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Results 2018 of the year for the US Air Force: squadron of irretrievable losses

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The past 2018 turned out to be a battle aviation The United States, to put it mildly, is not easy. Throughout its entirety, the U.S. Air Force was haunted by a series of incidents. Sometimes the incidents occurred so often that it not only spread excitement among the public, but also caused serious concern in the ranks of the military themselves. We begin the “debriefing” with the catastrophes that ended in the irretrievable loss of aircraft.


The first of these occurred on 14 in March, when the F / A-18 Hornet carrier-based fighter-attack aircraft, belonging to the US Navy's Black Lions VFA-213 squadron, crashed in Key West (Florida) airbase. Both pilots died. After this accident followed almost constantly.



Results 2018 of the year for the US Air Force: squadron of irretrievable losses


4 April Multi-purpose light fighter F-16 Viper squadron "Petrel" during a typical demonstration training flight crashed over a test site in Nevada. The pilot died. This case was the third loss for the team over the past 24 month. In the previous incident, there were no casualties.



24 April F-16 The 310 Squadron of the Luke airbase crashed in Arizona while trying to make an emergency landing at a small airport. The pilot was not injured.







The 2 in May was a medium-range and long-range WC-130 Hercules military transport aircraft from the National Guard's 156 transport wing that crashed and burned right in the center of Savannah, Georgia. From the car almost nothing left but the tail. There were 9 people on board, including 5 crew members, all killed.





The 23 May T-38 Talon training jet crashed near the Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Both pilots were able to eject, but were hospitalized with severe injuries.



The June 11 F-15C Eagle fighter, based on Kadena airbase on the Japanese island of Okinawa, crashed into the sea. The pilot had previously left the plane and was raised alive out of the water.



The 22 June lightweight A-29 Super-Tucano turboprop attack aircraft crashed at the White Sands missile range in New Mexico. The pilot was slightly injured. There is information about the death of the second crew member.



17 August T-38 from the 71-th flight training wing in the vicinity of the Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma fell on a farm pasture. Its owner gave water to the ejected pilot and took care of him until the first rescuers arrived.



September 11 T-38 from the 80 training wing crashed at Sheppard air base in Texas, deviating from the runway. Both pilots successfully ejected.

September 18 T-6A Texan II from the 12 training wing collapsed near the Rolling Oaks shopping center in the northeast of San Antonio, Texas. Two pilots got off with minor injuries.





September 28 for the first time (at least according to available data) crashed F-35B. It belonged to the VMFAT-501 training squadron. The crash happened near the US Marine Beaufort Air Base. The pilot successfully ejected and was taken to hospital due to injuries.



September 30 C-130J from the 744 Expeditionary Transport Squadron crashed shortly after taking off from the airfield of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. 6 crew members and 5 members of the NATO mission died. The military declared that the enemy forces were not involved in the tragedy.



13 November T-38 crashed at Laughlin Air Force Base. One of the pilots died, the other was sent to the nearest hospital for treatment.

December 6 as a result of the collision of KC-130J and F / A-18 Hornet crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan during refueling in the air. An 7 soldier died on an air tanker, one was saved. Subsequently, there was information about the rescue of another military, perhaps it was a fighter pilot.

In fact, as a result, the whole squadron is irretrievably lost.

Ministry of Defense is going through terrible year due to major aviation accidents.

- American experts say.
Photos used:
US MoD; https://twitter.com
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  1. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 5 January 2019 17: 39
    +9
    Yes, the year is really "horrible" - the losses are too small, there are thousands more boards waiting for their last flight to take place. ..
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 5 January 2019 17: 42
      +9
      Let the iron beat, and the pilots and their families feel sorry. Whatever nationality they are.
      1. 210ox
        210ox 5 January 2019 18: 21
        +11
        Aviation is such a thing. Another aspect is interesting. In the USA, I wonder who has pity on our victims and their families?
        1. shura7782
          shura7782 5 January 2019 20: 22
          +6
          There is! And not only in the USA.
        2. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 5 January 2019 21: 15
          +3
          Quote: 210ox
          Aviation is such a thing. Another aspect is interesting. In the USA, I wonder who has pity on our victims and their families?

          Do you think they transmit news about us, about incidents? I am however lagging around ...
      2. Sergey M. Karasev
        Sergey M. Karasev 6 January 2019 15: 41
        0
        [quote] [/ and the pilots and their families are sorry.quote]
        Is it worth sparing the Air Force personnel of a very likely enemy?
        Do you think they would be sorry for your families, firing rockets at the housing estate in the event of (God forbid) war?
        Finally. nobody drove them in the Air Force with Dubu. We knew in advance all the risks and dangers. Sami chose.
    2. Botanologist
      Botanologist 5 January 2019 20: 17
      +1
      The list is far from complete. The United States has annually irretrievable losses in aviation about 30 units, and the past year was not remembered for anything remarkable. Fighting and B-2 ("Spirit of Kansas"), and Raptors, and Lancers.
      1. frog
        frog 6 January 2019 14: 33
        0
        Duc, bring complete, if not difficult))) Or tell me where it lies .....
        1. Botanologist
          Botanologist 6 January 2019 15: 00
          +1
          https://lostarmour.info/
          or at http://aviation-safety.net/
          and there and there are not all incidents, but together you can understand the picture.
          1. frog
            frog 6 January 2019 15: 17
            0
            Grand mercy !!
  2. watchmaker
    watchmaker 5 January 2019 17: 45
    +7
    Well, they’re falling .... The Russians didn’t help them fall yet ....
  3. Hypersound
    Hypersound 5 January 2019 17: 50
    -1
    Balm for the soul good Thank you for the article drinks
    1. Slinqshot
      Slinqshot 6 January 2019 06: 16
      -3
      Oh, so you still drink glass with joy
  4. loki565
    loki565 5 January 2019 17: 50
    +2
    Moreover, they’ll build a machine for them, and prints day and night))) There are two aircraft carriers ordered right away, and we still think about how ours will look in 50 years))) Yes, even under the USSR, the American admiral said: you build those ships you can, and we build the ones we want)))
    1. Hypersound
      Hypersound 5 January 2019 17: 54
      0
      Why print? Now this is not necessary either - 2 clicks with the mouse and counts + trillion bucks)
      1. loki565
        loki565 5 January 2019 18: 06
        -1
        or like this)))
    2. bayard
      bayard 5 January 2019 18: 42
      0
      What will they build? F-35? They have nothing more to build for their Air Force. And they (F-35s) have a percentage of malfunctions like the old people before the write-off - 50%.
  5. Hypersound
    Hypersound 5 January 2019 17: 51
    +10
    But what about the hurricane that destroyed almost two dozen expensive F-2s almost immediately?


    "Last week, Hurricane Michael, which is said to be the most powerful in 50 years, struck Florida, virtually completely obliterating Tyndall Air Force Base from the face of the earth," writes Business Insider. Preliminary data suggests that the elements destroyed about seventeen F-22s. If we add to this the recent crash of the F-35 fighter, then a sad picture emerges of the state of the US Air Force. "


    Add to the article to make reading more enjoyable winked
    1. loki565
      loki565 5 January 2019 18: 09
      +1
      Yeah, they were under repair, and all that could fly were transferred to other airfields. The US general was making excuses why they hadn’t evacuated on the ground .... something like: it’s very difficult to dismantle the wings, and without that you won’t be lucky on the ground)))
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 5 January 2019 20: 23
        +1
        All victims of the F-22 hurricane were repaired, and they flew to another base.
        This will now be based on the F-35 squadron.
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 5 January 2019 21: 24
          +2
          Quote: voyaka uh
          This will now be based on the F-35 squadron.

          Ah, the right decision. This year the hurricane, seeing other aircraft on the "old" site, will decide that this is an OTHER base, and will fly to finish off THAT SAMU, from the F-22. wassat
        2. sivuch
          sivuch 6 January 2019 16: 46
          0
          WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US media reported that the US Air Force stealth fighter F22 was hurtled by hurricane and that at least 17 aircraft could have been wrecked. A huge hurricane "Michael" hit the southern part on October 12 is said to have hit the Tyndall Air Force base where the F 22 is deployed. Approximately 10% of F22 is hit.
          https://mainichi.jp/articles/20181016/k00/00m/030/033000c
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 6 January 2019 16: 54
            +1
            This was the initial message. When all the media were shocked by the power of the hurricane. The damage to the F-22 was exaggerated.
            Airplanes returned to service.
            1. sivuch
              sivuch 7 January 2019 09: 40
              0
              And you can link - what is already back? And then on the previous links, including and from Cherry Nine, this is not understood
    2. Botanologist
      Botanologist 5 January 2019 20: 20
      +13
      Do not flatter yourself, there was talk about 13 aircraft with damage. And damage is not destruction. Maybe the paint has worn off.
      Objectivity is needed, not LOSING!
    3. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 6 January 2019 17: 52
      +2
      Quote: Hypersound
      Preliminary data indicate that the elements destroyed about seventeen F-22s.

      And the final - not a single one.
      https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/8xj77k/hurricane-michael-might-have-damaged-more-than-a-dozen-prized-fighter-jets-at-a-florida-air-force-base
      1. sivuch
        sivuch 7 January 2019 09: 36
        0
        Have you even looked at what you are referring to?
        The Air Force won't say how many F-22s it lost to Hurricane Michael
        May. Malinda Singleton, a spokeswoman for the Air Force, would not disclose the extent of the damage or the number of jets that may have been damaged, but confirmed to VICE News that none have been destroyed.
  6. NordUral
    NordUral 5 January 2019 18: 01
    0
    Nothing joyful. Junk beats, and new rivet.
    1. tralmaster.
      tralmaster. 5 January 2019 19: 06
      +4
      Do not rivet .F-22 already and all the equipment is destroyed. Production is not possible in the near future.
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 5 January 2019 20: 22
        +1
        Fu-35 are riveted and they are sucked in to themselves and their allies.
      2. Hypersound
        Hypersound 6 January 2019 18: 05
        0
        In principle, restarting the production of F-22 is possible, but for a lot of money. The pre-bankrupt US simply does not have them
  7. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 5 January 2019 18: 08
    +2
    Yes, it's sad, probably, when you don't have your "brains" and you can't steal from abroad, like in the 90s, here the old 16-18 fonts live out their days, and you can't look at the new 35 without tears ...
    1. Alex_You
      Alex_You 5 January 2019 19: 14
      +1
      Tears of envy? Frankly, I can’t understand what the 35th objected to? As for me, a beautiful plane.
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 5 January 2019 20: 08
        +2
        If we had such an unfinished series launched with a bunch of jambs, I would be the first to spit here, and there would be no joy ...
        1. Botanologist
          Botanologist 5 January 2019 20: 22
          +4
          We did not let this into the series. "Doves of Peace" not only ran in the fleet, but also flew.
      2. Senior manager
        Senior manager 22 February 2019 06: 28
        0
        Quote: Alex_You
        As for me, a beautiful plane.

        I do not dispute your opinion, but it reminds me of a toad, and the point is not that it is striped. The eye is not nice.
  8. novobranets
    novobranets 5 January 2019 18: 17
    +17
    There is no accident for someone who does not fly. In the nineties, when the entire fleet of aircraft stood without kerosene and spare parts, there were almost no accidents either. What can not be taken away from the states is that the pilots there have a decent raid. But the coin has two sides, the more flights, the more flight accidents.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 5 January 2019 18: 49
      +22
      Honestly, I don’t understand the enthusiasm - they fly, they fight: a normal process. There are no incidents for those who do not fly. To deal with your accidents and disasters, so as not to be repeated in the future. They are not friends to us and we will not worry, but there is no reason to gloat merrily
  9. kdakda
    kdakda 5 January 2019 18: 19
    +3
    Keep up the pace.
  10. vit357
    vit357 5 January 2019 18: 44
    +1
    But where are the Ukrainians and liberals with the transfer of arrows to Russia?
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 5 January 2019 19: 53
      +1
      And no one shouts about the technological and industrial lag of the STGA !!! laughing
      Well, as has been said more than once: the more they fly, the more incidents. sad
  11. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 5 January 2019 20: 20
    +2
    Half of the accidents are training aircraft. Cadets learn what to do ...
    Of the newest aircraft, only one is lost - the F-35B.
    Given that the number of vertical landings of this type exceeded the round
    figure 1500, then one loss is not so terrible.
    1. vit357
      vit357 5 January 2019 22: 31
      +3
      yes, Ukrainians and Jews are incomparable in praising other people's virtues))) (a mean man’s tear of emotion rolled) oh yes, I understand your insult that I forgot to add Jews to the Ukrainians and liberals, sorry for the sake of your yacht)
    2. XXXIII
      XXXIII 6 January 2019 01: 43
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Half of the accidents are training aircraft. Cadets learn what to do ...
      Of the newest aircraft, only one is lost - the F-35B.

      Accidents because probably not everyone is able to fly, even if they teach it, it happens ...... smile
  12. gcn
    gcn 5 January 2019 20: 20
    0
    As I understand it, a quick (revealing) strike has passed, a time of a quick global strike. And somehow their losses in the planes are not encouraging. In fact, this is their main weapon after the winged ones. I don’t want to bomb, if ......
  13. APASUS
    APASUS 5 January 2019 21: 15
    +1
    So what led in the USA to the loss of almost an entire aviation connection? Lack of funds, a country that has the largest military budget in the world or the reason lies elsewhere ...................
  14. Larum
    Larum 5 January 2019 21: 39
    +1
    It would be interesting to compare their fallen and ours.
    The impression is 1/1 mu. although there are much more aircraft.
    1. Botanologist
      Botanologist 6 January 2019 13: 02
      +1
      On https://lostarmour.info/ lists of air losses. Compare.
      1. Cherry Nine
        Cherry Nine 6 January 2019 17: 59
        +1
        Quote: Botanologist
        On https://lostarmour.info/ lists of air losses. Compare.

        USA, 2011 - 44 accidents.
        2015 year - 37 accidents.
        2018 year - 26 accidents.

        Well done.

        Although, of course, you need to look not at the number of accidents, but at the ratio to the number of sorties.
        1. 1c-inform-city
          1c-inform-city 12 January 2019 00: 06
          0
          The number of sorties has almost halved compared to the 11th year. At the moment, the amer attack has already caught up, and in some cases is inferior to ours.
          Moreover, the number of accidents involving only the Apache helicopter in 18 years is 86 cases, of which 26 are fatal, the marines have endangered hair. The fact is that, due to cost savings, support firms refuse to provide services; they were all private.
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          2. Cherry Nine
            Cherry Nine 12 January 2019 00: 22
            0
            Quote: 1c-inform-city
            Moreover, the number of accidents involving only the Apache helicopter in 18 years is 86 cases, of which 26 are fatal.

            lostarmour.info is lying?
            Quote: 1c-inform-city
            The number of sorties has almost halved compared to the year 11

            Do you think or know this?
            Quote: 1c-inform-city
            At the moment, the amer attack has already caught up, and in some cases is inferior to ours

            And this is especially so?
      2. Larum
        Larum 8 January 2019 01: 37
        0
        Thank. But something doesn’t work there. Like 1/1 about.
  15. rehev931
    rehev931 5 January 2019 23: 09
    +3
    the one who does not fly does not fall !!!
  16. Zomanus
    Zomanus 6 January 2019 05: 18
    +2
    Well, they kind of fly our pain.
    When at our deck the number of sorties is at least equal to theirs,
    then it’s worth talking about the loss.
  17. irazum
    irazum 6 January 2019 10: 44
    +1
    In someone else's eye ... You have to count yours and try to do everything so that there are as few of them as possible. The "heroic" campaign "Kuzi" alone was worth what ...
  18. mmaxx
    mmaxx 6 January 2019 14: 15
    0
    She is such an aircraft. If the planes fall, then they fly. Who flies the most, he falls the most. These glands are heavier than air and their fall is only a matter of time.
  19. bzbo
    bzbo 6 January 2019 16: 13
    0
    WarIsBoring magazine, conducting its own investigation, found that the United States lost more than a dozen F-22 fighters in Florida, which is 10% of the entire fleet of "twenty-second" at the Tyndall base.
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 6 January 2019 17: 59
      0
      Quote: bzbo
      WarIsBoring Magazine

      And who is it?
  20. NF68
    NF68 6 January 2019 16: 21
    0
    Similar cases occur in any country where aviation is actively used.
  21. Leonid Har
    Leonid Har 6 January 2019 16: 40
    0
    And the crashed Su27 and in it the lieutenant colonel of the US Air Force?
    And in a storm not covered several F22 were turned upside down and badly damaged
  22. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 7 January 2019 00: 15
    0
    It would be necessary for mattresses to prompt our way of dealing with accidents. Maybe bite.
    It will be more useful for us than a dozen crashed during flights.
  23. Kibl
    Kibl 5 March 2019 16: 03
    0
    Half of the list is from the composition of the US occupation forces, the question is, what did you forget there for distant lands? Fly and beat on the ground firmament with stripes with stars!