Poškozená a ztracená spojenecká letadla a vrtulníky

DatumTypSér.č. / Bu.No.PosádkaJednotkaPozicePříčina
??/??/??UH-60A86-24530 2/6 Cav, 11th Avn Bde Damaged after contact with sling load, "repaired" by AVIM unit. After return to unit in Germany, drive shaft was found to be misaligned by approx 1 inch due to tail boom deformity
??/??/??UH-60A??-?????CW2 Dana Ravenberg, WO1 Mike Oldfield101st AVN "The Infidel" nose art, heavy landing
??/??/90CH-47D84-24181   Class B accident in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield. Aircraft lift degraded on night training mission during final turn. Training block struck the ground and dragged in 330 yds. slings failed in block on front of the block and came through aircraft floor. Rear hook broke and finally released. Aircraft was nearly pulled into the ground. front rotor blades were approximatly 2 ft from striking the ground
S-3B??????/AA-712 VS-30USS SaratogaPlane folded up her gear while sitting on the fan tail one day waiting to be launched, screwed up the recovery big time. Had to get Tilly crane out to pick her up and drop her gear. When she folded up her gear the gear pins had been pulled but there are interlocks that are supposed to prevent the gear from being raised while she sitting on deck, guess they didn't work. Some of the antenna's on the belly were driven up through her bottom and the gear doors were destroyed. 14/02/1991 offloaded at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sent back to USA onboard USS Yellowstone AD-41.
??/02/91A-7E158830/AC-403 VA-72USS J.F. KennedyReplacement A/C for A-7E BuNo.157478/AC-403, also damaged, offloaded to NAS Sigonella, Italy.
??/??/??SH-60B??????/HR-???HAC - Lt. Kenneth Szmed
Copilot - Lt. William Flanagan
AW1 Monte Wiley
AW3 Joseph Opp
HSL-48 After completing a surface surveillance and mine search mission in the north Arabian Gulf, the SH-60B headed back to USS Hawes FFG-53. Pilots noticed a transient No.2 engine chip light, followed by a muffled explosion and engine failure. After going through emergency procedures, Lt. Flanagan flew the helicopter to the nearest ready deck, USS Paul F. Fster DD-964. Lt. Szmed briefed his crew, coordinated with USS Foster, and jettisoned non essential stores. He also dumped fuel and determined the best single-engine approach and landing profiles. AW1 Wiley and AW3 Opp completed checklists for emergency landing-ditching and provided radar vectors to their pilots. Meanwhile, USS Foster quickly gave best winds across her deck as she maneuvered through a known mine area. With Lt. Szmed providing direction, Lt. Flanagan made a single-engine approach and landing.
??/??/??CH-46E??????/MQ-???HAC - Capt. Jay Bullard, USMC
Copilot - Maj. Ken Gordon, USMCR
Crew chief - Cpl. Lloyd Steelman, USMCR
HMM-774 While leading a section of CH-46Es on a NVG training flight in Saudi Arabia, one of the Sea Knight´s engines suddenly failed during cruise flight at 100 feet and 100 KIAS. Capt. Bullard immediately called for PMS OFF and turned into the wind, setting upa for an emergency landing in the desert. Maj. Gordon confirmed that the No.2 engine was off-line and called out airspeeds and altitudes until 25 feet when Cpl. Steelman took over and cleared the pilot to land. Capt. Bullard made a single-engine no-hover landing. The cause of the engine failure was the loss of the accessory drive shaft. The engine was changed in the dessert the next morning.
02/08/90Mirage F1CK712 Kuwait AF destroyed by Iraqis
02/08/90SA-330H PumaKAF-551LtCol. Faizz Abdullah Al Reshidi - KIA
1stLT. Diaa as-Sayagh - KIA
1stSgt. Kamil R. Jaber - KIA
Lance Corporal Hassan T. al-Fadagh - KIA
Kuwait AF shot down by friendly fire. STORY at the end of this page
unknownSA-342KKAF-505 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-506 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-510 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-513 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-516 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-518 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-520 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-521 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
unknownSA-342KKAF-524 Kuwait AF downed or destroyed, probably during the first days of war
20/08/90OH-58D88-0305 101st Airborne DivisionSaudi Arabiawritten off, crashed on a training flight in Saudi Arabia
29/08/90C-5A68-0228 Pilot Maj. John Miller Gordon (46) - KIA
Pilot Maj. Richard W. Chase (43) - KIA
Pilot Maj. Richard Mark “Rick” Price (38) - KIA
FE SMSgt. Carpio Villarreal Jr. (55) - KIA
FE MSgt. Rosendo G. Herrera (45) - KIA
Loadmaster TSgt. Daniel G. Perez (50) - KIA
Loadmaster SSgt. Edward "Eddie" Eugene Sheffield (28) - KIA
Crewchief TSgt. Lonty A. Knutson (27) - KIA
Crewchief SSgt. Daniel R. Garza (24) - KIA
all from 433rd MAW, Kelly AFB, TX

MSgt. Samuel Melvin Gardner Jr. (35) - KIA
SSgt. Marc H. Cleyman (30) - KIA
SSgt. Rande Jay Hulec (29) - KIA
all from 31st Weather Squadron, Hahn AB, Germany

Capt. Bradley Robert Schuldt (27) - KIA
7th Air Division, Ramstein AB, Germany

LtCol. Frederick K. Arzt Jr. - 62nd MAW, McChord AFB, Washington
MSgt. Dwight A. Pettit Jr. - 62nd MAW, McChord AFB, Washington
Lt. Cynthia A. Borecky - 3rd Weather Squadron, England AFB, LA
SSgt. Lorenzo Galvan Jr. - 433rd MAW, Kelly AFB, TX
68th MAS/433rd MAWRamstein AB, Germanycrashed - as the aircraft started to climb off the runway, one of the thrust reversers suddenly deployed (faulty thrust reverser)
LINK 1  LINK 2 Story PDF
03/09/90F-16C83-1151/SWPilot Cpt. Richard Setzer - ejected33rd TFS/363rd TFW engine fire during training sortie, pilot ejected over Saudi Arabian Peninsula (Abu Dhabi)
07/09/90AH-1W160803/HF-??Pilot Maj. S.E. Josesph - injured
Co-pilot Maj. G. Ranowsky
HMLA-269 During a routine training flight the aircraft made a hard landing at Dhahran International Airport and rolled over. Later repaired and used untill 2010.
07/09/90OH-58C(RG)71-208352 injured  Crashed. Flew into sand dune at night whilst on a sortie from King Abdulaziz Air Base, Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Pilot may have suffered from spatial disorientation. The two crew survived with minor injuries.
13/09/90OH-58D88-03022 injured near King Abdul Aziz AB, Saudi Arabiacrashed, flew into sand dune
13/09/90CH-53E161390/YJ-22Pilot Capt. J.J. Quinn - minor injuries
Co-pilot 1stLT P.L. Bonin - minor injuries
Crew Chief LCpl Don Swanzy - no njuries
Aerial Gunner Cpl. - no injuries
Aerial Gunner/Observer LCpl. - major injuries
HMH-465King Abdul Aziz AB, Saudi ArabiaCrashed during a take off out of a Forward Area Refueling Point (FARP) after taking on fuel for a follow on mission. The aircraft commander had pulled No 1 and No 3 engines back to try and cool them off while taking on fuel. Pressure refueling a CH-53E is a long process, especially from a FARP as the pressure barely keeps up with the fuel the helo is burning sitting there. Pilot taxied out from the FARP and did not bring No 1 and No 2 engines back up to 100% and attempted a take off in high heat environment and a heavy condition being freshly fueled with only No 3 engine at 100%. The helo crashed and burnt to bits. All survived.
26/09/90SH-3H151525/AC-610Pilot LCDR J.M. Burton - minor injuries
Co-pilot Lt. R.J. Belling - minor injuries
ASW crewman AW3 - minor injuries
ASW crewman AWAN - no injuries
16 passengers - no injuries
HS-7 Total loss of engine power resulting in forced water landing off of the USS JF Kennedy
29/09/90UH-60A86-24542 101st Avn Bgd flew into sand dune, damaged beyond repair, written off
29/09/90UH-60  101st Avn Bgd damaged
29/09/90UH-60  101st Avn Bgd damaged
30/09/90F-15E87-0203/SJPilot Maj. Peter Samuel Hook (36) - KIA
WSO Cpt. James Bernard "Boo Boo" Poulet (34) - KIA
335th TFS/4th TFW The aircraft was flying a low-level training mission over the desert about 63 miles north of Thumrait, Oman in preparation for Operation Desert Storm. Due to sand dust floating in the air close to the ground, sand-pitted aircraft windscreen and three external fuel tanks (which was unusual to Strike Eagles at that time), the pilot made a mistake by visually judging aircraft altitude that would have been necessary for performing a split-S maneuver. At the bottom part of the split-S, when the aircraft's nose was already pointing upwards (with the stick being pulled back fully) the aircraft's tail touched the ground (creating a fifty-foot trail of burned sand in the desert) resulting in a crash.
02/10/90OH-58C(FG)70-15311Crew of 2 injuredCompany C, 1st Btn, 24th Avn Pilot suffered from spatial disorientation and lost visual reference on a night approach to King Abdulaziz Air Base, Dharhran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.
08/10/90RF-4C64-1044/BHPilot Maj. Barry K. Henderson (40) - KIA
WSO LtCol. Stephen G. Shramm (43) - KIA
106th TRS/117th TRWnear Abu Dhabicrashed
08/10/90UH-1N160178/YT-32Pilot Cpt. Kevin Ray "Flipper" Dolvin (29) - KIA
Co-pilot Cpt. William Joseph Hurley (27) - KIA
LCpl. Thomas Ray Adams Jr. (20) - KIA
Chrew Chief Sgt. Kenneth Thomas Keller Jr. (26) - KIA
HMM-164, operating from USS Okinawaoff OmanAt approx 0531hrs collided during at-sea NVG training with UH-1N 160622/YT-33. Remains not recovered.
08/10/90UH-1N160622/YT-33Pilot Cpt. William David “Warthog” Cronin Jr. (29) - KIA
Co-pilot Cpt. Gary Scott Dillon (29) - KIA
Cpl. Timothy William Romei (22) - KIA
SSgt. John Robert Kilkus (26) - KIA
HMM-164, operating from USS Okinawaoff OmanAt approx 0531hrs collided during at-sea NVG training with UH-1N 160178/YT-32. Remains not recovered.
11/10/90F-111F74-0183/LNCallsign "Cougar 41"
Pilot Captain Thomas Robert "TC" Caldwell (32) - KIA
WSO Captain Frederick A. "Art" Reid (33) - KIA
45th TFS/48th TFWAskr Bombing Range, north of TaifAircraft was flying a low-level night training mission over a gunnery range when it crashed into the ground during a loft-bombing maneuver.
18/10/90Tornado Gr.1ZA466/FHPilot Sqn.Ldr. Ivor Valker - ejected
WSO Sqn.Ldr. Bobby Anderson - ejected
16 Sq.Tabuk AB, Saudi ArabiaArrest barrier was incorrectly raised at the approach end and caught the MLG forcing the a/c sharply down to hard landing. Aircraft was shipped back to the UK as parts for spares.
21/10/90Bae Hawk503 UAE crashed during training flight
11/11/90Jaguar Gr.1XX754Pilot Flt.Ltn. Keith Collister (26) - KIA54th Sqn.over Qatarcrashed in low-level training flight, hit the ridge
24/11/90CH-53E161393/YJ-20Pilot LTCol. R. Johnson - no injuries
Co-pilot Capt C.D. Huges - no injuries
Crew Chief Sgt Bruce Innes - no injuries
Aerial Observer SSgt. - no injuries
Aerial Observer LCpl. - major injuries
HMH-465 During NVG flight, shortly after lifting dual point external load, No. 2 engine caught fire inflight. The zero bearing failed and the engine caught fire. Pilots safely got the aircraft to a albeit rough landing. But no crash fire rescue was available and the aircraft burned up. All the crewmembers safely egressed the helo after landing.
29/11/90Tornado IDS(T)769 RSAFHalf Moon Bay, Zahran 
29/11/90AS-332F-1 Super Puma715 RSAF damage/maybe written off, probably colision with C-130 during taxiing
05/12/90AH-1S77-22790no injuriesTroop A, 2nd Sqn, 17th Cavalry crashed in Saudi Arabia after crew got disoriented while flying with NVGs and stirred up dust cloud
05/12/90AH-1S/F  2nd Sqn, 17th Cavalry (101st Abn Div) damaged by loose equipment blowing on the ground
07/12/90Mirage F1CR609/33-CAPilot Lieutenant Frederic Noel Marcel (27) - KIAEscadron 1/33 "Belfort", French AF During a very low altitude flight over the Saudi desert for a training with Mirage 2000s, his wing unfortunately touched the ground while in turn. Plane crashed into the ground, killing his pilot.
31/12/90EA-6B163405/AJ-620Lt. Tom Brumfield
Lt. John F. Meier
Lt. Steve Schwing
LtJg Sair Dyce
VAQ-141US NavyLost when arrester gear failed and aicraft went over the side. Crew ejected safely and was rescued.
04/01/91RC-12D80-233751st MIBtnUS Army crashed, later repaired
07/01/91AH-64A86-8953  Saudi ArabiaAPU fire, burnt out on the ground
08/01/91F-16C88-0483/HLPilot Cpt. Michael Leo Chinburg (26) - KIA4th TFS/388th TFWnorth eastern part of Saudi Arabiaspatial disorientation during night training flight
08/01/91Phantom FGR.2XV462/BPilot Flight Lieutenant Graham J. Williams - ejected
WSO Flying officer Gary A. Wainwright - ejected
19 Sqn RAF20 Miles south of Limassol, CyprusCrashed into the sea. Entered a roll while in a left hand descending turn from which the pilot could not recover.
10/01/91Gazelle AH.1ZB675  Saudi ArabiaCrashed into the desert after the main rotor struck the ground during an unauthorised display, total loss
11/01/91CH-47D89-00165Pilot CW4 Robert Dean Gardner - injured
5 other - injured
Company B, 7th Btn, 101st Avn (101st Abn Div) The aircraft was the trail aircraft and suffered a maintenance problem/emergency called an Engine Transmission Hot. The oil system had basically failed and the 100+ lb gear box mounted on the front of the right side engine cooked and quickly caught fire. The crew landed the aircraft safely and all 15+ people got out (in record time). The rest of the flight landed near by and for the next hour we watched as the aircraft, a HUMMV, a 105mm howitzer, and a basic load of artillery shells was completely consumed by the fire (and a few small explosions.)
13/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD718/BHPilot Flt.Ltn. Kieran J. Duffy (24) - KIA
WSO Flt.Ltn. Norman T. Dent (27) - KIA
14 Sqn. crashed in low-level flight, hit the ground with wingtip during left-turn
14/01/91F-16A79-0400/NYPilot Lt. Scott Thompson - ejected138th TFS/174th TFW31 miles SW of Al Kharj, Saudi ArabiaPilot experienced smoke and fumes in cocpit. Engine seized and EPU quit/failed
16/01/91A-6E152928/NE-404Callsign "Jackal 404"
Pilot Lt. William Thompson "TC" Costen (27) - KIA
B/N Lt. Charles John "Tuna" Turner (29) - KIA
VA-155MarshAAA - shot down while sowing mines around the naval base at Umm Qasr
17/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD744/BDPilot Fg Off N.J.W. Ingle
WSO Flt. Lt. P. McKearnan
  Bird strike by the stork. Damaged to the port´s wing leading edge, landed succesfully after deploying JP223s on the target. sent back to Bruggen for repairs, came back after 3 days, flew again
17/01/91Jaguar AA91/11-YGCallsign "Jupiter 12"
Pilot Cne Hummel - "Mamel"
French AF hit by an SA-7, right engine caught fire, but pilot landed at Al Jubail
17/01/91Jaguar AA104/11-EKCallsign "Jupiter 9"
Pilot Lt. Bonnafoux - "Bonaf"
French AF left engine oil tank hit by shell frag, engine seized, but pilot landed at Al Jubail
17/01/91Jaguar AA108/11-MPCallsign "Jupiter 11"
Pilot Alaine Mahagne - "Charly"
French AF canopy penetrated by AK-47 bullet, hit his helmet and exited from canopy, pilot landed at Al Ahsa, got blood transfusion still in cocpit, repatriated to France, 10 stitches on the skull
17/01/91Jaguar A  French AF flight control systems hit, pilot returned to Al Aksa
17/01/91A-10A81-0964/AR 511th TFS/10th TFWSE IraqDamaged from AAA - hole in left wing leading edge, also in mid spar web
17/01/91F-111F70-2384/LN 48th TFW15nm E Salman Pakdamaged - collided with tanker, not repaired until ceasefire
17/01/91A-10A82-0664/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged from AAA - small calibre holes, 2 severed hydraulic lines, front spar web damage
17/01/91B-52G  42nd BW damaged - SA-3/6
17/01/91F-111F  48th TFW1nm S Balad Airfielddamaged - AAA
17/01/91F-111F  48th TFW damaged - AAA
17/01/91F/A-18C163484/AA-403Callsign "Sunliner 403"
Pilot LCdr. Micheal Scott "Spike" Speicher (33) - KIA
VFA-8129nm SE Baghdadshot down by MiG-25PD with AA-6, remains found and identified 07/2009
17/01/91A-6E161668/AA-510Callsign "Quicksand 12"
Pilot Lt. Jeffrey N. Zaun - POW
B/N Lt. Robert Wetzel - POW
VA-355nm SW H-3shot down by R-SAM
17/01/91A-6E158539/AA-502Callsign "Dash 4"
Pilot Lt. John A. Snevely Jr.
B/N Mark F. Eddy
VA-35over H-3Struck by Roland SAM, emergency landing at Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia.
17/01/91A-4KUKAF-828Callsign "Bergan 23"
Pilot Maj. Muhammed Sultan Mubarak - POW
Kuwait AF25nm S Kuwait Cityshot down by R-SAM
17/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD791/BGCallsign "Norwich 02"
Pilot Flt.Ltn. John Peters - POW
WSO Flt.Ltn. Adrian Nicholls - POW
16th Sqn. (RAF)Ar Rumaylah Southwest Airfieldshot down by IR-SAM
17/01/91F/A-18D164051/VK-10Callsign "Combat 41"
Pilot Major Ken “Cheyenne” Bode
WSO John "Ping" Scanlan
VMFA(AW)-121 SA-7 - hit into the right burner can, made it back to base heavily damaged
17/01/91F/A-18A162468/VW-14Pilot Capt. Scott M. "Coma" QuinlanVMFA-314 hit by SAM - heavy damage, both engines FODed, damage to the aft fuselage, and damage to the left vertical and horizontal stabs, tailhook blown off
17/01/91F/A-18A162469/VW-03Pilot Maj. R. M. "Boomer" KnutzenVMFA-314 hit by SAM - heavy damage, one FODed engine, damage to the aft fuselage, and damage to the left vertical and horizontal stabs, tailhook blown off
17/01/91CH-47D84-24152Callsign "Python 50"
CWO3 Russ Hunter
CWO2 Dan Folse
CWO3 Don Harward
Unit operations officer Capt Eric Peterson
+ several Army and Air Force enlisted troops on board
3/160 SOAR Reported launching of a surface-to-air missile. While executing an evasive maneuver, the helicopter struck the ground, shearing off its left-front and right-rear landing gear. When the Chinook arrived at Rafha, maintenance crews worked feverishly to place mattresses and tires under the fuselage in an attempt to keep the aircraft upright during shutdown.. Never flew again in the war.
18/01/91F-16A79-0391/NYPilot Major Androski - ejected138th TFS/174th TFWAl Kharj AB, Saudi ArabiaNose tire blew during takeoff causing the aircraft to depart the runway at Al Kharj AB, Saudi Arabia around 9:00 local. The right drop tank hit a runway light. The pilot ejected safely after the aircraft started to leave the runway, but the aircraft burned up. Mission was intended to be a CAP mission in support of ODS.
18/01/91F-15E88-1689/SJCallsign "T-Bird 56"
Pilot Maj. Thomas F. "Teek" Koritz (37) - KIA
WSO - Maj. Donnie Ray "Chief Dimpled Balls" Holland (42) - KIA
335th TFS/4th TFW16nm SW of Basrashot down by AAA
18/01/91OV-10A155435/UU-12Callsign "Hostage 75"
Pilot LtCol. Clifford M. Acree - POW
Aerial Observer CWO4 Guy L. Hunter - POW
VMO-214m NE of Ras Al Mishab, Kuwaitshot down by IR-SAM
18/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA392/EKCallsign "Norwich 21"
Pilot Wing Cmdr. Nigel Elsdon (39) - KIA
WSO FltLt. Max Collier (42) - KIA
16th Sqn.8nm NWW Tallilhot down by AAA during JP-233 run
18/01/91Tornado Gr.1MM7074Callsing "Legion 15"
Pilot Cpt. Maurizio Cocciolone - POW
WSO Cpt. Mario Birchirloni - POW
50 Stormo/155 Gruppo15nm NW Kuwait Cityshot down by ZSU-23-4
19/01/91F-4G69-7571/WWCallsign "Falstaff 66"
Pilot Capt. Tim Burke - ejected
EWO Capt. Juan Galindez - ejected
35th TFW1nm N KKMC The air refueling receptacle on top of the jet failed and they couldn’t take on post strike fuel to make it back to the island. They tried for the emergency divert field to the Iraqi border and the engines flames out short of the field. Crew got out okay and was flying combat missions again after a few days.
19/01/91F-16C87-0228/TJCallsign "Clap 74"
Pilot Cpt. Harry M. "Mike" Roberts - POW
614th TFS36nm W Tallil ABmission to attack the Air Defense Headquarters Building in Baghdad, shot down by SA-6
19/01/91F-16C87-0257/TJCallsign "Stroke 65"
Pilot Maj. Jeffrey S. Tice - POW
401st TFWTawaitha Nuclear Research Facility strikeshot down by SA-3
19/01/91UH-60A81-23579Medical Officer SSgt. Garland Vance Hailey (37) - KIA236 MEDSaudi ArabiaA/C was attempting NVG descent and turn to downwind leg for landing at 12th Evac Hospital with two patients. Crew lost VR with ground and attempt to arrest descent were too late and A/C struck ground in 10 degree left-side low, 5 degree nose-low attitude at an estimated 100 KIAS. Crew and patients that were restrained received no serious injuries, but MO received blunt force fatal injuries.
19/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA396/GEPilot Flt.Ltn. David J. Waddington - POW
WSO - Flt.Ltn. Robert J. Stewart - POW
617th Sqn.51nm SE Tallil ABhit by Roland SAM after unsuccessful evade manouver
19/01/91Seaking HC.4ZA312/B 845 Sqn RNAS hit the big rock with tail rotor during pick up of troops, damaged, had to be sling loaded by Chinook, repaired
20/01/91F-15E88-1692/SJCallsign "Corvette 03"
Pilot Col. David W. Eberly - POW
Navigator Maj. Thomas E. Griffith - POW
4th TFWAl QaimShot down by SA-2 Story
20/01/91Tornado IDS765Crew rescuedRSAF Crashed 7m short on appraoch to Hafar Al-Batin air field, pilot error, failed to take aerial refuel opportunity (the boom operator was woman and the pilot did not follow her instructions) and subsequently ran out of fuel and crashed
20/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD893/AGPilot Sqdn. Ldr. Peter Battson - ejected
WSO Wng. Cdr. Mike Heath - ejected
20th SqnTabukcontrol problems after take off, crew ejected
21/01/91AH-1F79-23252   Damaged. Landed on a slope during a brownout, rolled over.
21/01/91F-16C88-0488/HLPilot Capt. Tim Boop338th TFWBaghdad Nuclear Research Centredamaged - R-SAM SA-3, pilot diverted to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the aircraft was afterwards shipped back to Hill AFB
21/01/91AC-130H69-6572 16th SOS/1st SOG Engaged by SA-6 and SA-8. During evasive manouvers the aircraft literally took nose dive and exceeded all limits to the airframe. It undervent 5 assymetric Gs during flight resulting in all four engines over-torqued, all four propellers leaking fluid and numerous popped rivets in the wings. The plane made it back to King Fahd IAP. A week later, after using all spare propellers, it flew to Rhein-Mein AB for in-depth inspection, and did not return back to Gulf until 19/02/91.
21/01/91A-6E    damaged
21/01/91F-14A+161430/AA-212Callsign "Clubleaf 212"
Pilot Lt. Devon "Boots" Jones - rescued
WSO Lt. Lawrence Randolph "Rat" Slade - POW
VF-103H-2/H-3SA-2 (although it was lost in combat, it was technically not shot down: during the evasive manuevering, the pilot over controlled the aircraft, causing it to stall and depart from controlled flight)
21/01/91AH-64A87-0450 C Company, 3-227th AvnTabuk, Saudi ArabiaFIT after PNVS failed at night, w/o due to hard landing
21/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA467/FFCallsign "Stamford 01"
Pilot Sqn. Ldr. Garry Kirkwood Stewart Lennox (34) - KIA
WSO - Sqn. Ldr. Adrian Paul Kevin "Kev" Weeks (37) - KIA
16th Sqn.N3306 E00402possibly NVG problems, AAA night flashes might have caused distractions - suspected that they might have impacted with ground on break maneuver
21/01/91F-16C87-0224/TJCallsign "Wolf 01"
Pilot Col. John R. Ball - ejected and rescued
401st TFWover Persian Gulfearly detonation of Mk.84 bomb, The resulting damaged produced fuel leaks that lead to the engine quitting. The pilot managed to fly his aircraft over the Persian Gulf where he ejected at approximately 10:00 AM. The pilot was rescued by two SEAL members aboard SH-60B "Magnum 446" (HSL-44 Det 8) stationed on the USS Nicholas FFG-47.
22/01/91F-16C88-0495/HLPilot Maj. Ed "Spot" Schumacher388th TFW damaged - hit by SAM. Nose gear would not extend. Crash landed at Rafha, Saudi Arabia
22/01/91F-15C83-0026/FF 71st TFS/1st TFW"Home Station"sitting in the F-15 alert area when damaged by fragments from an intercepted Scud missile
23/01/91AV-8B162954/VL-11Callsign "Buick"
Pilot Capt. Manuel (Manny) Rivera Jr. (31) - KIA
VMA-331off the coast of KuwaitRivera made 29 landings aboard his squadron's ship in the three weeks before his crash. But on the night he died, while conducting a training mission during the Persian Gulf War, he smashed into the Omani coastline while approaching the deck of the amphibious assault ship Nassau for a landing, according to a Marine investigation.
23/01/91AH-1S Crew OK in Saudi Arabiacrashed during night flying
23/01/91A-10A79-0182/EL 76th TFS/23 TFW Damaged by AAA - leading edge wing, 5 wing skin punctures
24/01/91F/A-18A163121/AJ-304Callsign "Active 304"
Pilot Lt H.E. Overs - ejected and rescued
VFA-15 engine failure, ejected over water, picked up by "Venom 505" SH-3 from USS Caron
24/01/91F/A-18C Callsign "Wolf 01"  damaged
24/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZA403/COCallsign "Dover 02"
Pilot F/L Simon Burgess - POW
WSO - Sqn. Ldr. Robert Akerson - POW
17th Sqn.over H-3premature bombs detonation
24/01/91Tornado Gr.1ZD843/DH   damaged - R-SAM
25/01/91S-70A-188-26102 RSAF65m NE of Al Jabaylcrashed
25/01/91OH-58D   near Al Qaysuumahcrashed during sandstorm
26/01/91B-52G  1708th BW damaged - AAA
26/01/91B-52G  1708th BW damaged - AAA
26/01/91A-7E157478/AC-403Callsign "Decoy 403"
Pilot Lt. Tom "Steamer" Dostie
VA-72USS John F. Kennedydamaged during takeoff, hit the baricade when landing, damaged beyond economical repair, stripped of parts and pushed overboard. Wouldn’t sink so .50 cal machine guns punched enough holes in it for her to sink after about an hour.
26/01/91F-15C85-0xxxCapt. Caesar Antonio "Rico" Rodriguez58 TFS/33 TFWTabuk ABDamaged after landing. Lost brakes after crossing the departure end barrier and got caught with a cocked nose wheel going into a turn to the parallel taxiway. Plane veered off the runway, tillted to left, left wingtip damaged. Later repaired.
27/01/91B-52G  1708th BW damaged - AAA
27/01/91C-130HKAF322 Kuwait AF Captured by Iraqis in 1990, destroyed by RAF Bucaneer at Shayka Mayhar AB by LGB
28/01/91AV-8B163518/WL-02Callsign "Cat 37"
Pilot Cpt. Michael Craig "Raz" Berryman - POW
VMA-311over Kuwaiti coastShot down by AAA while attacking FROG-7 site
28/01/91Jaguar S(O)216Pilot found deadOman AF40 miles NNE of Thumraitcrashed
28/01/91A-10A82-0664/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - holes in honeycomb, left elevator and left horizontal stabilisator
29/01/91A-10A78-0715/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - No.5 pylon broke off, couple of small holes in engine and stabilisator
29/01/91OH-58C(RG)69-16155   written off, pilot's gun caught in collective
30/01/91AC-130H69-6567Callsign "Spirit 03"

Pilot Maj. Paul Jennings “PJ / Dream Weaver” Weaver (34) - KIA
Co-Pilot Capt. Thomas Clifford Bland Jr. (26) - KIA
EWO Capt. Dixon Lee Walters Jr. (29) - KIA
Fire Control Officer Capt. Arthur Galvan (33) - KIA
Navigator Capt. William D. Grimm (28) - KIA
Gunner SMSgt. James Blaine May II. (40) - KIA
Sensor Operator SMSgt. Paul Garfield Buege (43) - KIA
Gunner TSgt. John Lee Oelschlager (28) - KIA
Gunner TSgt. Robert Kevin Hodges (28) - KIA
Flight Engineer SSgt. Damon V Kanuha (28) - KIA
Sensor Operator SSgt. John Perry Blessinger (33) - KIA
Gunner SSgt. Timothy Roger Harrison (31) - KIA
Illuminator Operator SSgt. Mark John Schmauss (29) - KIA
Gunner Sgt. Barry Maxwell Clark (26) - KIA
1st SOW, 16th SOS12nm N KhafjiShot down by IR-SAM near the Kuwaiti border while supporting U.S. Marines
31/01/91OA-10A76-0547/NF 23rd TASS/602nd TACW Damaged by AAA - flak damaged on left windscreen
31/01/91A-10A78-0686/MB 355th TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - 8inch hole in vertical stabilisator
31/01/91A-10A76-0540/NO 926th TFG/706th TFSN3010 E04620Damaged by IR-SAM - Vertical tail, horizontal tail, aft fuselage, both wings, left engine cowling. Sat out the rest of the war due to lack of parts, then repaired. Then to McClellan AFB, donated parts to other Hawg and put on display.
31/01/91A-10A77-0268/NOPilot Col. Bob Efferson926th TFG/706th TFS Damaged by AAA - Shrapnel damage in left cockpit area and right engine, riddled with 378 holes. Damage to vertical tail, horizontal tail, aft fuselage, both wings, left engine cowling. Blew left main tire after landing, skidded off the runway. 2 weeks to recover to MOB and then cannibalized.
01/02/91A-10A80-0186/EL 76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by AAA - front windscreen below HUD
01/02/91A-10A78-0715/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - minor flak damage to left engine inlet - repaired byl speed tape
02/02/91A-6E155632/AJ-531Callsign "Heartless 531"
Pilot Lt. Patrick Kelly Connor (25) - KIA
B/N LCdr. Barry Thomas Cooke (35) - KIA
VA-36off Faylaka Island, 29 miles NE of Kuwait Cityshot down by SA-7 while engaging Iraqi vessels
02/02/91A-10A80-0248/ELCallsign "Uzi 11"
Pilot Cpt. Dale Storr - POW
23rd TFW20nm SW Kuwait Cityshot down by AAA
02/02/91AH-1J157793/WR-711Callsign "Coyote 711"
Pilot Maj. Eugene Thomas "Smokey" McCarthy (35) - KIA
Gunner Cpt. Jonathan Ross "Jack" Edwards (35) - KIA
HMLA-775 rashed into a sand dune in Saudi Arabia while returning from an armed combat medevac escort mission under NVG
02/02/91A-10A78-0675/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - wing fence and pylon damage - repaired by speedtape
02/02/91KA-6D151572/AA-523 VA-35USS SaratogaDamaged by a skidding E-2C. Never flew again. 14/02/1991 offloaded at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sent back to USA onboard USS Yellowstone AD-41. Video
02/02/91F-14A+161432/AA-107 VF-74USS SaratogaDamaged by a skidding E-2C. Video
02/02/91E-2C158638/AA-604 VAW-125USS SaratogaE-2C was taxiing after when a F-14A on the bow launched, the flight deck was worn out and slick, the jet blast caught the folded wings just right and kicked it down the flight deck. Plane damaged atleast 2 Intruders (one of them KA-6D BuNo. 151572/AA-523) and one F-14A+ (161432/AA-107) Video
03/02/91UH-1N160624/SM-212Callsign "Gunfighter 126"
Co-Pilot Capt. James Kevin "Injun Jim" Thorp (30) - KIA
Pilot Capt. David Rohrer "Super Dave" Herr Jr. (28) - KIA
Crew Chief Cpl. Albert George "Hey-Dad" or "Big Al" Haddad, Jr. (22) - KIA
Gunner Cpl. Kurt Allen "Mercedes" or "Mouth" Benz (22) - KIA
HMLA-369eastern Saudi Arabiacrashed, CFIT at night
03/02/91B-52G59-2593Callsign "Hulk 46"
Pilot Capt. Kevin Kent, ejected, rescued
Co-Pilot, Capt. Jeffrey Love, ejected, rescued
Sgt. Steven Ellard, ejected, rescued
Navigator 1st Lt. Jorge Isaac Arteaga (26) - KIA
Radar Navigator/Bombardier Capt. Jeffrey Jon Olson (28) - KIA
EWO 1st Lt. Eric Douglas Hedeen (27) - KIA
4300th BW/42nd BMWnear Diego Garcia ABCatastrophic electrical system failure while returning to its base at Diego Garcia. While responding to the failure, improper fuel management on the part of the crew caused five engines to flame out, and the aircraft began to descend. Three of the crewmembers ejected safely before the aircraft crashed into the Indian Ocean, but three others ejected too late and were killed.
04/02/91UH-1H    damaged
04/02/91AH-64A83-23833Pilot CW4 Thomas AndersonSouth of Iraq border, north of Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia Aircraft was fully loaded with 16 Hellfire missiles, full of 30mm, full fuel, was in during 150 ft hover firing position when CO gave order to reposition because aircraft was 50 meters ahead of five other aircraft on line. During repositioning pilot transferred controls to co-pilot to send updates half-quick to other aircraft, during final repositioning turn aircraft descended at an excessive rate, Pilot immediately after seeing this in HDU leveled aircraft and pulled max collect to the stop. Aircraft impacted around 12G's, crushing gear and gun, wings separated from fuselage, Hellfires and pylons broke free. Blades never hit ground with max pitch, aircraft was on ground full pitch, both engines TGT LIMITED at 868. Aircraft was shut down, fuselage bulkheads cracked.
05/02/91F/A-18A163096/AJ-401Callsign "Warparty 01"
Pilot Lt. Robert John Dwyer (32) - KIA
VFA-87 Probable cause was determined pilot´s hypoxia, plane crashed into the sea, body not recovered. Pilot was also CVW-8 LSO.
05/02/91A-10A77-0255/NOPilot Col. Bobby L. Efferson926th TFG/706th TFS Damaged by SAM - 379 holes, mainly to right side of the plane, also blown tire during landing and skidded off the runway
05/02/91AH-1F79-23222crew injured3rd ACR brownout while hovering, crashed, rolled over
06/02/91A-10A82-0664/MB 353rd TFS/354th TFW Damaged by AAA - struck between station 9 and right gear pod, lost hydraulics, big wing damage
07/02/91AH-1S66-15254  Saudi Arabiawritten off, rolled over during take off in brownout conditions
07/02/91UH-1V69-15016Pilot CWO3 Richard Ruffin Lee (36) - KIA
4 injured
229 MED DET20m E of RafhaA/C hit the sand dune while the crew was looking out trying to avoid a midair collision during a night mission using NVG.
09/02/91F/A-18A163141/VM-06 VMFA-451over IraqHit by SA-16 while attacking SA-2 site. The missile hit the fuselage-mounted AIM-7 Sparrow missile, causing the rocket motor of the Sparrow to catch fire. The pilot then jettisoned the damaged missile over the Persian Gulf before landing at Shaikh Isa AB in Saudi Arabia. The plane was repaired and was flying again next day.
09/02/91AV-8B162081/CG-09Callsign "Jump 57"
Pilot Cpt. Russell A.C. (Bart) "Shank" Sanborn - POW
VMA-231 On his 17th mission, he was shot down by shoulder-launched SA-7.
10/02/91AV-8B    damaged
11/02/91A-10A79-0206/EL 76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by AAA - right engine F.O.D, shrapnel damage
11/02/91A-6E155620/AJ-503Pilot Jeff "Spooge" Martin
B/N - Don "DQ" Quinn
VA-65 During a bomb run, the plane was hit by AAA, the shell not detonating and created big hole in the wing. Plane diverted to Bahrain and was repaired.
12/02/91AV-8B??????/WH-?? WMA-542 damaged - AAA
13/02/91F-5E710Callsign "Hunter 26"
Pilot POW
17th Sqn. RSAFnear wadi Al Kirkshot down by AAA or SAM
13/02/91F-15C514, ex 80-0074Callsign "Tiger 53"
Pilot KIA
6th Sqn. RSAF25m SE of Khamis Mushaitcrashed
13/02/91OH-58C(FG)68-16935 CO 1-1 AVN REGT hard landing, damaged, later repaired
14/02/91EF-111A66-0023/UHCallsign "Ratchet 75"
Pilot Cpt. Douglas Lloyd Bradt (29) - KIA
WSO Cpt. Paul R. Eichenlaub II (29) - KIA
42nd ECS/66th ECWnear Saudi Arabia borderCause 1 - possibly locked up in error by a coalition fighter, crew assumed that they were being tailed by a MiG and took the normal precaution of diving to the lowest feasible altitude. Tragically, their aicraft struck the desert, leaving a long streak in the sand with the engines at its conclusion. The crew died in an unsuccessful ejection attempt.
Cause 2 - intercepted by an Iraqi Mirage F-1 flown by Captain Nafie Al-Jubouri, took off from Saad AB better known as H-2 and headed directly to it, fired one single missile type Matra 530, the plane tried to avoid the hit but the missile blew up and caused damage sent the plane to the ground.
Cause 3 - "friendly fire" incident, shot down by a USAF F-15, which mis-identified it as a hostile aircraft (probably an Iraqi Mirage)
14/02/91Tornado Gr.1ZD717/CCallsign "Belfast 41"
Pilot Flt.Ltn. Rupert Clark - POW
WSO - Flt.Lt. Stephen Michael Hicks (29) - KIA
15th Sqn. (RAF)50nm NW BaghdadJust prior to weapon delivery the crew received radar warnings but with only seconds to weapons release, continued with the attack. Only one of the two LGBs was released, with the other remaining hung-up. Shortly after, the Buccaneer crew reported a visual sighting of two SAMs fired from a site to the North of the target. Crew attempted to take evasive action and to jettison external stores. Despite the crew's actions a missile exploded beside the aircraft, rupturing a canopy beside the pilot's head and smashing the majority of front cockpit instruments. Pilot could not contact his navigator. Immediately after, there was another explosion from a second missile. Despite the extensive damage, including both wings being peppered with holes and no apparent control over the engines, the pilot still had limited control and flew the aircraft for a further two or so minutes before initiating command ejection when he found he could control the aircraft no longer. The pilot sustained a minor injury to his left leg as a result of ejection and descent. WSO was found to be dead. Pilot was subsequently captured and remained as a POW until cessation of hostilities.
15/02/91A-10A80-0186/ELPilot Col. David Archie Sawyer76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by SA-13 - both rudders, right elevator gone
15/02/91A-10A79-0130/MBCallsign "Enfield 38"
Pilot Cpt. Stephen Richard "Syph" Phillis (30) - KIA
353rd TFS/354th TFW60nm NW Kuwait CityHit by ground fire while attacking Republican Guard targets. Thought to have been engaged by SA-13 "Gopher" SAM. Pilot died while protecting his downed wingman, 1st Lt. Robert James Sweet.
15/02/91A-10A78-0722/MBCallsign "Enfield 37"
Pilot 1stLt. Robert James "Sweetness" Sweet - POW
 60nm NW Kuwait CityHit by AAA while attacking Republican Guard targets. Thought to have been engaged by SA-13 "Gopher" SAM.
15/02/91F-16C84-1379/SWPilot Cpt. Dale Thomas Cormier (30) - KIA17th TFS/363rd TFWAl Dhafra AB, UAEcrashed, spatial desorientation while landing at Al Dhafra AB, UAE
15/02/91A-6E155602/AB-513Pilot LCMDR. Jason "Mac" Williams
B/N Lt. T. L. Fox
VA-85USS AmericaA/C did not break-up or crash into the deck upon landing. A/C took several AAA hits but was able to return to USS America. A/C was losing hydraulic fluid and after a successful trap, did not have brakes after disengaging the arresting cable. The tailhook was down and subsequently the nose-wheel steering was centered. Pilot could neither retract the tailhook, steer or stop the A/C due to the fluid loss. As the A/C approached the end of the deck, unable to stop, the pilot and BN ejected. The A/C nosed over the deck, coming to rest tail-up without going completely over. At this point the rest of the returning strike is in the pattern and low on gas. All available deck crew were summoned to push the A/C overboard to clear the deck so the rest of the strike could recover. The A/C was by all means repairable (it flew back to the ship) but time did not permit the use of the crane to move it out of the way.
16/02/91UH-60A80-23422Crew OK 60m SE of Rafhacrashed, later rebuilt with ESSS
17/02/91F-16C84-1218/SWCallsign "Benji 53"
Pilot Cpt. Scott "Spike" Thomas ejected, rescued
17th TFS/363rd TFW crashed, engine fire
17/02/91UH-1H    crashed
17/02/91B-52G    total electrical failure, emergency landing at Sicily, Italy
19/02/91OA-10A76-0543/NFCallsign "Nail 53"
Pilot LtCol. Jeffrey D. Fox - POW
23rd TASS/602nd TACW62nm NW Kuwait Cityshot down by SA-9, pilot injured as he ejected, captured as POW and released Mar 5, 1991
20/02/91F-16C86-0329/TJCallsign "Beretta 11"
Pilot ejected
401th TFWTurkey airspaceFlamed out during refuelling. Crashed at Diyarbakir, Turkey
20/02/91CH-46E156463/YW-03Callsign "Lady Ace 03"
Pilot Capt. - no injuries
Co-Pilot 1stLT. - minor injuries
Crew Chief Cpl. - minor injuries
Gunner Cpl. - no injuries
HMM-165 Returning from a priority night mission when it ran into a fog bank. While attempting to land at an unprepared dusty site the aircraft touched down with a sideward drift and rolled over. The internal fuel tank ruptured and caught fire destroying the aircraft. The crew escaped with minor injuries. Aircraft burried into the sand.
20/02/91OH-58C(RG)69-16113Callsign "Tango 15"
Pilot CWO2 Hal Hooper Reichle (27) - KIA
Observer SPC Michael David Daniels (20) - KIA
24th Inf Div55m SE of Salman AFB, IraqA/C flew into the ground on combat recon to Phase Line LION at NT062952 due to bad weather.
21/02/91SH-60B162138/HP-443Callsign "Magnum 443"
Pilot Lt. Donald C. Johnson - rescued
Co-Pilot Lt. Anthony L. Stainbrook - rescued
Warfare Operator AW2 Scott A. Allfe - rescued
HSL-44 Det.6 Catastrophic engine failure after take off from USS Halyburton. Made water landing. Helo lost. Crew rescued by ship´s motor whale boat.
21/02/91MH-60L DAP90-26251Pilot CW03 Michael Fredrick Anderson (36) - KIA
Co-pilot Cpt. Charles W. Cooper (33) - KIA
Crew Chief/Gunner SSG Christopher Jones Chapman (25) - KIA
Crew Chief/Gunner SSG Mario Vega-Velazquez (35) - KIA
Green Berets:
MSgt. Otto Frank Clark (35) [MO] - KIA
SgtMaj. Patrick Robert Hurley (37) - KIA
MSgt. Eloy Angel Rodriguez Jr. (34) - KIA
3/160th SOARSaudi ArabiaCrew was sent to pick up wounded Delta Force soldier. While returning to a medical facility, the A/C encountered a sandstorm and the pilots lost visual reference with the ground at approx. 0330 hours. Helo flew in right hand turn into the ground, blade tips touched the ground, then the nose and then the helo flipped over crushing the cocpit, killing everyone onboard.
21/02/91F/A-18A  VMFA-314 damaged - IR-SAM
21/02/91F/A-18D  VMFA(AW)-121 damaged - IR-SAM
21/02/91A-6E  VMA-224 damaged - AAA
21/02/91F/A-18A  VMFA-333 damaged - IR-SAM
21/02/91UH-46D153409/BR-51Pilot Lt. F. Whitmore, USNR - minor injuries
Co-pilot LTJG E.A. Raney, USNR - minor injuries
Crew Chief E-5, USN - minor injuries
Crew Member E-4, USN - KIA
HC-8 Det 3 USS DetroitNorth Red SeaHelo impacted the water during night VERTREP evolution and was lost at sea.
22/02/91A-10A79-0181/ELPilot Capt. Rich Bailey76th TFS/23rd TFW Hit by SA-13 SAM. Pilot made a successful wheels-up, hard stick landing in Manual Reversion at King Khalid Military City (KKMC), Forward Operating Location (FOL) 1. The CLSS team stripped the unrepairable aircraft of parts, some send down to King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), Main Operating Base (MOB) for use on other birds, and then buried the rest of the plane in the desert.
22/02/91F/A-18A  VMFA-451 damaged - IR-SAM
22/02/91KC-135E58-0013Callsign "Whale 05"
Pilot LtCol. Kevin Sweeney
Co-Pilot Capt. Jay Selanders
Navigator Capt. Greg Mermis
Boom operator SrMSgt. Steve Stucky
434th ARW Lost two port engines due to a heavy wind turbulence, safe landing. Later repaired and flew until 2004.
23/02/91AV-8B161573/WH-16Callsign "Pride 16"
Pilot Cpt. James N. Trey "LZ" Wilbourn III (28) - KIA
VMA-5425m N of Ali Al SalemFailed to recover from dive during night attack on tank park with Mk.83s in Ali Al Salem, Kuwait. Possible SAM hit or disorientation.
23/02/91AV-8B  VMA-331 damaged - AAA
23/02/91AH-64A86-08958  Saudi ArabiaSeverely damaged after collision with AH-64A 86-09044 in brownout conditions, later repaired
23/02/91AH-64A86-09044  Saudi ArabiaSeverely damaged after collision with AH-64A 86-08958 in brownout conditions, written off
24/02/91SA-342M4173/138/AEH 6e RHC/3, French AF Destroyed. Stripped of all useful weapons which were used on another Gazelle, it was then put on a low loader and returned to France presumably by air ! It went to became an instructional frame at ESAM, Bourges marked as "CXM
24/02/91CH-46E156465/YR-05 HMM-161 When taking off at max gross weight, the helo caught tail wind and rolled over to the side during brownout conditions. Later repaired.
24/02/91CH-53D??????/YF-62Crew OKHMH-462 During a night raid the helo suffered a hard landing at "Lonesome Dove". Helo was flown back to base where it landed on some matrasses where it could have the nose gear damage repaired.
24/02/91SA-341F11296/124/BOT 5e RHC, French AF Destroyed. Stripped of all useful weapons which were used on another Gazelle, it was then put on a low loader and returned to France presumably by air ! It then went to Phalsbourg for storage and used as an instructional frame marked as "FPN"
24/02/91UH-1H71-20049   crashed, engine failure in brownout
24/02/91F/A-18A162469/VW-03Pilot Maj. Robert M. "Boomer" KnutzenVMFA-314 heavy damage - IR-SAM, engine fire, returned to base
24/02/91F/A-18A162468/VW-14Pilot Capt. S. M. "Coma" QuinlanVMFA-314 heavy damage - IR-SAM, engine fire, returned to base
24/02/91OH-58D86-08929Pilot 2LT Gary Stethens - injured, minor cuts
field artillery observer - 1stLt. Michael Klee - injured, 3rd degree burns on back
2nd Bat, 502nd Inf (2d Bgd, 101st Abn Div) crashed, CFIT in dense fog, total loss
24/02/91AH-64A87-00452Pilot CW2 Buckle - OK
Gunner 1stLT. Wright - OK
B Comp/3-227th Avn/12 AvnBg Damaged in a hard landing in Assembly Area WALNUT (MT 74900252) after loosing vision during a sand storm, written off.
25/02/91A-10A80-0166/EL 76th TFS/23rd TFW Damaged by AAA - left engine
25/02/91AV-8B163190/WH-12Callsign "Jump 42"
Pilot Cpt. Scott "Vapour" Walsh - ejected and rescued
VMA-5422NM out of Al Jaber airfieldOn his 39th mission, he became separated from his wingman and was hit by IR-SAM to the right rear exhaust nozzle. Fast-FAC (F/A-18D) escorted him from the area and he attempted to land with his Harrier streaming flames from the wing. He was able to eject seconds after the hydraulics gave out and Harrier turned upside down. He was collected by USMC vehicle and returned to duty.
25/02/91OV-10A155424/ER-15Callsign "Pepper 77"
Pilot Maj. Joseph "Alleycat" J. Small III - POW
Aerial Observer Cpt. David Michael "Hank" Spellacy (28) - KIA
VMO-1 shot down by IR-SAM
25/02/91AH-64A Pilot Capt. Mike Klingele - C Company commander - rescued
Gunner CW4 Mike Butler - rescued
1/227th AHB/1st Cav Div Shot down by SAM, crew used their special harness and took a ride on another Apache. The smoke, combined with the uncertain tactical situation, made a recovery of the downed AH-64A by a CH-47D Chinook too risky. The helicopter was destroyed in place with the launching of two TOW missiles in order to prevent the possible salvage and analysis of secret, onboard weapon systems by any enemy country.
25/02/91SA-365NHZ-MS17Callsign "Health 67", 3 killedRSAF30m W of DhahranWhilst en route between Dhahran and Riyadh and flying low across the open desert, the helicopter is reported to have suddenly encountered a layer of ground fog. Shortly after entering the fog the helicopter apparently flew into the ground and was destroyed. The accident happened in daylight (08:51 Local time). It is understood that, due to conflicting traffic inbound to Dhahran, the aircraft was instructed to remain below 150 feet until clear of the airport approach path.
26/02/91B-52G  379th BW damaged - R-SAM
26/02/91F-16A  174th TFW damaged - IR-SAM
26/02/91F-16C  388th TFW damaged
26/02/91B-52G  379th BW damaged - R-SAM
26/02/91UH-60A80-23480CE SPC Steven Robert Trautman (21) - KIA4-1 AVN While conducting start up operations at FAA Vagrant, CE sustained a critical head injury from a blade strike when walked up slope into main rotor.
27/02/91MH-60    AAA
27/02/91F-16C84-1390/HRCallsign "Mutt 41"
Pilot Cpt. William F. "Psycho" Andrews - POW
10th TFS/50th TFW suffered broken right leg bone (below knee) during ejection. Reportedly had been flying too low and hit by a SA-16. Awarded the Air Force Cross for preventing missile shooters from getting a wingman
27/02/91UH-60L89-26214Callsign "Bengal 14"
Maj. (Dr.) Rhonda Leah Cornum (36), flight surgeon
for the 2nd Attack Helo BN - POW
SPC Troy A. Dunlap - POW
SSgt Daniel J. Stamaris - POW
Pilot CWO3 Robert Gary Godfrey (32) - KIA
SSgt William Thomas Butts (30) - KIA
Pilot CWO4 Phillip H. Garvey (39) - KIA
Sgt. Patbouvier Enrique Ortiz (27) - KIA
Medical Officer Sgt. Roger Paul “Ski” Brilinski Jr. (24) - KIA
2/229 AVN Attempting a rescue of a downed USAF pilot in F-16C (84-1390, Pilot Cpt. William F. Andrews) while under heavy AAA fire. A/C was hit, pitched forward and crashed into an earthen berm, landing nose first, the A/C dug into the soft sand and flipped over and exploded. Mission was a flight of three (2 AH64s/1 UH60) being vectored to last known location of downed F-16 by AWACS. Flight was vectored directly over a heavily defended Iraqi Republican Guard position. A/C tail cone was severed by AAA (23 and 57mm).
27/02/91UH-60A78-23015Callsign "Cowboy 15"
CWO2 George R. Swartzendruber (24) [PC] - KIA
WO1 David G. Plasch (23) [PI] - KIA
Sgt. Lee Arthur Belas (22) - KIA
Sgt. Jason Charles Carr (24) - KIA
SSgt. Jonathan Hall Kamm (25) - KIA
WO1 John K. "Jack" Morgan (28) - KIA
Sgt. Cheryl LaBeau-O'Brien (24) - KIA
SFC Gary Eugene Streeter (39) - KIA
1Lt. Donaldson Preston Tillar III (35) - KIA
4/1 AVN A/C took off from Kuwait Two at 1230 hrs with UH-60A 79-23338 on an EPW mission. At 1730 hrs, 78-23015 separated from 79-23338 in order to pickup PAX waiting at Iraq One. A/C crashed on a heading of 340 deg with wreckage downwind of the crashsite indicated inflight break up. A/C was hauling the crew of UH-1H 64-14273 back to port and then jumped back into Kuwait when they were misoriented and shot down by a ZSU-23-2 AA gun.
27/02/91UH-1H64-142731LT Daniel Eugene Graybeal (25) [P] - KIA
WO1 Kerry Peter Hein (28) [CP] - KIA
SSG Michael Robert Robson (30) [MO] - KIA
CE injured
507 MED A/C was on a medevac mission under NVG's when AAA fire hit the T/R causing acft to enter an uncontrollable spin. At some point during spin, CE was thrown clear of acft and impact with ground caused transmission to fall over which crushed the medic and the pilots were pinned against the instrument panel. Post crash fire engulfed the A/C. The crew survived the crash, but perished onboard UH-60A 78-23015 which was shot down after the recovery
27/02/91AV-8B162740/VL-14Callsign "Magic 14"
Pilot Cpt. Reginald Courtney "Woody" Underwood (33) - KIA
VMA-331NW of Kuwait CityHit by SAM to left hot nozzle. Underwood was heard to transmit "I can not control it" seconds before his Harrier struck the ground in an orange fireball. Note: Captain Underwood's daughter was born after he left for war and he never got to see her.
27/02/91OA-10A77-0197/NFCallsign "Nail 51"
Pilot 1stLT. Patrick Brian "Oly" Olson (25) - KIA
23rd TASS/602nd TACW Hit by AAA. Pilot attempted landing at King Khalid Military City (KKMC), Forward Operating Location (FOL) 1 while in Manual Reversion after loosing all its hydraulics and in extreme weather conditions. On landing the aircraft cart-wheeled wingtip over wingtip, flipped over onto its back killing Lt. Olson. There was nothing left of the aircraf. The remains of the aircraft were buried at the KKMC FOL.
27/02/91F-16C  388th TFW damaged - IR-SAM
27/02/91F/A-18  USMC damaged - small arms fire
27/02/91AH-64A Callsign "Avenger 11"
Crew - KIA
  crashed due to fuel starvation
28/02/91RV-1D64-14273Callsign "Cyclops 47"
Pilot Capt. Attilla Barandi - ejected
Technical observer Spc. Steve Littleton - ejected
1st MIBtnAl Qaysumah AB, Saudi ArabiaCrew´s view of the airfield was obscured due to burning oild field smoke, they ran out of fuel. Pilot made five approaches to land. Crew made planned ejection after they were vectored to the ejection area and cleaned up the cockpit. Pilot sustained stained stomach muscles and back. Admitted to the 12th Evacuation hospital for evaluation and treatment. He was released 2 days later to full duty. T.O. received minor facial injuries. Story
28/02/91OV-1D68-15962Callsign "Cyclops 48"
Pilot CW3 John Adaway - OK
Technical observer SFC Dwayne Brightwell - OK
2nd MIBtnAl Qaysumah AB, Saudi ArabiaCrew´s view of the airfield was obscured due to burning oild field smoke. The plane hit the TACAN polse during landing, damaging the right wing. Successful landing.
01/03/91CH-47D84-24177Callsign "Hercules 177"
Co-Pilot CWO3 Robert Hughes (35) - KIA
Pilot MAJ Marie Therese Rossi Cayton (32) - KIA
Flight Engineer SSgt. Mike Alan Garrett (31) - KIA
Crew Chief Spc. William C. Brace (24) - KIA
Door Gunner CPL/E-4 Brian Miller - injured
B Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment A/C was conducting a mission in support of Operation Desert Storm and while flying at 250 ft AGL and 120 KIAS, unaided at night, it struck an unlit microwave tower, crashed, and was totally destroyed by fire. The weather was CAVU/clear and 100% moon illumination. Story
02/03/91UH-1H67-171615 injured6th Btn, 101st Avn In the desert when you take off the aircraft is enveloped in a cloud of dust with no visual reference. The technique is to maintain the aircraft attitude while applying torque as necessary up to maximum until clear of the dust cloud. The pilot had applied the torque and was about above the the dirt with little or no airspeed when the engine failed. This altitude does not allow much reduction of the collective because of high rates of decent. The pilot did the best he could with the rotor he had remaining and touched down tail low allowing the tailboom, then the aft fuselage and landing gear to help dissipate the downward g-force. That is what saved them. The ripping up of the rest of the body occurred because the aircraft bounced up and spun around. The main injury happend because the right seat shoulder seat belt (recoil harness) failed and the pilot ate the cyclic and right door post. Broken jaw and teeth.
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??/??/??UH-60A78-22974   After returning on a ship from Iraq, preflight inspection revealed cracks where the transmission mounts to the airframe; sent on a truck for depot level overhaul
??/??/??MH-53J69-5795 20th SOS/1st SOW Tail separated during hard landing. After removal of excess weight, helo transported by CH-53E and then by C-5 back to USA. Repaired.
06/03/91AH-1J157777/MP-425 HMA-773 crashed, engine failure
08/03/91F/A-18C163728/WD-06 VMFA-212south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabiacollided with 163729, Pilot ejected
08/03/91F/A-18C163729/WD-07 VMFA-212south east of Dhahran, Saudi Arabiacollided with 163728, Pilot ejected
12/03/91UH-60A86-24546Pilot 1Lt. Joseph Dillon Maks (38) - KIA
Pilot CWO2 Patrick Anthony Donaldson (30) - KIA
CE SPC Kelly D. Phillips (22) - KIA
Flight Medic Sgt. Michael Sean Smith (25) - KIA
2 Iraqi patients - killed
36 MED Det. A/C was flying at 70 KIAS while transporing two wounded Iraqi soldiers during a night medevac mission when it struck ground in a wings-level, nose-low attitude, CFIT
13/03/91F-16C88-0453/HLCallsign "Spider 32"
Pilot Captain Leonard S. Dick
421st TFS total electrical failure during training flight, destroyed, pilot ejected
19/03/91AV-8B162743/VL-04Pilot Capt. B.B. EllingtonVMA-331 Hit water on final approach to the USS Nassau (LHA-4) at night. Crashed into the Red Sea. Pilot ejected and was recovered back by a small boat from the USS MANITOWOC (LST-1180) to the carrier with minor injuries.
31/03/91RF-4C64-1056Pilot Cpt. John Norman - ejected
WSO Cpt. Jeff Kregel - ejected
106th TRS/117th TRW Bleed air duct failure and a catastrophic engine failure right after take-off from Bahrain.
31/03/91C-130H"469"6 (of 6) crew KIA
92 (of 95) passengers KIA
RSAFRas-al-Mishab Airport, Saudi ArabiaCrashed on approach due to a heavy smoke. The Saudi Hercules flew 95 Senegalese soldiers back from pilgrimage to Mecca to their base at Ras-al-Mishab. The soldiers were based in Saudi Arabia as part of the allied forces in the First Gulf War. Visibility was poor resulting from the clouds of smoke from the oil wells set ablaze in southern Kuwait by Iraqi troops
01/04/91OH-58D87-00728 D Co 1-1st AVN crashed, fuel boost pump failed
01/04/91OH-58A69-16335 2-227th AVNKing Abdulaziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabiacrashed, rotor rpm decayed on approach to King Abdulaziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
04/04/91OH-58C68-16753Pilot WO1 Christopher Andre Martin (29) - KIA
Observer SFC Russell Frank Awalt (31) - KIA
A Comp, 4-229th AVN, 11th Combat Aviation Brigadesouthern IraqCFIT during night recce mission
05/04/91SA-342M3474/94/CXM 1er RHC, French AF Belonging to the 1er RHC but allocated to the RHC Daguet in Saudi Arabia, crashed due to an engine surge on take off. The crew (1er RHC as well) escaped unhurt but the Gazelle was a complete loss, later used as a ground instruction airframe in Bourges. This machine was the third SA 342M from the batch produced for the ALAT, having been originally delivered on the 10 april 1980.

LtCol. Faizz Abdullah Al Reshidi was a Kuwait Air Force pilot, flying Gazelle anti-tank helicopter. He studied in a flight school located in Seattle, Tacoma, USA to become a commercial pilot. Once graduated he came back to Kuwait and applied to Kuwait Airways being rejected as at that time Kuwait Airways was hiring only british qualified pilots. Al Reshidi continued his studies in another flight school in Jordan and earned his private pilot licence from "The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Civil Aviation Authority" on June 23rd, 1984. After this licence he came back to Kuwait and decided to join the Air Force. Due to his skills and licences he had been selected to fly and operate the Aerospatiale "Gazelle" helicopter. August 2nd, 1990, Iraqi forces started the invasion of Kuwait and quickly overrun its defences. Iraqi fighters took off from their bases in Iraq crossing Kuwaiti airspace, trying to evade radars and ignoring autharizations from Kuwaiti tower controls of Ahmed Al Jaber and Ali Al Salem. At 11:00am scrambled the first group of Kuwaiti first line of quick alert fighters consisting of F-1CK Mirage being soon outnumbered and overrun. The second wave of fighters took off from Ahmed Al Jaber air base and consisted of A-4KU Skyhawks that intercepted and downed some Iraqi helicopters. At midnight Kuwait Air Force called at arms all the pilots, even those who were out for health reasons or out of the country. Among those pilots was LtCol. Al Reshidi. He was requested to join his squadron at 1:00am. At 2:00am he took off with his unit to intercept and attack enemy helicopters, tanks and troops invading Kuwait soil. His collegues said "He fought like a warrior" and also he was the only Kuwaiti pilot who operated the Gazelle in a way no one could even imagine and he was well known for his sharpshooting skills being able to fire in movement without hovering as most of helicopters do. He took down numbers of Iraqi helicopters and sniped out most of the tanks that was on his path. He came back to his airbase to refuel and rearm, but his squadron was requested to fuel and fly to the near kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi waves were non-stopping and Kuwaiti forces started to run out of ammunition with no chances to defende their country. LtCol. Al Reshidi refused to withdraw from the line, but his Gazelle was used to evacuate the Royal family members to Saudi Arabia. So he joined his colleagues in a Super Puma helicopter but soon realized there was no way to make it back home as Iraqi forces were taking partial control of the country. So they headed to Ahmed Al Jaber airbase to pick up pilots left behind and rejoin in Saudi. On the way to the airbase the ATC at Ali Al Salem and Ahmed Al Jaber lost contact with the SA-330H Puma - it was shot down by friendly fire of I-HAWK, one of Kuwaiti anti-aricraft battery, killing all 4 crew members.