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 Aviation Class A Mishaps

As of 16 Sep 2014 

Class A Flight Mishaps


  • 12 Sep 2014: (Central Pacific Ocean) Two FA-18C aircraft lost in a mid-air collision.

  • 02 Sep 2014: (Fallen, NV) MH-60S rolled over while conducting terrain flight training. No fatalities.

  • 04 Jun 2014: (off of the southern California coast) F/A-18E crashed into the sea on short final approach to a CVN. Pilot ejected successfully.

  • 15 May 2014: (NAS Fallon, NV) F/A-18C had dual engine fire indications due to a bleed air leak. Aircraft landed safely. No injuries.

  • 01 May 2014: (Corpus Christi, TX) T-34C crashed in water after student and instructor crew successfully bailed out.
  • 16 Apr 2014: (East of San Diego, CA) HH-60H rotor blades hit a canyon wall. Aircraft performed an emergency landing. No injuries.
  • 10 Apr 2014: (NAF El Centro, CA) MH-60S crashed during night training mission. No injuries.
  • 26 Jan 2014: (EASTPAC) EA-18G nose wheel strut was damaged on catapult launch and resulted in dual engine FOD. Aircraft landed safety. No injuries.

  • 17 Jan 2014 (NAS Lemoore, CA) F/A-18E sustained brake fire on aborted takeoff. 

  • 15 Jan 2014: (off of the Virginia Capes) F/A-18E crashed during ULT training flight. No fatalities.
  • 08 Jan 2014: (off of the Virginia Capes) MH-53E crashed while conducting mine warfare operations. 2 survivors and 3 fatalities.
  • 16 Dec 2013: (Japan) MH-60S executed autorotation due to loss of tail rotor drive.
  • 04 Nov 2013: (NAS Pensacola, FL) T-45C crashed prior to runway after reporting an engine flameout.


  • 01 Sep 2014: (Gulf of Aden) On approach to LPD, CH-53E lost power and landed in water.
  • 04 Jun 2014: (Imperial County, CA) AV-8B crashed during day flight. Pilot ejected successfully. No fatalities.
  • 01 Jun 2014: (Afghanistan) CH-53E sustained hard landing on runway. No serious injuries.

  • 09 May 2014: (near Chandler, AZ) AV-8B crashed. Pilot ejected successfully.

  • 01 Mar 2014: (Fallon, NV) A USMC F/A-18C on loan to NSAWC crashed during training in the range complex killing the pilot.


Class A Aviation UAS/UAV, Flight Related and Ground Mishaps


  • 20 Aug 2014: (El Centro NAF, CA) While taxiing HH-60H rotor blades hit a telephone pole. (AGM)
  • 15 Dec 2013: (Atlantic & Environs) MQ-8B crashed at sea.
  • 24 Oct 2013: (Patuxent River, MD) MQ-8B sustained a hard landing from a hover following takeoff during a test flight.


  • 19 May 2014: (vicinity of Elizabethtown and Harold, NC) Crew Chief died after falling from a MV-22B during a training flight. (FRM) 


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