The previous survey on aircraft casualties was published on 6 September. Three weeks later, enough information has accumulated to draw up new, unpleasant results.
On September 10, photos of an Mi-8 helicopter of the Libyan National Army, led by Khalif Haftar, which was captured in western Sirte by the forces of the opposing regime, appeared on the Internet. Having made an emergency landing, the LNA pilot fled the scene. The photos show damage to the fuselage and cockpit. The exact date of the incident is not known.
On September 15, a Pakistani Air Force JF-17 Block II fighter crashed near Pindi Geb, Punjab province, during a routine training mission. The pilot ejected safely. For the first time, the new PK16LE seat developed by the British company Martin-Baker was used, in which they stated that “they never celebrate the loss of any aircraft, but the first successful ejection of any seat modification gives them a great sense of pride in their products and the saved pilot's life. ". The cause of the accident was, most likely, the ingress of a bird into the engine.
On September 16, it became known about the crash of the Sikorsky S-76 helicopter of the Philippine Air Force, the flight of which took place in adverse weather conditions. Two pilots and two crew members were fatally injured.
On September 22, during a scheduled training flight, which took place in the Tver region, as a result of "friendly fire" a Russian Su-35 fighter jet shot down a Su-30 of the Russian Aerospace Forces from a cannon. The pilots of the fired plane ejected and landed safely.
On September 23, there were reports of the loss of an unknown model of a helicopter of the Libyan National Army in the area of the Al-Jufra airbase. According to media reports, the rotorcraft was carrying ammunition when the explosion occurred. According to a number of publications, four soldiers of the Russian PMC on board were killed.
On September 24, a multipurpose helicopter MD530F Cayuse Warrior of the Afghan Air Force crashed due to a technical malfunction in Baghlan province. Both crew members were killed. Helicopters of this particular model, produced in the USA, gradually became the main striking force of the army aviation Afghanistan, gradually replacing Russian rotary-wing aircraft.
On September 25, a Serbian Air Force MiG-21 fighter fell into the courtyard of a residential building near Loznica. As a result of the crash, the pilot was killed, one person on the ground was injured. The incident occurred against the backdrop of numerous training flights in preparation for the major military exercises "Cooperation 2020", scheduled for October.
On September 25, near the Chuguev airbase, an An-26Sh military transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force, which was carrying cadets of the Kharkov Air Force University, crashed on its approach to the runway. A car with one inoperative engine fell to the side of the road and caught fire. 26 people died.
As you can see, the number of various kinds of accidents with military aviation in September is great. It is a frank regret that the notorious human factor often intervenes in the situation.