Monday, August 8, 2011

Where The Dead Birds Will Fall





www.bbc.co.uk
The US military tries to confirm whether Taliban fire brought down a Chinook helicopter carrying special forces in Afghanistan, with the loss of 38 lives.



www.telegraph.co.uk
The apparent downing of an US Chinook helicopter by a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade which killed 30 American commandos was most likely a “lucky shot” rather than marking a new insurgent ability to shoot down aircraft, military officials in Afghanistan believe.


www.bbc.co.uk
Thirty US troops, said to be mostly special forces, are killed, reportedly when a Taliban rocket downed their helicopter - the largest single US loss of life in the Afghan conflict.


www.washingtonpost.com
‎...who had pinned down the Rangers and were departing in their Chinook helicopter when the aircraft was apparently hit,...


www.longwarjournal.orgThe New York Times account of the helicopter crash in the Saydabad district in Wardak province provides important details on the status of Taliban safe havens in the Afghan east. It is still unclear if the helicopter was shot down, but it appears to be the case.
aviation-safety.netNATO forces say that one of their helicopters has crashed in eastern Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents claim to have shot the craft down. There have been no casualties, officials say.

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www.nytimes.com
Among the dead were elite Navy Seal commandos from the broader unit that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, though none were involved in that raid.


www.guardian.co.uk
Seven Afghan and 31 Special Forces soldiers die after insurgents reportedly shoot down Chinook with rocket


english.aljazeera.net
Casualties reported as aircraft crashes during anti-Taliban operation in eastern Wardak province, as fighters claim hit.


List of aviation accidents and incidents in the War in Afghanistan


2011
    * August 6: A NATO Chinook helicopter being flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment was shot down by the Taliban with 31 American and 7 Afghan casualties, as well as a dog. It was the deadliest single incident for American forces since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, surpassing the shooting down of a Chinook on June 28, 2005 in Kunar province. A reported 22 from the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (Seal Team Six) died.

    * USAF Roundel July 25: A CH-47F Chinook was shot down by an RPG near Camp Nangalam in Kunar Province. Two coalition service members were injured.

    * July 7: A NATO helicopter crashed in eastern Afganistan, no victims were reported.

    * June 24: A NATO helicopter made a hard landing in Helmand.

    * June 15: An Afghan army Mil Mi-17 crashed in the Kunar province injuring six.

    *  June 10: French Army Gazelle Viviane crashed about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Bagram in the north of the country in difficult weather conditions. One person died, the pilot was seriously injured.

    *  June 5: A US Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopter crashed in the Sabari district of the eastern province of Khost, the coalition said, with the Taliban claiming to have shot the aircraft down. Two service members were killed.

    * May 30: An Australian Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter crashed in Zabul Province 90km east of Tarin Kowt. The Chinook caught fire after impact, and one of the passengers on board the aircraft later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Five other Australians onboard the chopper suffered minor injuries.

    * May 26: A US Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in Paktika Province. One crew member killed in the incident.

    * May 24: NATO chopper crashes in western Afghanistan, no victims were reported.

    * May 24: French Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000D crashed 100 kilometers west of Farah. Both crew members successfully ejected and were rescued.

    * RCAF-Roundel.svg May 15: A Canadian CH-47D Chinook turned on its side as it landed. Four Canadian soldiers were injured during a "hard landing" on a river bed in Afghanistan. The accident occurred during night operations by the Quebec-based Royal 22nd Regiment in the Horn of Panjwaii.

    * Afghan National Army emblem.png May 11 : An Afghan army Mi-17 crashed in the Nuristan province after hitting a tree, injuring nine soldiers.

    * USAF Roundel April 23: A US OH-58 Kiowa helicopter went down after apparently hitting a cable between two mountains in Kapisa province, northeast of the capital Kabul. One crew member was killed.

    * February 5 a French Army Eurocopter Tiger crashed in Afghanistan's eastern district of Lateh Band near the capital Kabul.

    * January 26: A Polish Land Forces Mil Mi-24V rolled over on its side after experiencing mechanical trouble during takeoff from a military base in Ghazni district of Ghazni province.


2010
    * November 28: French Navy Dassault Rafale fighter crashed off Pakistan after its pilot parachuted to safety. The Rafale was operating from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which at the time was supporting NATO operations in Afghanistan.

    * November 3: French Army Gazelle Viviane crashed in Nijrab province. Both pilots escaped unhurt.

    * September 21: A US Army UH-60 Blackhawk crashed in Zabul province, killing 9 soldiers on board.

    * August 19: Eight service members belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were injured on Thursday when their helicopter made a hard landing in southern Afghanistan, officials said.

    * RAF Roundel August 10: A British RAF CH-47D Chinook crashed in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan . "The helicopter due to technical problems crashed in Gereshk district at 04:00 a.m. local time, as a result one soldier sustained injury," spokesman for provincial administration Daud Ahmadi told Xinhua. Meanwhile, a NATO source with press department in southern region confirmed the incident, saying it was a hard landing and all four aboard were rescued safe and sound.

    * August 5: A Canadian CH-47D Chinook was shot down in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. It made a hard landing and burned out on the ground, wounding eight soldiers.

    * July 31: A US helicopter crashed in province of Kunar.

    * July 26: A US CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Pul-e-Charkhi area east of capital city Kabul.Two NATO troops were killed.

    * July 22: A US AH-1W SuperCobra was shotdown in Helmand province, killing two US servicemen.

    * June 25: An ISAF helicopter made a hard landing caused by mechanical problems on June 25 in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan. All aboard were evacuated to a nearby ISAF medical treatment facilities. No fatalities were reported. The incident is under investigation.

    *  June 23: A British RAF Mk3 Merlin made a heavy landing at an forward operating base in the Lashkar Gar area of Helmand province. No-one was seriously injured and the incident was determend to be a non-hostile event. A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E was used to recover the aircraft and transport it to Camp Bastion.

    *  June 21: A US Army UH-60 Blackhawk crashed in northern Kandahar Province, killing three Australian Commandos and the US crew chief, and injuring another seven Australians and a US crewman.

    *  June 9: A Sikorsky HH-60 Pave Hawk CSAR helicopter was shot down in Helmand province, killing 5 American airmen.

    * May 21: A Westland Sea King carrying five troops was hit by an RPG and crash-landed in Nad-e Ali, Helmand Province. The five were injured but not seriously.

    * May 14 An UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter made a hard landing in Kandahar Province causing injuries to several coalition and Afghan military personnel. It was destroyed on the site by ISAF members, apparently to prevent it from falling into insurgents’ hands.

    *  May 10 An MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter made a controlled landing after being hit by enemy fire in Helmand Province . All crewmembers have been safely returned to base. Helicopter was destroyed by international forces .

    * April 9 A US Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed near Qalat, Zabul Province, killing three US service members and one government contractor.[51] This is the first combat loss of an Osprey.

    *  March 31: US Navy E-2 Hawkeye surveillance plane stationed with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower crashed in the Arabian sea at approximately 2 p.m. local time while returning from an operational flight conducted as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The one U.S. crew member presumed missing was declared dead and three were rescued.

    * March 28: A US Army UH-60 Black Hawk crashed in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan. 14 ISAF and Afghan service members were injured.

    * March 23: A Turkish Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter experienced technical problems as it tried to land at a base in Midan Shar, the capital of Wardak province. It hit a hill as it was coming down and rolled over.


2009
    * December 3: A Polish Land Forces Mi-24V Hind attack helicopter was damaged after making an emergency autorotation landing immediately after taking off from Ghazni airfield in Afghanistan . The crew and passengers were not seriously injured.

    * October 26: A US MH-47G Chinook crashed in Badghis province, in western Afghanistan reportedly due to low visibility caused by "thick dust stirred up" during takeoff at night, killing seven US servicemen and three US Drug Enforcement Administration agents. 14 Afghan and 11 American servicemen and one US DEA agent were injured in the crash.

    *  October 26: Two US helicopters collided in midair in southern Afghanistan, killing four US Marines and injuring two ISAF servicemen. The helicopters were a UH-1N Twin Huey and an AH-1W SuperCobra from the USMC.

    *  October 17: A US UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter had crashed due to a high level wind sheer in search of the missing C-12 Huron, no injuries.

    * October 13: A US Army C-12 Huron twin-engine turboprop had crashed in Nuristan province. Its remnants were discovered on October 19th, with three bodies of American civilian personnel.

    * Afghan National Army emblem.png October 8: An Afghan National Army Air Corps Antonov An-32 S/N 354 crashed on landing in Southwestern Afghanistan.

    * August 30: CH-47 Chinook( S/N ZA673) suffered a hard landing and was badly damaged in the Sangin area of Helmand province. The four crew and 15 soldiers from the 2 Rifles battlegroup were unharmed.

    * August 25: A US Navy F/A-18C Hornet aircraft caught fire during maintenance at Kandahar airbase and was burnt out.

    * August 20: A British CH-47 Chinook ( S/N ZA709) was shot down in the Sangin area of Helmand province. The crew survived.

    *  August 6: A Polish Land Forces Mi-24V Hind attack helicopter en route to Ghazni from Kabul was reported hit by heavy machine gun fire and forced to make a hard landing. Nobody aboard was injured.

    *  July 20: A British Royal Air Force GR4 Tornado fighter jet crashed at Kandahar air base during takeoff at 7:20 a.m., the two pilots were injured after ejecting from the aircraft.

    *  July 18: A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet crashed in central Afghanistan, killing the two crew members.

    *  July 7: A Canadian CH-146 Griffon crashed in Zabul, Afghanistan, killing 3 coalition soldiers.

    *  May 22: A US AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed near Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan Province. One crew member killed in the incident.

    * RAF Roundel May 14: A British Harrier GR9 jet crashed in Afghanistan the Ministry of Defence said. The pilot is believed to have suffered only minor injuries when he ejected from the aircraft after it crash landed at Kandahar airfield at about 10:30am local time. It is believed there were no other casualties.

    * January 17: A US CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan. Small arms fire was involved. One US soldier was killed in the incident.

    *  January 16: A US UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on the outskirts of Kabul. No deaths were reported.

    * Afghan National Army emblem.png January 15: An Afghan army Mi-17 crashed in the Adraskan District of Herat province, killing all 13 on board, including General Fazaludin Sayar, the regional commander in charge of the western part of Afghanistan. The government declared the crash was due to bad weather, while the Taliban claimed to have shot the helicopter down.


2008
    * October 27: A US UH-60 Black Hawk was shot down in Wardak Province, with no fatalities. Taliban forces claim to have used a Rocket-propelled grenade. The 10 soldiers onboard were rescued.

    *  October 21: A United States Navy P-3 Orion reconnaissance and intelligence aircraft overshot the runway at Bagram Air Base while landing. The aircraft caught fire and was destroyed but the only injury to the crew was one broken ankle. The aircraft was from PATWING 5 from Naval Air Station Brunswick and was assigned to CTF-57 in Afghanistan.

    *  September 4: A British Army Air Corps Apache AH1 crashed shortly after takeoff in Helmand province. Both crew members were unhurt.

    *  August 8: United Arab Emirates Air Force C-130 Hercules (S/N 1212) Overran runway at Bagram Air Base, Kabul, and caught fire. The plane was partially salvaged.

    * July 2: A US UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was shot down by RPG and small arms fire south of the Afghan capital in Logar province. The pilots were able to land the aircraft and evacuate everyone on board before it caught fire, another helicopter returned later and destroyed the wreckage with precision fire.

    *  June 25: A US-led coalition forces helicopter crashed in northeastern province of Kunar in Afghanistan, causing "minor injuries" to two soldiers on board.

    * June 5: A US OH-58 Kiowa crashed at Kandahar Army Airfield, Afghanistan during a test flight killing the maintenance pilot and his crew chief. They were assigned to the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.



2007
    * December 10: An Afghan army Mi-17 helicopter crashed in heavy fog about 70 kilometres southwest of Kabul, killing four soldiers.

    * September 25: A German CH-53G helicopter crash-landed in the border area between RC-North and West during a med-evac. No soldiers were killed during this incident. The helicopter was blown up by Norwegian and Latvian forces after they had spent two days under siege by Taliban forces.

    * September 25 Spanish Eurocopter AS332 SAR helicopter (S/N HD.21-6) overturned while trying to land during a mission to evacuate Afghan police wounded by a roadside bomb in the western province of Badghis. Helicopter written off.

    *  August 23: A RAF C-130 Hercules made a hard landing at night on an airstrip in Afghanistan. The Hercules, from 47 RAF Lyneham, was badly damaged and could not be recovered. It was blown up by British engineers so that sensitive equipment would not fall into enemy hands. No casualties were reported.

    *  August 21: An Italian AB-212 helicopter crashes while attempting an emergency landing due to technical problems, 3 Italian soldiers wounded.

    * August 10 : A US CH-47 Chinook s/n 83-24123 while on the ground at Bagram Air Base, taxied into another parked CH-47D aircraft (84-24182) and was severely damaged. There were no fatalities. Aircraft written off.

    * May 30 : A US CH-47 Chinook was shot down, in the upper Sangin valley, killing 5 American, one British and one Canadian soldiers. Until July 25, 2010, officially its downing was attributed to small arms and rocket-propelled grenade.

    * February 18 : A US MH-47 Chinook from 2-160th SOAR carrying 22 U.S. servicemen crashed in Zabul Province, killing 8 and injuring 14.


2006
    * September 2: A British Nimrod MR.2 aircraft crashes near Kandahar, killing 14 crewmembers.

    *  August 31: A Dutch F-16A Block 20 MLU fighter crashes near Ghazni, killing the pilot.

    * July 2: A US AH-64 Apache out of Kandahar air base crashes, killing one pilot CW3 William Timothy Flanigan and injuring the other.

    *  June 11 A US CH-47 Chinook helicopter 91-0497 suffered emergency landing in Helmand Province.Aircraft subsequently deliberately destroyed by coalition airstrike.

    * May 24: A RAF C-130 Hercules (XV206) crashes while landing at a dirt landing strip outside the town of Lashkar Gar. All nine crew and 26 passengers aboard safely evacuated, but the airframe burned out.

    *  May 5: A US CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, killing all 10 U.S. soldiers on board.

    * April 28: A US AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed north of Qalat, Afghanistan. Pilot survived with minor injuries, while co-pilot/gunner 1LT Daniel McConnell suffered a traumatic amputation of right arm.


2005
    *  December 4: A CH-47 Chinook helicopter 91-00269 was struck by small arms fire.There were two injuries and the aircraft was consumed in thepost-landing fire.

    * October 31: A Dutch CH-47D Chinook helicopter, D-104, made a hard landing after losing power in cruise flight. There were several injuries and the aircraft was destroyed by Dutch troops after salvaging usable parts.

    *  October 22: UH-60 Black Hawk crashes in Oruzgan province, injuring three.

    *  October 14: An RAF Harrier GR7A was destroyed and another had been damaged in a rocket attack by Taliban forces while parked on the tarmac at Kandahar. No one was injured in the attack. The damaged Harrier was repaired at the airfield while the destroyed one was replaced by another fighter which flew out from Britain on the same evening.

    *  October 7: A MH-47E Chinook helicopter, 89-00160, of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment was destroyed in an accident but all crew members emerged virtually unscathed.

    *  September 25: Five US soldiers were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Zabul province while returning from an operation. Though initially reported as an accident, the crash was later confirmed to have been caused by hostile fire.

    * September 10: An Afghan army Mi-17 helicopter crashed in the Panjshir Valley following a memorial ceremony marking the 4th anniversary of the assassination by Al Qaeda of rebel commander Ahmed Shah Masood.Two passengers were injured, but no one was killed, in the helicopter which was carrying military and government officials from the memorial events.

    * August 16: Seventeen Spanish soldiers were killed when their Cougar AS532 helicopter crashes near Herat. A second Spanish helicopter made an emergency landing, injuring five soldiers. The crash was reported as an accident, although witnesses said they took AAA fire from a nearby village.

    *  July 29: A US AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed near Baghram airbase.The crew survived.

    * July 27: A Dutch CH-47D Chinook helicopter, D-105, crashed in a landing incident in a brownout while inserting troops. No injuries but the aircraft was written-off.

    * June 28: A US CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down in Kunar province by Taliban commander Qari Ismail, killing all 16 US Special Forces servicemen on board. The US military says it was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade. The helicopter was on a rescue mission for Operation Red Wings a team of four SEAL members, pinned down by Taliban gunmen.

    *  June 25: A Special Forces RAF Hercules carrying the new British ambassador in Afghanistan caught fire after setting down at a landing strip outside the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province. No casualties reported.

    *  June 22: U-2 spyplane crashes at Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE on return from a mission in Afghanistan, killing the pilot.

    * April 6: A US CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in a sandstorm near Ghazni, killing all 15 American soldiers and three civilian contractors.


2004
    *  December 16: A US OH-58 Kiowa crashes north of Shindand, in Afghanistan's Herat province, injuring its two pilots.

    *  October 20: HH-60 Pave Hawk N87-26014 crashes during a med-evac injuring four onboard.

    * August 29: A Dutch AH-64D Apache, designation Q-20, crashes near Kabul, slightly injuring one crew member.

    *  August 12: UH-60 Black Hawk crashes in Khost province, killing one soldier and injuring fourteen.

    *  June 28:The crew of an AH-64DApache helicopter escaped with minor injuries after being forced to make an emergency landing north of Qalat.The aircraft caught on fire and was completely destroyed.


2003
    *  November 23: MH-53 Pave Low helicopter crashed shortly after leaving Bagram Air Base, killing four U.S. airmen and one U.S. soldier.

    *  November 6: UH-1N Huey crashes at Kandahar air base Camp Rhino.

    *  June 3: A US AH-64 Apache helicopter (N 89-0258) crashed near Urgun Paktika Province.The crew survived.

    *  April 23: A US CH-47 Chinook helicopter (N 90-0217) suffered hard landing in Spinboldak area .The crew survived.

    *  March 23: HH-60 Pave Hawk crashes in Afghanistan, killing six on board.

    * USAF Roundel January 30: UH-60 Black Hawk crashes 7 miles east of Bagram Air Base, killing four.

    * USAF Roundel January 8: A US helicopter (type unknown) crashes in Kunar province, killing five Americans and two Afghans.


2002
    * December 21: CH-53G crashed in Kabul, killing seven German soldiers.

    * December 19: F-16A Block 20 MLU fighter overran a runway at Bagram airbase and landed about 500 meters away in a mine field.The Danish Air Force pilot was evacuated to a US Army hospital.

    * November 1: Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters collided in Afghanistan.One of them crashed ,another was repaired later.

    * August 13: A US AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed about 20 miles south of Kabul.The crew survived.

    * August 13: HH-60 Pave Hawk crashed in Urgun, injuring six onboard. A civilian wounded in an ambush had been taken from the eastern town of Khost to a U.S. medical team in Urgun, and the Air Force helicopter was leaving when the accident occurred.

    * June 12: MC-130H Combat Talon crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing three of the ten service members aboard.

    * April 11, AH-64 Apache crash-lands outside of Kandahar.

    * March 4: Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters were hit by RPGs and gunfire during Operation Anaconda. Two were killed in the first helicopter, which was dropping off a SEAL team. The second Chinook came in later that day to try and rescue the crew of the first CH-47, and subsequently was shot down, killing four.

    *  February 13: MC-130P Shadow crashed in eastern Afghanistan. There were no casualties.

    * January 28: CH-47 Chinook crashed in eastern Afghanistan due to a brownout, injuring 14 soldiers.

    *  January 20: CH-53E from HMM-361 crashed 40 miles south of Bagram air base killing two Marines on board.

    * January 9: A KC-130 Hercules tanker crashed into a Pakistani mountain, killing seven Americans on board.


2001
    *  December 12: A US B-1 Lancer bomber returning from a mission over Afghanistan crashes 30 miles north of Diego Garcia. All 4 crew members eject safely.

    *  December 6: UH-1N Huey crashes at Kandahar air base, two Marines suffered minor injuries.

    *  November 20: MH-6J crashed at a base, wounding 4 on board.

    *  November 2: MH-53 Pave Low crashed on a special operations mission in northern Afghanistan due to bad weather, injuring four on board.

    * October 19: UH-60 Black Hawk crashed at Dalbandin air base in Pakistan, killing two U.S. Army rangers. The cause was brownout from dust kicked up by the helicopter rotor.

 Contract aircraft, non-military aircraft losses

    *  July 6, 2011: IL-76 cargo plane, registered 4K-AZ55, was destroyed in an accident near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The plane is said to have flown into the side of a mountain at about 12,500 feet (3,800 meters).The transport plane carried a total of 18 tons of cargo for the NATO-led forces at Bagram Air Base.

    *  Oktober 12, 2010: A L-100-30 Lockheed Hercules (Leased from Transafrik Registration 5X-TUC)cargo plane crashed in a fireball and plummeted into a mountain crevice near the Afghan capital. Eight crew members (six Filipinos, one Indian and one Kenyan) were all killed.

    * July 28, 2010: Antonov An-12 cargo plane crash-landed in Helmand Province.There were no injuries during the crash.Aircraft destroyed.

    * June 4, 2010: A L-100-30 Lockheed Hercules (Leased from Transafrik Registration S9-BAT) sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Sharana AB, Afghanistan. The airplane came to rest beside the runway. The number 4 propeller separated from the engine and the undercarriage was pushed up into the wheel wells.

    * Kazakhstan May 30, 2010: A Mi-8 contract helicopter made a hard landing in the Jaji district of Paktiya Province . A civilian on the ground was killed when he was struck by debris, and three crew members received minor injuries.

    * May 2, 2010: A Mi-8 helicopter (EX-40008) under contract for NATO forces in Afghanistan crashed during emergency landing at FOB Kalagush,Nuristan . Crewmembers injured during the incident.

    * April 25, 2010: A Bell 214 helicopter under contract for NATO forces made an emergency landing, due to mechanical problems suffered during the flight, in Farah Province . No one was injured during the incident.The helicopter caught fire after the crewmembers and passengers left the helicopter. Due to the fire damage the helicopter was deemed unrecoverable.

    * March 1, 2010: A Airbus A300 cargo plane operating for DHL Airways leased from ACT Airlines reportedly registered TC-ACB, suffered a landing mishap at Bagram Air Base , Afghanistan. It came to rest on the left runway shoulder of runway 03, approximately 500 ft north of taxiway Charlie and just south of the 3000 feet remaining distance marker.It has been reported that the airplane suffered a collapse of, presumably the left hand, main undercarriage.Aircraft written off.

    * November 23, 2009: A Mi-8 helicopter under contract for NATO forces crashed in eastern Logar province.Three Ukrainians were killed in the crash. Helicopter belonged to Air Freight Aviation(UAE).

    * July 19, 2009: A Mi-8 helicopter under contract for NATO forces in Afghanistan crashed at Kandahar air base, killing 16 people and wounding five others. Helicopter belonged to Vertikal-T (Russia).

    * July 14, 2009: A Mi-26 helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan, killing the six Ukrainian crewmembers. The aircraft belonged to Pectox-Air, a Moldovan aviation firm.

    *  February 14, 2008: A Kazakhstan registered (UN-76020) IL-76 operated by Asia Continental Airlines damaged beyond repair after an engine fire in Kandahar Airport.

    * December 3, 2006: A Mi-26 helicopter under contract with Dyncorp, a US security company, crashes in Afghanistan, killing eight Russian crew.Helicopter belonged to Vertikal-T (Russia).

    * July 27, 2006: A chartered Mi-8 helicopter with 16 passengers and crew crashes en route from Khost to Kabul, killing all on board including 2 Dutch ISAF soldiers.

    * Ukraine April 24, 2006: An An-26 leased by the US State Department and carrying US DEA agents crashes on landing at Bost airport in Lashkar Gah, killing the two Ukrainian pilots and two young girls on the ground. The plane attempted to avoid a truck during landing.

    * November 11, 2005: A Georgian registered IL-76 operated by Pakistan's Royal Airlines, on charter to carry food for coalition troops, crashes near Khak-e-Shahidan village, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) northwest of Kabul, killing all 8 crew members (5 Russians, 2 Ukrainians and 1 Pakistani)

    *  April 25, 2005:: A Kazakhstan registered (UN-11003) Antonov An-12 cargo plane swerved off the runway at Kabul Airport. Five of the six crew members were slightly injured. Aircraft written off.

    *  December 30, 2004: A Moldovan registered (ER-IBM) IL-76 operated by Airline Transport crashed in Kabul Airport at 03:48.

    * November 27, 2004: A US Registered CASA 212 contracted by the US Department of Defense to supply American forces deployed in remote areas of Afghanistan entered a box canyon and struck the 14,650 foot level of Baba Mountain, which has a peak elevation of 16,739 feet. The flight was about 25 nm north of the typical route between Bagram and Farah. All six occupants were killed.

    *  February 22, 2004: AB-212 helicopter crashed after coming under fire 65 kilometres south-west of the southern city of Kandahar. Pilot Mark Burdorf, 45 years-old, killed. Helicopter belonged to Pacific Helicopters(Australia).

101 (17 to hostile fire)
Type #↓ Hostile fire↓
AB-212 1
AH-1W Supercobra 2
AH-64 Apache 11
UH-60 Black Hawk 16 4
CH-47 Chinook 29 10
CH-53E Super Stallion 1
CH-53G Sea Stallion 2
CH-146 Griffon 1
Cougar AS532 2
Super Puma AS332 1
Eurocopter Tiger 1
HH-60 Pave Hawk 4 1
MH-53 Pave Low 2
MH-6J 1
Mil Mi-17 5
Mil Mi-24 3 1
Merlin MK3 1
OH-58 Kiowa 4 1
Aerospatiale Gazelle 2
Westland Sea King 1 1
CV-22 Osprey 1
UH-1N Huey 3
Unknown 8
Fixed-wing losses
23 (*1 to hostile fire while on the ground)
Type↓ # Hostile fire↓
F-15 Eagle 1
F-16 Falcon 2
F-18 Hornet 1
Dassault Rafale 1
Mirage 2000 1
C-130 Hercules 5
Antonov An-32 1
C-12 Huron 1
GR-4 Tornado 1
MC-130 Combat Talon/Shadow 2
Nimrod MR.2 1
P-3 Orion 1
U-2 1
E-2 Hawkeye 1
B-1 Lancer 1
Harrier 2 *1


127 occurrences in the ASN safety database,
showing occurrence 1 - 100
acc. date type reg. operator fat. location dmg
31-OCT-1963 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 62-02122 Boeing (United States Army)
Carmen, NJ w/o
29-JAN-1964 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 61-02411 United States Army
Fort Rucker, AL w/o
29-APR-1964 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 62-02125 United States Army 228th ASHB
Fort Benning, GA w/o
04-MAR-1965 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 62-02126 United States Army B Co/228th ASH


w/o
19-MAR-1965 Boeing JCH-47A Chinook 60-03450 United States Army Aviation Board (USAAB)
Fort Rucker, AL w/o
04-MAY-1966 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 64-13138 United States Army 30 near Di Linh w/o
09-MAY-1966 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 62-02121 United States Army 147th ASHC

w/o
30-MAY-1966 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 64-13156 United States Army 3 near Tay Ninh w/o
27-JUN-1966 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 64-13162 United States Army 1
w/o
05-AUG-1966 Boeing ACH-47A Chinook 64-13151 United States Army
Vung Tau w/o
15-JAN-1967 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-00072 United States Army 9 near Can Tho w/o
07-MAY-1967 Boeing ACH-47A Chinook 64-13145 United States Army 8 Bong Son w/o
13-MAY-1967 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-00088 United States Army

w/o
25-JUN-1967 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 64-13153 United States Army

w/o
22-FEB-1968 Boeing ACH-47A Chinook 64-13154 United States Army 0 Hue w/o
12-MAY-1968 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18475 United States Army
near Kham Duc w/o
12-MAY-1968 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18469 United States Army 1 Kham Duc w/o
19-JUN-1968 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18455 United States Army 1
w/o
01-JUL-1968 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18457 United States Army 5
w/o
23-JUL-1968 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-19011 United States Army

w/o
18-AUG-1968 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 64-13158 United States Army
near Mo Duc w/o
03-OCT-1968 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-19041 United States Army 228th CSAB 11 near Camp Evans w/o
23-OCT-1968 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-00120 United States Army 205th

w/o
21-NOV-1968 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-19019 United States Army 242nd ASHC
near Cu Chi w/o
15-APR-1969 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 61-02425 United States Army Aviation Board (USAAB)


w/o
15-MAY-1969 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18458 United States Army
LZ Professional w/o
06-FEB-1970 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18487 United States Army 0 5 km NNE of Palisade, NE w/o
17-MAR-1970 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18442 United States Army

w/o
29-JUL-1970 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 62-02120 United States Army 177th ASHC
Ford Benning, GA w/o
10-NOV-1970 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-00079 South Vietnamese Air Force 28
w/o
06-FEB-1971 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 67-18493 United States Army 6 LZ Siberia w/o
21-JUL-1971 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 69-17120 United States Army 12
w/o
18-AUG-1971 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-19023 United States Army 37 near Pegnitz, Bavaria w/o
28-NOV-1971 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 68-15866 United States Army 34 near Hue w/o
16-APR-1972 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-00099 South Vietnamese Air Force 5
w/o
10-MAY-1972 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 64-13157 United States Army 34 near Gia Dinh w/o
16-JUL-1972 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-19001 United States Army 196th AC 7
w/o
31-OCT-1972 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 69-17119 United States Army 22 near My Tho w/o
18-OCT-1974 Boeing CH-147 Chinook (CH-47C) 147001 Boeing (Canadian Armed Forces) 5 New Cumberland w/o
22-NOV-1974 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 66-00118 United States Army
Everett, WA w/o
15-JUL-1977 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 69-17124 United States Army 1
w/o
04-APR-1978 Boeing CH-47C Chinook MM80823 Esercito Italiano (Italian Army)
Lago di Bolsena w/o
21-JUL-1978 Boeing CH-47C Chinook S-40.. Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA) 8
w/o
20-AUG-1979 Boeing CH-47A Chinook 65-08001 United States Army 3 Yakima, WA w/o
25-FEB-1980 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 68-15993 United States Army 180th AvCo 5 Kirchberg an der Jagst w/o
30-MAR-1980 Boeing CH-47C Chinook MM80825 Esercito Italiano (Italian Army) 12 Abu Dhabi w/o
17-JUL-1980 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 74-22290 United States Army 160th SOAR


w/o
28-JAN-1982 Boeing CH-47C-308 Chinook H-92 Fuerza Aérea Argentina (Argentine Air Force)
Antarctica w/o
21-MAY-1982 Boeing CH-47C-309 Chinook AE-521 Aviación del Ejército Argentino (Argentine Army) 0 near Mount Kent w/o
25-MAY-1982 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA706 / BT Royal Air Force 18Sqn 0 Atlantic Conveyor w/o
25-MAY-1982 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA716 / BQ Royal Air Force 18Sqn 0 Atlantic Conveyor w/o
25-MAY-1982 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA719 / BM Royal Air Force 18Sqn 0 Atlantic Conveyor w/o
17-AUG-1982 Boeing CH-147 Chinook (CH-47C) 147002 Canadian Armed Forces 450sqn
Rankin Inlet, NWT w/o
11-SEP-1982 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 74-22292 United States Army 44 near Mannheim w/o
20-MAR-1983 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 67-18527 United States Army 160th SOAR


w/o
10-JUL-1983 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 68-15845 United States Army 160th SOAR


w/o
16-FEB-1984 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 74-22275 United States Army


w/o
02-MAY-1984 Boeing Vertol 234LR Chinook (CH-47) G-BISO British International Helicopters 0 North Sea, East Shetland Basin sub
04-OCT-1984 Boeing CH-47B Chinook 66-19117 United States Army


w/o
14-NOV-1984 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA676 / FG Royal Air Force 240 OCU 0 near Micheldever, Hands w/o
04-FEB-1985 Boeing CH-47C Chinook A15-001 Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Perseverance Dam, Towoomba, QLD w/o
09-APR-1986 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 85-24325 United States Army


w/o
13-MAY-1986 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA715 Royal Air Force 1310 Flt 3 near RAF Mount Kent w/o
06-NOV-1986 Boeing Vertol 234LR Chinook (CH-47) G-BWFC British International Helicopters 45 North Sea, E of Sumburgh, Shetland Isles w/o
27-FEB-1987 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA721 / EP Royal Air Force 78Sqn 7 6 km SE of RAF Mount Pleasant w/o
15-MAY-1987 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 67-18539 United States Army


w/o
15-JUN-1987 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 68-15832 United States Army


w/o
20-NOV-1987 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 68-15826 United States Army


w/o
25-FEB-1988 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 86-01643 United States Army 158th AVN


w/o
06-MAY-1988 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA672 / BH Royal Air Force 18Sqn 3 Hannover w/o
08-DEC-1988 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 85-24332 United States Army 2-19th AVN 4
w/o
24-JUL-1989 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA678 / EZ Royal Air Force 7Sqn 0 RAF Odiham w/o
25-JUL-1989 Boeing Chinook HC1 (CH-47C) ZA717 / C Royal Air Force 78Sqn

w/o
04-DEC-1989 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 88-00092 United States Army 501st AVN
Camp Humphrey w/o
24-JUL-1990 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 82-23764 United States Army 3 near Fort Campbell, KY w/o
11-JAN-1991 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 89-00165 United States Army A Co/7-101st AVN

w/o
01-MAR-1991 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 84-24177 United States Army 159th AVN 4
w/o
10-OCT-1992 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 89-00173 United States Army C Co/228th AVN

w/o
02-JUN-1994 Boeing Chinook HC2 (CH-47D) ZD576 Royal Air Force 29 Mull of Kintyre, Scotland w/o
31-JUL-1994 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00201 United States Army C Co/2-158th AVN 4 Jefferson City w/o
23-SEP-1994 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00220 United States Army A Co/6-159th AVN
35 mls E of McCall, ID w/o
24-APR-1995 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 86-01681 United States Army B Co/2-158th AVN 5 Ford Hood, TX w/o
07-MAR-1996 Boeing MH-47E Chinook 92-00465 United States Army 2-160th SOAR 5 near Russellville, KY w/o
11-APR-1997 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 84-24156 United States Army
Tulia, TX w/o
30-OCT-1997 Boeing Vertol 234UT Chinook C-FHFH Columbia Helicopters 2 Comox Lake, BC w/o
11-FEB-1998 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 91-0234 United States Army G Co/140th AVN/CA ArNG 0 Morgan Hill, CA sub
06-MAY-2001 Boeing CH-47C Chinook 6-24.. IRIAA / Revolutionary Guards 5 near Torbat-e-Heidariyeh w/o
29-MAY-2001 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 98-0853 Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) 3 Seoul w/o
28-JAN-2002 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 84-24174 United States Army A Co/7-101st AVN
eastern Afghanistan w/o
22-FEB-2002 Boeing MH-47E Chinook 92-00471 United States Army E Co/2-160th SOAR 10 off Dumaguete w/o
04-MAR-2002 Boeing MH-47E Chinook 92-00475 United States Army 2-160th SOAR 4 Upper-Shah-i-Kot Valley w/o
29-MAY-2002 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00195 United States Army G Co/3-140th AVN/CA ArNG 0 near Farmington, CA w/o
23-APR-2003 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00217 United States Army B Co/7-101st AVN
near Spin Boldak w/o
28-AUG-2003 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 88-00098 United States Army F Co/159th AVN 0
w/o
02-NOV-2003 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 91-00230 United States Army F Co/1-106th AVN 16 near Baisa w/o
16-APR-2004 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 92-00301 United States Army C Co/193rd AVN 0 near Kharbut w/o
20-APR-2004 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00183 United States Army B Co/4-123rd AVN

w/o
11-SEP-2004 Boeing CH-47SD Chinook ES916 Greek Army 4 TEAS/2 LE 17 Aegean Sea, off Chalkidiki w/o
06-APR-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 88-00100 United States Army F Co/5-159th AVN 18 5 km from Ghazni w/o
22-MAY-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 87-00102 United States Army B Co/1-123rd AVN 0
w/o


28-JUN-2005 Boeing MH-47D Chinook
United States Army B Co/3-160th SOAR 16 near Shurak w/o
02-JUL-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 85-24335 United States Army C Co/159th AVN 0 Ramadi Camp w/o
27-JUL-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook D-105 Royal Netherland Air Force 298Sqn 0 near Spin Boldak w/o
25-SEP-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00200 United States Army D Co/113rd AVN 5 Deh Chopan district, Zabul w/o
07-OCT-2005 Boeing MH-47D Chinook 89-00160 United States Army 3-160th SOAR 0 Kunar Province w/o
31-OCT-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook D-104 Royal Netherland Air Force 298Sqn 0 40 km NW of Bagram AB w/o
04-DEC-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 91-00269 United States Army D Co/113rd AVN 0 N of Kandahar w/o
05-MAY-2006 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 85-24349 United States Army B Co/2-10th AVN 10 near Asadabad, Kunar w/o
11-JUN-2006 Boeing MH-47E Chinook 91-00497 United States Army 2-160th SOAR
Helmand Province w/o
18-FEB-2007 Boeing MH-47E Chinook
United States Army 2-160th SOAR 8 Sharhjoi district, Zabul w/o
30-MAR-2007 Boeing/Kawasaki CH-47JA Chinook 52963 Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) 4 Tokunoshima Island w/o
30-MAY-2007 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 86-01644 United States Army B Co/3-82nd AVN 7 Sangin valley w/o
10-AUG-2007 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 83-24123 United States Army B Co/3-82nd AVN
Bagram Air Base w/o
14-AUG-2007 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 89-00171 United States Army B Co/1-52nd AVN


w/o
18-SEP-2008 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 91-00267 United States Army B Co/2-149th AVN/TX ArNG 7 62 miles west of Bashrah Airport w/o
18-DEC-2008 Boeing CH-47SD Chinook 7303 Republic of China Army AATC 0 near Cishan w/o
17-JAN-2009 Boeing CH-47F Chinook 05-08012 United States Army 7-101st AVN 1 Kunar Province w/o
19-AUG-2009 Boeing Chinook HC2 (CH-47D) ZA709 / AQ Royal Air Force 1310 Flt 0 Sangin area, Helmand Province w/o
30-AUG-2009 Boeing Chinook HC2 (CH-47D) ZA673 / AC Royal Air Force 1310 Flt 0 6 miles E of Sangin, Helmand Province w/o
26-OCT-2009 Boeing MH-47G Chinook
United States Army 10 Muqur district, Western Badghis province. w/o
26-JUL-2010 Boeing CH-47F Chinook 08-08048 United States Army Co B/6-101st AVN 0 Kabul w/o
05-AUG-2010 Boeing CH-147D Chinook (CH-47D) 147202 Canadian Armed Forces 0 SW of Kandahar w/o
12-OCT-2010 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 92-00291 United States Army ISAF 1 Kunar province sub
16-MAY-2011 Boeing CH-147D Chinook (CH-47D) 147205 Canadian Armed Forces 0 In the Horn of Panjwaii sub
30-MAY-2011 Boeing CH-47D Chinook A15-102 Australian Army Aviation Corps 1 90km north of Tarin Kowt, Zabul Province w/o
25-JUL-2011 Boeing CH-47D Chinook
US Army Aviation 0 near Nangalam Air Base w/o
06-AUG-2011 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 89-00175 US Special Operations 39 Tangi valley, Wardak province w/o

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129 occurrences in the ASN safety database,
showing occurrence 1 - 100
acc. date type reg. operator fat. location dmg
06-AUG-2011 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 89-00175 US Special Operations 39 Tangi valley, Wardak province w/o
25-JUL-2011 Boeing CH-47D Chinook
US Army Aviation 0 near Nangalam Air Base w/o
07-JUL-2011

NATO 0 Parwan province unk
23-JUN-2011

ISAF 0 Zabul province unk
15-JUN-2011 Mil Mi-17V-5 (Mi-8MTV-5) 707 Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) 0 Mandapul sub
12-JUN-2011 Mil Mi-24V Hind
Polish Army 0
unk
10-JUN-2011 Aérospatiale/Sud Aviation SA-342M Gazelle
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre (French Army) 1 20 kilometers from the U.S. Air Force base in Bagram district of Parwa unk
05-JUN-2011 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
1st Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat A 2 Sabari district of the eastern province of Khost w/o
30-MAY-2011 Boeing CH-47D Chinook A15-102 Australian Army Aviation Corps 1 90km north of Tarin Kowt, Zabul Province w/o
26-MAY-2011 AH-64D attack helicopter
ISAF 1 Nika, Paktia province w/o
24-MAY-2011 Dassault Mirage 2000D 612/133-JK L'Armée de L'Air 0 About 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Farah w/o
24-MAY-2011 helicopter
ISAF 0


16-MAY-2011 Boeing CH-147D Chinook (CH-47D) 147205 Canadian Armed Forces 0 In the Horn of Panjwaii sub
11-MAY-2011 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M) 709 Afghan National Army Air Corps 0 Paroon, Nuristan w/o
23-APR-2011 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
1-10th Aviation (Attack) US Army 1 Alasay district of Kapisa province, northeast of Kabul w/o
05-FEB-2011 Eurocopter EC665 HAP Tigre 2030 / BHY ISAF - Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre (5 RHC) 0 About 30km east of Kabul sub
26-JAN-2011 Mil Mi-24W
Polish Army 0
w/o
12-OCT-2010 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 92-00291 United States Army ISAF 1 Kunar province sub
21-SEP-2010 Sikorsky UH-60L Pavehawk 93-26517 United States Army ISAF 10 Zabul province, South Afghanistan w/o
05-AUG-2010 Boeing CH-147D Chinook (CH-47D) 147202 Canadian Armed Forces 0 SW of Kandahar w/o
26-JUL-2010 Boeing CH-47F Chinook 08-08048 United States Army Co B/6-101st AVN 0 Kabul w/o
22-JUL-2010

US Military 2 Lashkar Gah unk
21-JUL-2010



Dushi district of Baghlan province in northern Afghanistan unk
21-JUN-2010 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
United States Army / ISAF 4 northern Kandahar w/o
09-JUN-2010 Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk
USAF (41st Rescue Squadron) 4 Sangin district sub
31-MAY-2010 Mil Mi-8

0 Jaji district of Paktia province w/o
21-MAY-2010 Westland Sea King HC4+ ZA298 / Y Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (ISAF) 0 Nad Ali, Helmand Province sub
10-MAY-2010 Sikorsky MH-60 Black Hawk
US Special Operations Command
Sangin, Helmand province w/o
03-MAY-2010 Mil Mi-8AMT EX-40008
0 Kalagush w/o
28-APR-2010 Gulfstream IV -SP (Tp 102) 102004/024 Kungl Svenska Flygvapnet 0 Marmal, Mazar-e-Sharif sub
08-APR-2010 Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey
United States Air Force (USAF) 8th SOS / ISAF 4 11 km west of Qualat, Zabul w/o
29-MAR-2010 Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk
U.S. Army 0 Zabul province w/o
23-MAR-2010 Sikorsky S-70A-28 (CH-60)
Turk Kara Ordusu Havaciligi (Turkish Army Aviation) 0 outskirts of Wardak town w/o
13-JAN-2010 Mil Mi-8AMT RA-22428 UTair 0 Kabul Airport (KBL/OAKB) sub
02-DEC-2009 Mil Mi-24W
Polish Army 0 Ghazni sub
23-NOV-2009 Mil Mi-8T YA-KMR Airfreight Gulf 3 Kharwar, eastern Logar province w/o
26-OCT-2009 Bell UH-1N Huey 159190 United States Marine Corps. 2 4.1 KM NE OF FOB Dwyer w/o
26-OCT-2009 Bell AH-1 Cobra. 165333 United States Marine Corps 2 Helmand Province w/o
26-OCT-2009 Boeing MH-47G Chinook
United States Army 10 Muqur district, Western Badghis province. w/o
13-OCT-2009 Beechcraft C-12 Huron
US Army. 3 Nuristan province. w/o
30-AUG-2009 Boeing Chinook HC2 (CH-47D) ZA673 / AC Royal Air Force 1310 Flt 0 6 miles E of Sangin, Helmand Province w/o
19-AUG-2009 Boeing Chinook HC2 (CH-47D) ZA709 / AQ Royal Air Force 1310 Flt 0 Sangin area, Helmand Province w/o
31-JUL-2009 Mil Mi-24V
Polish Army 0
w/o
20-JUL-2009 Panavia Tornado GR4 ZA596/062 12 Sqn. RAF 0 Kandahar Airport w/o
19-JUL-2009 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 RA-25831 Vertikal-T Air Company 16 Kandahar Airport (OAKN) w/o
18-JUL-2009 McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle 90-0231 U.S. Air Force 2 Ghazni Province, Eastern Afghanistan w/o
14-JUL-2009 Mil Mi-26T ER-MCV Pecotox Air 6 near Sangin military base, Helmand district w/o
06-JUL-2009 Bell CH-146 Griffon (412CF) 146434 Canadian Army 3 Zabul, 50 miles north east of Kandahar. w/o
03-JUL-2009 Mil Mi-8T 3X-AAB n/a
15 km NE of Bermel, Kapisa w/o
14-MAY-2009 BAe Harrier ZG478/68 Royal Air Force/Cottesmore 0 Kandahar w/o
20-APR-2009 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 577 Afghan National Army Air Corps 0
w/o
30-JAN-2009 McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III 96-0002 United States Air Force.
Bagram Airfield. sub
17-JAN-2009 Boeing CH-47F Chinook 05-08012 United States Army 7-101st AVN 1 Kunar Province w/o
16-JAN-2009 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
US Army 0 north of Kabul w/o
15-JAN-2009 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M)
Afghan National Army Air Corps 13 Adraskan district, Herat province w/o
24-AUG-2008 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 EX-911 Asia Tourism, opf. ISAF 1 Vegas Base, Kunar sub
21-JUL-2008 General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (UAV)
United States Air Force (USAF)
southern Afghanistan w/o
02-JUL-2008 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
US Army
Logan, near Kabul w/o
16-JUN-2008 Bell 212 C-GNHX Tasman Helicopters

w/o
06-FEB-2008 Bell 412EP 786-201 Pakistan Army Aviation 8 Tanai, Waziristan w/o
10-DEC-2007 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M)
Afghan National Army Air Corps 4 Salar District w/o
25-SEP-2007 Aérospatiale AS 332B Super Puma HD.21-6/803-6 Spanish Air Force 803 Esc
Ghormach District w/o
14-AUG-2007 McDonnell Douglas AH-64D Apache
US Army 0
w/o
13-AUG-2007 McDonnell Douglas AH-64D Apache
US Army 0
w/o
10-AUG-2007 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 83-24123 United States Army B Co/3-82nd AVN
Bagram Air Base w/o
30-MAY-2007 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 86-01644 United States Army B Co/3-82nd AVN 7 Sangin valley w/o
28-APR-2007 Panavia Tornado IDS
Luftwaffe (German Air Force) AG51 0 Masar-i-Sharif sub
18-FEB-2007 Boeing MH-47E Chinook
United States Army 2-160th SOAR 8 Sharhjoi district, Zabul w/o
02-DEC-2006 Mil Mi-26TS RA-29112 Vertical-T 8 100 km north of Kandahar w/o
31-AUG-2006 General Dynamics F-16AM J-364 Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu) 1 near Ghazni w/o
11-JUN-2006 Boeing MH-47E Chinook 91-00497 United States Army 2-160th SOAR
Helmand Province w/o
05-MAY-2006 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 85-24349 United States Army B Co/2-10th AVN 10 near Asadabad, Kunar w/o
10-APR-2006 Boeing Chinook HC2 (CH-47C) ZA675 Royal Air Force - RAF
Afganistan w/o
20-JAN-2006 Mil Mi-8MTV-1 EZ-L481 Turkmenistan Airlines 7 Kapisa province w/o
04-DEC-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 91-00269 United States Army D Co/113rd AVN 0 N of Kandahar w/o
31-OCT-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook D-104 Royal Netherland Air Force 298Sqn 0 40 km NW of Bagram AB w/o
07-OCT-2005 Boeing MH-47D Chinook 89-00160 United States Army 3-160th SOAR 0 Kunar Province w/o
25-SEP-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00200 United States Army D Co/113rd AVN 5 Deh Chopan district, Zabul w/o
16-AUG-2005 Aérospatiale AS 532UL Cougar HU.21L-59 Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET)
near Herat w/o
16-AUG-2005 Eurocopter AS 532UL Cougar HU.21L-57 Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) 17 near Herat w/o
27-JUL-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook D-105 Royal Netherland Air Force 298Sqn 0 near Spin Boldak w/o
28-JUN-2005 Boeing MH-47D Chinook
United States Army B Co/3-160th SOAR 16 near Shurak w/o
06-APR-2005 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 88-00100 United States Army F Co/5-159th AVN 18 5 km from Ghazni w/o
29-AUG-2004 Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow Q-20 Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force) 0 near Kabul w/o
23-APR-2003 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 90-00217 United States Army B Co/7-101st AVN
near Spin Boldak w/o
21-DEC-2002 Sikorsky/VFW-Fokker CH-53GS 85+09 Heeresflieger (German Army Aviation) HFR15 7 2 km E of Kabul IAP w/o
04-MAR-2002 Boeing MH-47E Chinook 92-00475 United States Army 2-160th SOAR 4 Upper-Shah-i-Kot Valley w/o
28-JAN-2002 Boeing CH-47D Chinook 84-24174 United States Army A Co/7-101st AVN
eastern Afghanistan w/o
25-JAN-2002 General Atomics RQ-1 Predator (UAV)
United States Air Force (USAF)
over Afghanistan w/o
02-NOV-2001 General Atomics PQ-1L Predator (UAV)
United States Air Force (USAF)

w/o
10-FEB-1993 Mil Mi-8
Afghan Republican Air Force 30 near Daraim, Badakhshan w/o
27-JUL-1990 Mil Mi-8
Afghan Republican Air Force 30 near Maymaneh, Faryab w/o
21-SEP-1989 Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M)
Afghan Republican Air Force 24 near Baghran, Helmond w/o
23-JUL-1989 Mil Mi-8
Afghan Republican Air Force 15 near Jalalabad, Nangarhar w/o
23-JUL-1989 Mil Mi-8
Afghan Republican Air Force 15 near Jalalabad, Nangarhar w/o
06-FEB-1988 Mil Mi-8MT 30 Soviet Air Force 3 32 km NE of Girishik w/o
23-MAR-1987 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 2
w/o
12-NOV-1985 MiG-21 Fishbed
Afghan Air Force 0 Kandahar province w/o
12-OCT-1985 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 2 23 km S of Kabul w/o
03-OCT-1985 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force

w/o
17-SEP-1985 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 1
w/o
18-MAY-1985 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 1 near Bakaray Ghar, Zabul w/o
14-MAR-1985 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 3
w/o
06-JUL-1984 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 3
w/o
15-NOV-1983 Mil Mi-6 41 Soviet Air Force 4 near Kunduz w/o
07-JUN-1983 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 0 Lashkargah w/o
22-FEB-1983 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 1
w/o
23-AUG-1982 Mil Mi-6
Soviet Air Force 1
w/o
24-JUL-1981 Mil Mi-8MT
Soviet Air Force 9 16km northeast of Charikar w/o
23-APR-1981 Mil Mi-25 327 Afghan Air Force 2
w/o
17-APR-1981 Mil Mi-24V Hind
Soviet Air Force 3 Mamaheyl, Nangarhar Province w/o
01-APR-1981 Mil Mi-8T
Soviet Air Force 0 Dehi-Casa, 8 km east of Charikar w/o
28-MAR-1981 Mil Mi-25 318 Afghan Air Force 0
w/o
19-MAR-1981 Mil Mi-6 42 Soviet Air Force
Faizabad w/o
20-JUL-1980 Mil Mi-10 72 Soviet Air Force 181 ovp 4 near Puli-Khumri w/o
30-MAR-1980 Mil Mi-8T
Soviet Air Force 0 Baharak, near Faizabad w/o
24-MAR-1980 Mil Mi-8T
Soviet Air Force 4 9 km east of Asadabad w/o
23-MAR-1980 Sukhoi Su-17M
Soviet Air Force 1 near Chagcharan w/o
07-MAR-1980 Mil Mi-8T
Afghan Air Force 3 near Herat w/o
23-FEB-1980 Mil Mi-8T
Soviet Air Force 1 near Dargak, gorge Dara Sabzi w/o
16-FEB-1980 Mil Mi-6 84 Soviet Air Force 4 50 km north of Bagram Air Field w/o
13-FEB-1980 Mil Mi-24B
Soviet Air Force 4 25 km. south-west of Jalalabad w/o
09-JAN-1980 Mil Mi-8T
Soviet Air Force 0 near Ishkamysh w/o
03-JAN-1980 Mil Mi-8T
Afghan Air Force 4 near Faizabad w/o
25-AUG-1979 Mil Mi-8T 275 Afghan Air Force 0 Asmar, Konar w/o
18-JUL-1979 Mil Mi-24A
Afghan Air Force

w/o
30-MAY-1979 Mil Mi-24A
Afghan Air Force
20 kilometers north of Khost w/o
05-FEB-1942 Hawker Audax Mk.I K7528 RAF 51 RSU
Qasaba w/o
02-OCT-1936 Hawker Audax Mk.I K5249 RAF 9 FTS 1 Thornaby, Yorkshire w/o
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List of combat losses of United States military aircraft since the Vietnam War


North Korean DMZ

* 14 July 1977, a US Army CH-47 was shot down by a North Korean MiG-21 after it accidentally crossed the DMZ into North Korean airspace. Three soldiers were killed in the crash, while the other survived, taken prisoner and released three days later.

* 17 December 1994, an unarmed U.S. Army OH-58C observation helicopter strayed into North Korean airspace at about 11:03 a.m. Korean time and was shot down in Kumgang County in the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK). Chief Warrant Officer David Hilemon was killed while Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Hall was released after apologizes were sent to the North Korean government.

1986 (Operation El Dorado Canyon)

* April 15 - An F-111F Aardvark (Serial Number : 70-2389) is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). The pilot (Captain Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci) and Weapon Systems Officer (Captain Paul F. Lorence) are killed. Captain Ribas-Dominicci's body was returned to the US in 1989. Captain Lorence's body was never found. He is still listed as killed-in-action, body not recovered (KIA-BNR).

1991 (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm)

* January 17 - An F/A-18C Hornet is shot down. The pilot (Lieutenant Commander Michael Scott Speicher) of VFA-81 was killed but his body was not found until July 2009.

* January 17 - An A-6E Intruder is shot down by a surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Lieutenant Robert Wetzel) and navigator/bombadier (Lieutenant Jeffrey Norton Zaun) are captured. They were released on March 3.

* January 17 - An F-15E Strike Eagle (Serial Number : 88-1689) is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). The pilot (Major Thomas F. Koritz) and WSO (Lieutenant Colonel Donnie R. Holland) are killed. Their bodies were recovered.

* January 17 - An F/A-18C Hornet is shot down. The pilot (Lieutenant Robert Dwyer) was lost over the North Persian Gulf after a successful mission to Iraq. His body was never recovered (officially listed as KIA-BNR).

* January 18 - An A-6E Intruder is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). The pilot (Lieutenant William Thomas Costen) and navigator/bombadier (Lieutenant Charlie Turner) are killed. Their bodies were recovered.

* January 18 - An OV-10 Bronco is shot down by surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Lieutenant Colonel Clifford M. Acree) and observer (Chief Warrant Officer Guy L. Hunter, Jr.) are captured. They were released on March 6.

* January 18 - An F-4G Wild Weasel (Serial Number : 69-7571) crashes in the Saudi Arabian desert after attacking Iraqi air defenses. An investigation finds that a single enemy 23mm anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) round had punctured the fuel tank, causing fuel starvation. Both pilots eject over friendly territory and are rescued.

* January 19 - An F-15E Strike Eagle (Serial Number : 88-1692) is shot down by an SA-2E surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Colonel David W. Eberly) and WSO (Major Thomas E. Griffith) are captured. They were released on March 6 and March 3 respectively.

* January 19 - An F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial Number : 87-0228) is shot down by a SA-6 surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Captain Harry 'Mike' Roberts) is captured. He was released on March 6.

* January 19 - An F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial Number : 87-0257) is shot down by a SA-3 surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Major Jeffrey Scott Tice) is captured. He was released on March 6.

* January 21 - An F-14A+ Tomcat (b/n 161430) is shot down by an SA-2 surface-to-air missile while on an escort mission near Al Asad airbase in Iraq. The pilot was rescued by USAF Special Operations Forces but the RIO (Slade, L.R.) was captured. He remained a POW until his release on March 3.

* January 28 - An AV-8B Harrier II is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). The pilot (Captain Michael C. Berryman) is captured. He was released on March 6.

* January 31 - An AC-130H Spectre (Serial Number : 69-6567) is shot down by a surface-to-air missile. The entire crew of fourteen are killed. Their bodies were recovered.

* February 2 - An A-6E Intruder is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). The pilot (Lieutenant Commander Barry T. Cooke) and navigator/bombadier (Lieutenant Junior Grade Patrick K. Connor) are killed. Only LTJG Connor's body is recovered as LTCMDR Cooke's body was never found (officially listed as KIA-BNR).

* February 2 - An A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial Number : 80-0248) is shot down by a SA-16 surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Captain Richard Dale Storr) is captured. He was released on March 6.

* February 9 - An AV-8B Harrier II is shot down by a surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Captain Russell A.C. Sanborn) is captured. He was released on March 6.

* February 15 - An A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial Number : 78-0722) is shot down by a SA-13 surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Lt. James Sweet) is captured. He was released on March 6.

* February 15 - An A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial Number : 79-0130) is shot down by a SA-13 surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Captain Steven Phyllis) is killed and his body was later recovered.

* February 19 - An OA-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial Number : 76-0543) is shot down by a SA-9 surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Lieutenant Colonel Jeffery Fox ) is captured. He was later released on March 6.

* February 23 - An AV-8B Harrier II is shot down by a surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Captain James N. Wilborn) is killed and his body was later recovered.

* February 25 - An OV-10 Bronco is shot down by surface-to-air missile. The pilot (Major Joseph Small III) is captured and observer (Captain David Spellacy) is killed. Major Small was released on March 6 and Captain Spellacy's body was recovered.

* February 27 - An AV-8B Harrier II is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). The pilot (Captain Reginald Underwood) is killed and his body was later recovered.

* February 27 - An F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial Number : 84-1390) is shot down by anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). The pilot (Captain William Andrews) is captured. He was released on March 6.

1993 (Operation Gothic Serpent)

* October 3 - Battle of Mogadishu- A pair of US Army MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are shot down by Somali militia gunmen. One of the pilots, CW4 Mike Durant, is captured for a number of days, but is later released. Nineteen servicemen, including five crewmen from the two downed helicopters, are killed in the ensueing battle.

1995 (Operation Deny Flight)

* June 2 - An F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial Number : 89-2032) is shot down by a Serb 2K12 Kub SAM (NATO reporting name: SA-6 'Gainful') while on patrol over Bosnia. Its pilot (Captain Scott O'Grady) ejected and was later rescued by a USMC CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter on 8 June.

1999 (Operation Allied Force)

* March 27 - An F-117 Nighthawk (Serial Number : 82-0806) stealth ground-attack jet is shot down by a Serbian SA-3 surface-to-air missile during the Kosovo War; the pilot (Lieutenant Colonel Dale Zelko) survives and is subsequently rescued. As of June 2007, this is the only publicly acknowledged loss of an American military stealth aircraft during combat.

* May 1 – An F-16C Fighting Falcon (Serial Number : 88-0550) is shot down by a Yugoslav SA-3 SAM. The aircraft crashes near Šabac, in a rural area of Serbia; the pilot (Lieutenant Colonel David Goldfein) survives and is subsequently rescued.

2001- (Operation Enduring Freedom/ISAF)

* List of aviation accidents and incidents in the War in Afghanistan
* As of July 13, 2011 no fixed-wing United States Aircraft have been loss to hostile actions

2003- (Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn)

* April - 8 An A-10A (Serial Number : 78-0691) of 124th Wing/190th FS shot down by Iraqi Roland SAM; pilot survived.

* List of aviation shootdowns and accidents during the Iraq War


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CZ

"Thank you for your perception! I like your romantic side, even if I do not always comment and I'm glad that you're in my circle of friends."
(Courtesies by: Wolfgang A. Gerhardt)

Wolfgang A.Gerhardt : May be you like this Sunday collage

Cisca Zarmansyah : Before today, there never was a person doing this to me. You create a simple matter to look special. This is a special thing for me.

Cisca Zarmansyah : Thank you. I love it. I love you, my friend.

CieL- FreYa Ceastle : Hmm, he's so nice...















"I am me.
In all the world,
there is no one else exactly like me.
Everything that comes out of me
is authentically mine,
because I alone chose it --
I own everything about me:
my body,
my feelings,
my mouth,
my voice,
all my actions,
whether they be to others or myself.
I own my fantasies,
my dreams,
my hopes,
my fears.
I own my triumphs and successes,
all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me,
I can become intimately acquainted with me.
By so doing,
I can love me
and be friendly with all my parts.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me,
and other aspects that I do not know
-- but as long as I am friendly
and loving to myself,
I can courageously and hopefully
look for solutions
to the puzzles and ways
to find out more about me.
However I look and sound,
whatever I say and do,
and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time
is authentically me.
If later some parts of how I looked,
sounded,
thought,
and felt
turn out to be unfitting,
I can discard that which is unfitting,
keep the rest,
and invent something new
for that which I discarded.
I can see,
hear,
feel,
think,
say, and do.
I have the tools to survive,
to be close to others,
to be productive,
and to make sense
and order out of the world of people
and things outside of me.
I own me,
and therefore,
I can engineer me.
I am me,
and I am okay."

VIRGINIA SATIR
(American Phychologist and Educator, 1916-1988)