 1LT Kevin M. Cardwell and co-pilot, 1LT Michael L. Pape Sr.

, at ~1800 hrs., leaving a crater estimated to be 15 feet deep and 35 to 45 feet across. The pilot, 1st Lt. Robin Franklin Helton,

(13 September 1955 – 29 October 1985) was not immediately found and it was thought that he may have ejected.

He did not, and died in the crash. “Official reports after the crash pointed to a failure in the plane’s oxygen and communications system as a possible cause.” On 29 October 2010, “Helton’s family, including his widow Connie Helton Mastrangelo, daughter Robyn Helton (who was just 7 months old when her father died), parents Don and Kathryn Helton, and others also returned [to Boiling Springs] for a short memorial and to unveil a new monument that will alert all passers-by to the ultimate sacrifice by a young Marine, husband and father.”

, skids ~5,000 feet down the 12,000 foot runway, then overturns, trapping the pilot underneath the inverted airframe. “A Miramar crash crew worked feverishly for about 30 minutes to free the strapped-in pilot from the cockpit. The crew eventually brought in a crane to lift the front of the jet fighter high enough to pull him out. Despite spilling its fuel, the aircraft did not burn. The injured pilot was airlifted by Life Flight helicopter to

, where he died at 10:25 a.m. Officials would not divulge the cause of death.” Lt. John Semcken, public affairs spokesman at Miramar, identified the pilot as Capt.

. Kleemann, who was married and had four children, was one of two Navy pilots assigned to the aircraft carrier

on 19 August 1981, after the Libyans fired at the U.S. aircraft. Kleemann was stationed at Point Mugu Naval Air Station near Oxnard, Semcken said. Miramar officials said the aircraft did not deploy a drag chute when it landed, and it appeared that Kleemann was relying solely on the brakes. Navy officials are also trying to determine why the aircraft’s canopy landed several feet away from the aircraft, and if Kleemann could have been trying to eject before the craft rolled over. “All of this is just speculation at this point. We have no real clue as to what could have caused the crash. It’s under investigation,” Semcken said. He said the aircraft has computerized landing and takeoff systems and a computerized anti-skidding system. “We’re looking at the landing gear and aircraft’s wheels to see what went wrong. The investigators are looking to see if the anti-skidding system failed.”

Autopsy surgeons determined that the pilot died almost immediately after the crash from a severed spinal cord. Kleemann had nearly 4,000 flight hours, but fewer than 43 in the F/A-18. The Hornet was a nearly new airframe with only 327 flying hours being used in the operational testing of the design. Investigators pinpointed the planing link on the undercarriage whose task is to guide the gear components’ complex manoeuvers during retraction as a probable cause. If damaged during retraction after departing Point Mugu, the link may have caused the starboard wheel to be slightly out of line. As the fighter’s weight settled onto the gear leg, the airframe may have swerved so sharply that the pilot was unable to maintain control.

returning from overseas duty in the Sinai desert, Egypt. This remains the greatest peacetime loss of military personnel in US history.

The Armament Division commander, Col. Timothy F. O’Keefe, Jr., and Maj. Eugene F. Arnold, an instructor pilot with the 3247th Test Squadron at Eglin, eject safely.

; c/n 0692/C186) from the 57th FIS based at NAS Keflavik, Iceland, crashed into the northern Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern coast of Iceland. The pilot, Capt Steve Nelson, was killed when his aircraft struck the water at high speed after failing to safely complete a “split-S” maneuver during a low-altitude step-down training (LASDT) sortie. The instructor had planned the maneuver based on his own previous experience in training weapons school students at Nellis AFB in comparatively lightweight F-15As; however, the F-15C, with nearly full CFTs, was much heavier and could not physically complete the split-S despite starting the maneuver at 10,000′. The aircraft was never recovered.

, and also the strut that held the booster to the tank. The tank aft region failed, causing it to begin disintegrating. The SRB strut also failed, causing the SRB to rotate inward and expedite tank breakup.

was thrown sideways into the Mach 1.8 (2,000 km/h; 1,200 mph) windstream causing it to break up in midair with the loss of all seven crew members aboard:

. NASA investigators determined they may have survived during the spacecraft disintegration, while possibly unconscious from

; at least some of them tried to protect themselves by activating their emergency oxygen. Any survivors of the breakup were killed, however, when the largely intact

at 1350 hrs., said Eglin public affairs officer Lt. Col. Bill Campbell. A parachute is found floating nearby. The pilot is thought to have drowned after ejecting from the fighter. “There were no radio transmissions … nothing to indicate there were any problems”, said Campbell. “We found no wreckage, so we can’t be sure at this time what caused the crash. I don’t know if we’ll ever know for sure.”

may have been a factor in the pilot’s death. The Gulf’s water temperature averaged between 55 and 58 degrees

on Wednesday. Lee was performing what was to have been the aircraft’s last test flight before it was returned to the

. The F-16 had been modified for use in weapons tests by Eglin’s Armament Division, then restored to its original condition. Campbell stated that he expects the Air Force will try to recover the wreckage to examine it for clues into the accident, although he acknowledged that such a crash “doesn’t always leave much evidence.” Lee is survived by his wife, Maj. Terri Lee, assigned to Eglin’s

A T-38A-70 Talon jet trainer 67-14836, with a crew of two, student pilot Capt. Michael John Murphy, 26, of Biloxi, Miss. and Instructor Pilot 2nd Lt. William David Eberz, 23, of Shohola, Pa. Both crew members were assigned to the 97th Flying Training Squadron of the 82nd Flying Training Wing at Williams Air Force Base Arizona. The aircraft crashed while on a low-level training flight when it impacted the very steep terrain 800′ below the peak of 7903′ MSL Mazatzal Peak at 495 KIAS under controlled flight in instrument meteorological conditions. Both crew members were killed instantly. No attempts to eject were made. The crew had been flying a visual training route when they encountered a rapidly lowering cloud ceiling and apparently lost situational awareness and failed to clear the ascending terrain. Poor weather conditions prevented locating the wreckage until the next day.

nuclear plant after it exploded on 26 April, suffers main rotor strike against a crane and crashes, killing the four crew.

during an air defence sortie at low level in J2 sector outside the west coast of Sweden when he inadvertently flies through his wingman’s vortices and goes into a superstall. Time from ejection until the fighter strikes the water is only 3 to 5 seconds. Pilot, suffering from spinal compression due to the ejection, is rescued by a ferry and then transferred to an F10 Wing helicopter.

, Virginia, at 1105 hrs., killing two crew and one motorist on Oceana Boulevard. Aircraft had no munitions but carried a full fuel load and burst into flame as it came down just outside the station perimeter, killing pilot Lt. James P. Hoban, 26, of

, New Jersey, as well as Navy wife Tammy Fowler, 25, of Virginia Beach, in the vehicle on Oceana Boulevard. Navy officials said that this was the first Navy aircraft crash in the area in more than two years. Witnesses reported that the Intruder’s tail appeared to be on fire as it came down.

, who had attended a meeting of African leaders in Zambia. While approaching Maputo, an inadvertent selection of the MATSAPA

frequency caused the crew to execute a premature 37-degrees turn. Although the pilot queried the turn, no effort was made to verify it by using the available navigational aids. The aircraft descended below the 3000 feet limit in spite of not having visual contact with Maputo. The crew erroneously assumed a power failure at Maputo. A 32-second GPWS warning was ignored and the aircraft collided with the ground at 2187 feet, bounced and crashed into an uphill slope. The aircraft broke up, slid across the South African/Swaziland border and caught fire.

KWF were LT Michael Clement Dollahite (CG Aviator #2148), LT Robert L. Carson, Jr., CDR David Meurice Rockmore, USPHS, ASM2 Kevin M. McCraken, AT3 William G. Kemp, HS3 Ralph D. King.

NAF El Centro, California. Blue Angel F-18 crashes 5 miles south of Brawley California. Pilot safely ejected.

crashed in desert near Fallon, Nevada, during a dog fight. Aileron on wing bent, began to spin the aircraft uncontrollably. Patrick Paris survived with a scratch on his nose, picked up by helicopter later that day. Had been assumed dead on impact until wingman saw movement on ground 6 miles from wreckage.

, both crew eject as jet leaves deck, lightened airframe climbs away, even on reduced power, to crash in the

, ’05’, of 226 OCU, suffers loss of control/controlled flight into terrain three miles (5 km.) SE of

exercise, DISPLAY DETERMINATION. Both RF-4C crew eject, pilot Capt. Michael Ross of Portsmouth, Ohio, and

within 30 minutes, suffering numerous injuries. A Navy spokesman said that the F-14 downed the RF-4C with an air-to-air missile.

s Admiral that they had been shot down, Sprouse remarks “I thought we were supposed to be on the same side?” to which the Admiral replies “We’re sorry about this, but most of the time we are.” The Tomcat pilot is duly disciplined and permanently removed from flying status.

. Three crew members eject safely, one killed due to an ejection seat malfunction. Two additional crew members die due to lack of time and proper flight conditions to accomplish manual bailout. Aircraft destroyed on impact. “The Air Force, which said no weapons were aboard the aircraft, said the last radio transmission from the crew reported that two of the bomber’s four engines were on fire. The

said the aircraft was at 15,500 feet when the radio report came in, suggesting that the pilot had climbed after the collision in an effort to save the aircraft or give the crew time to parachute.” The Air Force disclosed on 28 September “that the survivors of the crash were Capt. Joseph S. Butler, 33 years old, of

, Ariz., an instructor in offensive systems. They were said to be in good condition. The three who were killed were Maj. James T. Acklin, 37, of

. Stewart was just 40 minutes into a routine single-ship sortie when his aircraft crashed into the gently sloping terrain 60 miles E of

but receives poor direction from air traffic controllers and crashes at ~0915 hrs. during late turn after aiming aircraft at a baseball field

across the street, killing nine employees, injuring five others (one of whom died later as a result of the injuries sustained). Pilot Maj. Bruce L. Teagarden, 35, ejected, suffering bruises and muscle strain.

EA-6B Prowler BoNo. 162226/NF-606 of VAQ-136, US Navy. Missing on operations November 19, 1987: Loss occurred during a night Emcon departure from the USS Midway (CVA-41) while rounding the tip of India heading into the North Arabian Sea. Cause of the accident was unknown. Search by helicopters that night and fixed wing aircraft the next day found no trace of wreckage or the four crew. All four crew were killed – LT John Carter (pilot), Commander Justin (Noel) Greene (Commanding Officer of VAQ-136) Lt Doug Hora and Lt Dave Gibson – were all posted initially as “missing”. This was later changed to KIAS/lost at sea (body not recovered). The landing was to be Commander Greene’s 1000th trap, so there was cake awaiting in the ready room.

in south Georgia. Problems occurred during a routine practice flight. Witnesses said the aircraft climbed straight into the air during take-off and exploded into flames before hitting the ground. The aircraft was assigned to Moody.

, Texas, killing 10 soldiers and injuring 8, most with burns. The helicopter caught fire mid-flight due to the failure and disintegration of the number two transmission and driveshaft, and the brave pilots attempted an emergency landing, but the billowing smoke and passenger movements made it impossible. The helicopter hit the ground at 150 mph, breaking apart in a sheet of fire. This was originally the first B-model Chinook,

, Arizona, died in the crash. The aircraft had made a stop at the base before resuming a cross-country training mission. The pilot was trying to eject when the jet hit a wooded area off the end of the runway, according to a base spokesman. The pilot and aircraft were assigned to a squadron at

, Kentucky, collided on a night training mission. They were flying at 92 mph air speed and about 250 feet from the ground when they collided a Fort Campbell spokesman said. The Army identified three of the dead as Staff Sgt. Charles L. Shirley, 21, of Arkansas; Sgt. Dennis Sabot, 28, of Iowa; and Spec. 4 Samuel A. Hintz, 23, of Ohio, all from the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry. A total of 17 soldiers were killed in the crash.

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.

U.S. Navy Lockheed S-3A Viking, BUNO 160164 aircraft crashed immediately after launching. The aircraft rolled to the left and the aircrew ejected. The pilot, COTAC (NFO in co-pilot’s seat) and Senso were killed. The Tacco survived with minor injuries. This occurred during transit between the Philippines and Hong Kong aboard the USS Enterprise. Pilot Charles Roy over-rotated & stalled a/c after catapult. COTAC was VS-21 Commanding Officer, CDR Robert A. Anderson; junior pilot in squadron. Pilot’s body never found/recovered. [193]

U.S. Navy Lockheed S-3A Viking, BUNO 160164 aircraft crashed immediately after launching. The aircraft rolled to the left and the aircrew ejected. The pilot, COTAC (NFO in co-pilot’s seat) and Senso were killed. The Tacco survived with minor injuries. This occurred during transit between the Philippines and Hong Kong aboard the USS Enterprise. Pilot Charles Roy over-rotated & stalled a/c after catapult. COTAC was VS-21 Commanding Officer, CDR Robert A. Anderson; junior pilot in squadron. Pilot’s body never found/recovered.

USAF C-130E, “61-2373” call sign Demon 51, on a routine C-130 training mission to Greenville, Miss., perished near the Greenville airport after practicing touch-and-go landings. Killing all 6 crew members. Maj. Andy Zwaan, a 189 AW instructor pilot; 2nd Lt. Mark Brandt, a Missouri Air National Guard student pilot; 2nd Lt. Thomas Leece, an Air Force Reserve student pilot from Minnesota; Master Sgt. Ed Smith Jr., a 189 AW instructor flight engineer; Master Sgt. Danny Holland, a 189 AW instructor loadmaster; and Staff Sgt. David Bingham, a Texas Air National Guard student flight engineer.

as a fishing vessel) picks up three American crew, two men and one woman, said a spokesman at the Vietnamese embassy in

on 15 July, and took them to Vietnam where they were being “treated very kindly”. Arrangements would be made to repatriate the crew. At this time the United States and Vietnam had not yet reestablished diplomatic relations.

, Assigned to HSL-35 NAS North Island. Aircraft suffered tail structure failure and loss of directional control, crashed into ocean approximately 30 miles off Point Loma while returning from weapons training exercise at NALF San Celemente Island, the co-pilot (Lt. Walt Hogan) perished in the crash, the other 3 crew-members survived

collide in mid-air in front of the audience while performing their ‘pierced heart’ formation. One aircraft crashes directly into the crowd. Sixty-seven spectators and all three pilots are killed and 346 seriously injured in the resulting explosion and fire.

(also reported as VF-124) suffers an all hydraulic system failure and crashes inverted into a hangar at Gillespie Field, a civil airport in

. The pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Jim Barnett, 36, a flight instructor with 10 years of experience flying F-14s, managed to point the crippled jet towards the landing strip at Gillespie Field to reduce civilian casualties, and both he and his backseater, Lt. (j.g.) Randy L. Furtado, 27, a radar intercept officer who was undergoing training, ejected, suffering injuries. The RIO landed in power lines and suffered a fatal broken neck. The crash injured 3 on the ground and destroyed or damaged 19 aircraft and 13 vehicles.

, while doing touch-and-goes after a seven-hour training flight. No weapons were aboard the bomber, which broke into three parts. All crew survived, crawling or being helped from the nose section, without sustaining burns.

, Virginia. The airman, whose name was withheld pending notification of family, was walking beside a wing of the attack bomber as it was being towed by a small tractor from the hangar to the flight-line, a Navy spokesman said.

, c/n 4124, of 435 Squadron, participating in annual Brim Frost exercises, hits runway approach lights and a river bank short of the runway and crashes onto the runway at 6:47pm local time at

The aircraft’s crew were identified as Capt. Mark J. Chambers, 30; Capt. John F. Young, 30; Master Sgt. Robert E. Wright Jr., 37; Tech. Sgt. Ronald D. Grubbs, 29; Staff Sgt. Karl M. Kohler, 32; Airman 1st Class Scott D. Craig, 22; Staff Sgt. John W. Remerscheid, 33. Remerscheid was assigned to the 14th Military Airlift Squadron at Norton. The others were assigned to the 52nd Military Airlift Squadron. The eighth man on board was identified by Hurlburt Field spokeswoman as retired Air Force Capt. John G. Galvin of Jacksonville, Florida.

, suffers engine explosion, total hydraulic failure. Pilot Maj. Dan E. House and RSO Capt. Blair L. Bozek both eject safely. This was the final Blackbird loss before the type was withdrawn from service.

about 65 miles southeast of Tyndall, killing the student pilot who was identified as 2nd Lt. Sean P. Murphy, 23, of

, Indiana. At the time of the crash the pilot was engaged in a mock dogfight with his instructor who was flying a second F-15. The pilot was assigned to Tyndall’s 95th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron.

, the pilot, Capt. Leo Moore of the 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ejecting safely. Moore, unhurt, is rescued less than an hour later, said Sandy Mau, a Selma Times-Journal reporter, by an Air National Guard helicopter vectored to him from

by the F-16 pilots who were flying close enough to Moore to pinpoint his location, said S/Sgt. Dave Beaulieu, 33rd TFW spokesman. Tim Henderson, of nearby

, said that he saw Moore’s jet flying low across his pasture minutes before the crash. “It was flying maybe a little over the treetops, very low”, Henderson said. “He wasn’t flying very fast to be flying so low, and it kind of sounded like the engine was cutting out.” The fighter impacted on a ridge in a rural, virtually inaccessible area and Air Force investigators were having difficulty reaching the site, said Mau. The Eagle was completely destroyed. “It just burned up”, said Beaulieu. The two F-15s had departed from Eglin at ~1410 hrs. to rendezvous with the F-16s. Moore’s fighter was carrying an inert infrared-guided

, Beaulieu said. He didn’t know how much training the airmen got in before the crash, which occurred ~120 miles NE of Eglin. The pilot underwent a medical check at Eglin regional Hospital and then was sent home, said Beaulieu. “He’s fine. He’s pretty shaken up, but doing well.”

, in the afternoon. The ordnance narrowly misses home with four inside, bounces off tree, skips over a second home, and impacts in a field where the spotting charge explodes. No one is injured in the incident. Navy spokesman Bert Byers states that the pilot lost track of the bomb after it fell off the jet.

, Comando de Aviacion Naval, crashes and breaks up at ~12:05 hrs following a loss of control during a go around at

“Almirante Zar base commander Captain Miguel Robles told a news conference that the plane’s pilot, the co-pilot and the flight engineer were badly injured and others suffered minor injuries. Lijo said most of the passengers got out by their own means.”

after a fuel pump ignited vapor in the main tank. The in-flight explosion rendered the aircraft uncontrollable. All 4 crewmembers were killed.

(AFRES). The two pilots aboard the F-16D were both killed. Three B-52H aircraft parked nearby suffered minor damage.

, killing five and injuring 20. Killed were the student pilot, three seamen, and a civilian employee of the Navy. This was the last aviation accident on the Lady Lex before her retirement to a museum ship at

; and a civilian employee of DynCorp who had the contract to maintain Navy aircraft, Byron Gervis Courvelle, 32,

, Georgia, piloted by LCDR Robert Conlyn, Jr., crashes into the Pine Village North apartment complex in

, and bursts into flames. Two civilians killed; four civilians injured. Among the dead, a pregnant 24-year-old woman. Her five-year-old daughter survived with burns over half her body. Conlyn, call sign Cougar, stayed with the aircraft until the last possible moment. Conlyn suffered serious injuries but survived.

, California. The cause of the crash was loss of power to the engine. The pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Stanley R. O’Connor, an instructor in the Top Gun school, ejected safely.

, Virginia. Aircraft crashed and sank into the water ~ 50 yards off shore, in 45 feet water, reportedly because the flight crew inadvertently selected “beta range” on the propellers at 800 feet, stalled and crashed into the river. Pilot CW4 Gaylord M. Bishop, copilot CW4 Howard E. Morton, SPC Peter Rivera-Santos, PFC Mark C. Elkins, and CIV Ronald N. Whiteley Jr. KWF.

, Maryland. At the time of the crash, Jackson and three other pilots–a second F-15 pilot from Eglin and two

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Singapore Airshow 2018: South Korean jet catches fire after skidding off runway; pilot escapes with minor injuries

The T-50B Golden Eagle jet trainer appeared to have flipped over after it skidded off Changi Airport’s Runway 1.

A single-seater jet from South Korea’s Black Eagles aerobatic team skidded off a runway at Changi Airport and crashed into a grass verge on Tuesday (Feb 6) afternoon, just prior to its flying display segment at the Singapore Airshow 2018.

The T-50B Golden Eagle jet trainer subsequently caught fire in the incident which took place at the airport’s Runway 1 at about 1.30pm. It is believed the jet’s tyre burst as it was taking off.

In a statement, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said that Airport Emergency Services responded to the incident – which was captured on video by someone within an airport terminal – and the fire was extinguished.

In a Facebook post, Changi Airport said that the pilot was sent to the airport clinic for a check up and that Runway 1 was closed until further notice.

A separate post made minutes minutes later advised passengers to check the latest flight information as a number of flights were expected to be delayed over the next few hours.

The team was slated to end off Tuesday’s flying display programme from 12.30pm to 1.55pm which also included a segment by the F-15SG and F-16C Integrated Team from the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Jupiter Aerobatic Team from the Indonesian Air Force.

A single-seater jet from South Korea’s Black Eagles aerobatic team skidded off a runway at Changi Airport and crashed into a grass verge on Tuesday afternoon, just prior to its flying display programme at the Singapore Airshow 2018.

The T-50B Golden Eagle jet trainer subsequently caught fire in the incident which took place at the airport’s Runway 1 at about 1.30pm. It is believed that the jet’s tyre burst as it was taking off.

In a statement, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said that Airport Emergency Services responded to the incident – which was captured on video by someone within an airport terminal – and the fire was extinguished.

In a Facebook post, Changi Airport said that the pilot was sent to the airport clinic for a check up and that Runway 1 was closed until further notice.

A separate post made minutes later advised passengers to check the latest flight information as a number of flights were expected to be delayed over the next few hours.

The team was slated to end off Tuesday’s flying display programme which also included an an F-15SG and F-16C Integrated Team from the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Jupiter Aerobatic Team from the Indonesian Air Force.