User:De Administrando Imperio/List of minor wars aviation losses

Sri Lankan Civil WarEdit

War in Abkhazia (1992–1993)Edit

  • September 5, 1992 - Abkhazian forces shot down a Georgian helicopter (Mi-8 or Mi-24) near Carga Bzyb, by 14.5mm heavy machine-gun.[1]
  • December 14, 1992 - Georgian forces shot down a Russian Army Mi-8 helicopter by SA-14 MANPADs with the loss of three crew-members and 58 passengers, mainly Russian refugees.[2]
  • December 1992 - A Georgian Mi-8 was shot down near Vladimirovka by a Russian or Abkhazian SA-7 or SA-14.[3]
  • January 15, 1993 - A Russian Su-25 was shot down. It is possible that it was actually shot down by the Abkhazians: in fact, they claimed destruction of a Georgian Sukhoi on this day in this area as well.[4]
  • January 15, 1993 - A Georgian Mi-8T was shot down.[5]
  • March 19, 1993 - Georgian forces shot down a Russian Su-27 fighter with a S-75 SAM near Gudauta.[6] The pilot was killed.[7]
  • June 26, 1993 - A Russian Mi-24 was shot down.[8]
  • June 30, 1993 - A Russian Mi-8 was shot down.[9]
  • July 3, 1993 - A Russian Su-25 was shot down over Sukhumi.[10]
  • July 4, 1993 - A Russian Yak-52 reconnaissance aircraft was shot down.[11]
  • July 4, 1993 - A Russian Mi-8T was shot down in the Tkhvarcheli area.[12]
  • July 4, 1993 - A Georgian Su-25 was shot down by several SA-14s over Nizhnaya Eshera: the pilot attempted to eject at a very low altitude but hit the water surface in the process.
  • July 5, 1993 - Abkhazians shot down a Georgian Mi-24 over Sukhumi, and the Georgians admitted to have lost another Su-25 to their own anti-aircraft defences.[13]
  • July 7, 1993 - A Georgian Mi-8 transporting refugees was shot down over Otchamchira, killing 20.[14]
  • September 30, 1993 - A Georgian Mi-8 was shot down near Racaka.[15]
  • October 4, 1993 - A Georgian Mi-8 was shot down while transporting 60 refugees from eastern Abkhazia.[16]
  • December 1993 - A Georgian helicopter, probably an Mi-24 was shot down.[17]

Nepalese Civil War (1996–2006)Edit

  • July 15, 2001: The Maoist rebels shot down an army helicopter, injuring three soldiers.[18]
  • April 6, 2006: A Nepalese MI-17 helicopter engaged in anti-insurgent operations crashed in Malangawa, the Royal Nepalese Army said. It was unclear whether any of the crew aboard the fallen helicopter were injured, and the army was investigating whether it was shot down or if it crashed because of mechanical problems, the statement said. The rebels said they had shot down the helicopter.[19]

Eritrean-Ethiopian WarEdit

  • May 2, 1998: An Ethiopian MiG-23 crashed after being hit by AA artillery near Asmara. The pilot died.[20]
  • June 6, 1998: An Ethiopian MiG-21 was shot down while attacking the air base of Asmara. The pilot ejected and was captured.[21]
  • June 6, 1998: An Eritrean Aermacchi MB.339FD was shot down amid fighting near the town of Mekelle.[22]
  • November 1998: An Ethiopian L-39 was shot down in a friendly fire accident near Mekelle, with both Ethiopian pilots killed.[23]
  • November 1998: An Ethiopian Mi-35 helicopter crashed during a night training exercise near Sendafa, after hitting a power-line or pole, killing the crew and one Russian instructor.[24]
  • December 1998: An Ethiopian Su-27 crashed during a night-flying exercise, killing the pilot.[25]
  • January 6, 1999: An Ethiopian Su-27, piloted by a Russian pilot, crashed during test flights. The pilot ejected safely.[26]
  • February 14, 1999: An Ethiopian Mi-24 was shot down while attacking the front line close to Burre, some 72km south of Aseb. Both crew members were killed.[27][28]
  • February 25, 1999: An Eritrean Mig-29 was shot down in a dogfight with Ethiopian Su-27s.[29]
  • February 26, 1999: An Eritrean Mig-29 was shot down by an Ethiopian Su-27, allegedly piloted by a female pilot.[30]
  • March 18, 1999: An Ethiopian Mi-35 was damaged and captured by Eritrean forces.[31]
  • April 20, 1999: Two Ethiopian L-39 training jets were lost during non-related accidents near the Arba Minch airport. Both pilots died.[32]
  • May 15, 2000: An Ethiopian Su-25 attack plane was shot down by an ErAF Mig-29, killing the pilot.[33]
  • May 15, 2000: An EtAF Mi-35 was shot down by Eritrean AA defence.[34]
  • May 16, 2000: An ErAF MiG-29 crash-landed in Asmara after being hit by Ethiopian Su-27s.[35]
  • May 18, 2000: An EtAF MiG-21 and an ErAF MiG-29 were both destroyed in an air battle.[36]

Kargil WarEdit

  • May 27, 1999: Pakistan said it shot down two Indian jets - a MiG-21 and a MiG-27 - after they crossed into its territory. India said they were lost inside Indian territory. One pilot was killed, the other captured.[37]
  • May 28, 1999: Pakistani soldiers shot down an Indian Mi-17 helicopter. The crew of four was killed.[38]

2001 insurgency in MacedoniaEdit

  • March 18, 2001: A Macedonian military Mi-8 helicopter crashed on the outskirts of the northern city of Tetovo, killing a crewmember.[39]

Maghreb insurgencyEdit

  • July 2005: the GSPC terrorist group shoot down an Algerian military helicopter on a reconaissance over Mali.[40]

War in Darfur (2003–present)Edit

  • July 26, 2005: A Sudanese military Mi-17 helicopter crashed in Sudan's western Darfur region, killing all 19 people on board including four crew members. A statement by the Sudanese military forces attributed the accident to "the bad weather condition".[41]
  • February 24, 2008: Rebels claimed they shot down a government helicopter in Jebel Moun, West Darfur. The government said in a statement that a helicopter crashed following a technical failure and all the crew was accounted for.[42]
  • May 10, 2008: A government MiG-29 fighter jet was shot down by rebels during heir attack on Omdurman and Khartoum. A Russian mercenary pilot was killed.[43]

2004 French–Ivorian clashesEdit

  • November 6, 2004: Two Ivorian Su-25 attack planes and three Mi-24 gunships were destroyed by French forces in Abidjan after Ivorian attacks on French forces.[44]

Iran–PJAK conflict (2004–present)Edit

  • February 24, 2007. An Iranian helicopter crashed near the town of Khoy, killing 13 soldiers, including several members of the elite Revolutionary Guards and Said Qahari, the head of the Iranian army's 3rd Corps. PJAK quickly claimed to have shot down the helicopter using a shoulder-launched missile, killing 20 soldiers, including several senior officers, during an hour-long battle. Iran, however, blamed the crash on bad weather.[45]

Civil war in Chad (2005–present)Edit

  • November 28, 2006: A reconaissance plane, most probably an Aermacchi SF.260 supplied to Chad by Libya[46], was shot down in eastern Chad, a government spokesman said, and a rebel group claimed responsibility. The pilot was killed.[47]
  • January 19, 2008: Rebels claimed they shot down a Mi-24 near the border with Sudan’s Darfur region. There were no comments from the government.[48]
  • June 12, 2008: A Mi-35[49] crash-landed after taking part in attacks against rebels near the border with Sudan. No injuries were reported.[50]

2006 Lebanon WarEdit

  • July 20, 2006: Two IAF AH-64 Apache helicopters collided in northern Israel, near Kiryat Shmona. A pilot was killed and three others were injured.[51]
  • July 24, 2006: An IAF AH-64 Apache helicopter crash landed north of Safed as a result of an accident, killing the two pilots.[52][53]
  • August 12, 2006: Hezbollah shot down an IAF CH-53 Sea Stallion transport helicopter over southern Lebanon, killing five soldiers on board.[54][55][56]

War in Somalia (2006–present)Edit

  • December 25, 2006: An Ethiopian Mi-24 was shot down by Islamic Courts Union fighters.[57][58]
  • March 30, 2007: An Ethiopian Mi-24 was shot down in Mogadishu.[59]

War in North-West PakistanEdit

  • January 2, 2008: A US-made Cobra helicopter gunship of the Pakistan Army crash-landed after developing a technical problem in the restive tribal belt bordering Afghanistan but its two-member crew escaped unhurt.[60]
  • January 22, 2008: A T-37 trainer aircraft of Pakistan Air Force crashed in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), killing the pilot.[61]
  • February 6, 2008: A Pakistani army helicopter, probably a Bell 412[62], crashed in the South Waziristan region, killing eight persons, including a general and two brigadiers. The official reason given is that the crash was believed to have been caused by a technical fault in the helicopter.[63]
  • July 3, 2009: A Pakistani army Mi-17 helicopter crashed in the tribal region of Orakzai, killing 41 Pakistani security personnel. The cause of the crash is unclear, although officials said the most likely explanation was a technical failure.[64]
  • October 24, 2009: A Pakistani Mi-17 helicopter crashed in the restive Bajaur tribal region, killing three persons and injuring two others.[65][66]
  • February 11, 2010: A Pakistani helicopter gunship crashed in Nangrosa locality, killing two. The army said it occurred because of bad weather.[67]

LRA insurgencyEdit

  • December 24, 2008: Uganda said one of its MiG-21[68] fighter aircraft crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where regional forces are fighting a Ugandan rebel group. "The pilot, Bosco Opiyo, failed to recover the plane from diving and plunged into the ground, dying instantly, and the craft also caught fire. The accident is purely a technical accident", said Ugandan Army spokesman Paddy Ankunda.[69]

Shining Path insurgency in PeruEdit

  • September 3, 2009: Maoist guerrillas in Peru shot down a Peruvian air force helicopter, killing two airmen and wounding a third, the nation's defense minister has said. The helicopter was trying to evacuate three soldiers wounded in a rebel ambush and was possibly hit by machine-gun fire, Defense Minister Rafael Rey was quoted as saying in the state-run Andina news agency.[70]

Sa'dah insurgencyEdit

  • October 2, 2009 - Houthi rebels announced that they shot down a Yemen Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet in the al-Sha'af district in northern Yemen.[71] A senior Yemeni military official has denied the claim and said the plane ran into a mountain peak because of a technical fault. Contradicting state media, another Yemeni military commander told the AFP news agency that the aircraft had been "flying at low attitude" when it was hit.[72]
  • October 5, 2009 - A Yemen Air Force fighter plane attacking rebel positions in north Yemen crashed due to a technical fault. Yemeni military official said the Russian-made Sukhoi (most probably a Su-22) crashed while attacking a rebel position.[73] Houthi fighters say they have shot down the plane near their stronghold in the northern Yemeni region of Sa'ada.[74]
  • November 8, 2009 - A Yemeni fighter jet has crashed in an area blighted by fighting between Al Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government troops. The pilot ejected but was arrested by the Houthi rebels. Houthis claim to have shot down the plane.[75] Yemeni military officials confirmed the crash but claimed it was due to a technical mistake.[76]


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