List of Accidents and Incidents Involving Military Aircraft (2000–present) - 2012


  • 30 January – An Indian Air Force HAL HJT-16 Kiran Mk2 exploded in mid-air Iyancherry village in Kancheepuram district in South India. The two pilots ejected safely.
  • 3 February – Two Republic of China Air Force AT-3 trainers collide, one aircraft crashed near Fangliao and other landed safely. The two pilots of the crashed AT-3 ejected safely.
  • 10 February – A Peruvian Air Force Zlin Z-242L crashed at Pisco airfield, Peru killing the two crew.
  • 13 February – A Sri Lankan Air Force Mikoyan MiG-27M crashed at Dummalasooriya, Sri Lanka. The pilot ejected safely.
  • 13 February – A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24M crashed 90 km from Shagol airfield after engine problems. Both crew ejected safely.
  • 18 February – A United States Air Force Pilatus U-28A crashed six mile from Djibouti airport, killing all four crew members.
  • 21 February – A Royal Canadian Air Force Lockheed CC-130H Hercules is badly damaged by fire at Key West Naval Air Station in the United States.
  • 22 February – Two United States Marine Corps helicopters, a Bell UH-1Y and a Bell AH-1W, collide at night on the Yuma training range, Arizona, United States. All seven crew members were killed.
  • 24 February – A United States Navy F/A-18F on a training flight crashed into a dry lake bed 30 miles from Naval Air Station Fallon. The crew was recovered by helicopter.
  • 28 February – A Guatemala Air Force Bell UH-1H crashed in bad weather near Chacalte killing all ten on board.
  • 28 February – A United States Coast Guard HH-65C crashed during a training flight in Alabama. All four crew were killed.
  • 28 February – A Russian Sukhoi Su-30Mk2 crashed in the far east of Russia on a test flight prior to delivery to Vietnamese People's Air Force. Both pilots ejected.
  • 4 March – A Yemen Air Force Antonov An-26 transport plane destroyed by an explosion on the ground at Sana'a International Airport.
  • 5 March – An Indian Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000TH crashed near Babanbas. The two crew ejected safely.
  • 7 March – A Syrian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-23 was destroyed on the ground by an anti-tank missile.
  • 12 March – A Russian Air Force Kamov Ka-52 on a training flight crashed at Bolshaya Kiselen in western Russia, killing one crew at the scene and the other crew member died in hospital. This was the first accident involving the Ka-52.
  • 13 March – A Turkish Air Force Northrop NF-5A-2000 crashed on take off from Konya Air Base, Turkey, killing the pilot. The Turkish Stars aircraft was on a training flight.
  • 15 March – A Norwegian Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules crashed in a mountain range in Northern Sweden during the military exercise Cold Response, killing all 5 on board.
  • 16 March – A Turkish Army Aviation Sikorsky S-70A-28 crashed near Kabul, Afghanistan killing all 12 on board and four on the ground.
  • 19 March – An Ecuadorian Air Force Embraer A-29B crashed on a training flight near Manta Air Base, Ecuador. The two crew ejected safely.
  • 21 March – A United States Air Force F-16CG crashed neat Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The pilot ejected but was injured.
  • 26 March – - A Republic of China Air Force Sikorsky S-70C-6 crashed 20 km from Orchid Island, Taiwan during a rescue mission. One crew was rescued but five crew were missing.
  • 28 March – An Angolan Air Force Aerospatiale SA316B helicopter crashed near Lunondo, Angola, killing two and injuring four.
  • 28 March – A United States Air Force F-15E crashed in southwest Asia on a non-combat mission. The pilot was killed and a crewman got injured.
  • 29 March – A Venezuelan Air Force AS332B1 Super Puma crashed near Chparralito, Venezuela on an anti-narcotics mission, killing all seven on board.
  • 6 April – A McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet of the United States Navy crashed on take-off from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Both crew ejected. The aircraft crashed into a block of apartment complexes. No ground injuries were reported. However, another report states that the pilot and one individual on the ground suffered unspecified injuries of unknown severity. CNN U.S. News confirmed that the crew had ejected, but their condition is not specified.
  • 11 April – An MV-22B from USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) crashed near Agadir, Morocco, during a joint training exercise. Two Marines were killed and two others were seriously injured, and the aircraft was lost.
  • 4 May – A United States Air Force F-16 of the 421 Fighter Squadron crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range, pilot ejected safely.
  • 23 May – A Pakistan Army School of Aviation Schweizer 300C crashed into the Chenab river in Pakistan, two occupants killed.
  • 29 May – A Pakistan Air Force F-7PG of the 31 Fighter Wing was destroyed by fire during maintenance at Quetta airbase.
  • 30 May – A United States Navy T-45C of TW-2 crashed 40 miles southwest of Kingville, Texas, both occupants ejected safely.
  • 4 June – A student at the Brazilian Air Force Academy was killed when he accidentally ejected from an Embraer T-27 while waiting to take off at Pirassununga-Campo Fonetenelle, Brazil.
  • 12 June – A Pakistan Air Force Dassault Mirage 5D of 8 Squadron crashed near Uthal in south-west Pakistan, pilot ejected safely.
  • 12 June – A Belarus Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 from the 116 Attack Air Base crashed in the Grodno region, pilot killed.
  • 13 June – A United States Air Force Bell-Boeing CV-22 Osprey of the 8th Special Operations Squadron, 1st Special Operations Wing, crashed on the Eglin AFB reservation north of Navarre, Florida, during a routine training mission, injuring all five crew. Three of the airmen were flown to local hospitals and two were taken by ambulance.
  • 13 June – A Colombian Army Mil Mi-17-1V crashed following a post-maintenance flight test in north eastern Colombia, pilot killed and two passengers injured.
  • 20 June – A Sudanese Air Force PT-6A crashed at Port Sudan city airport, two crew killed.
  • 21 June – An Indonesian Air Force Fokker F-27 on a routine training flight crashed into a military housing complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing the pilot, co-pilot, and five trainees on board, as well as two toddlers and their nanny in a home. The aircraft went down while trying to land, crashing into houses about a mile from the runway. In addition to the three killed on the ground, twelve others were injured, two of them critically, in the eight homes damaged by the crash.
  • 22 June – A Turkish Air Force RF-4E Phantom crashed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea after being shot at by Syrian Air Defence Force, two crew killed.
  • 22 June – A Mexican Air Force SF260EU crashed into a mountain in western Mexico, two crew killed.
  • 22 June – A Mexican Navy AS656MB Panther went missing, aircraft was found six days later with all on board dead.
  • 23 June – A Colombian Army Cessna 208B Caravan crashed during near to Tocaima, all four on board killed.
  • 28 June – A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27UB crashed near Besovets during a weather-check flight, two pilots ejected safely but all Russian Su-27s were grounded pending investigation.
  • 29 June – A United States Navy MH-53 of HM-14 was destroyed fire after an emergency landing near Pohang, South Korea, all 12 on-board vacated the helicopter safely.
  • 1 July – A MAFFS-equipped Air Force Lockheed C-130H Hercules, assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard, crashed in southwest South Dakota while fighting White Draw Fire, killing four crew and seriously injuring two.
  • 3 July – Two UK Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4s crashed in Moray Firth, Scotland.
  • 20 July – A Royal Brunei Air Force Bell 212 crashed near Kuala Belait, Brunei killing 12 of the 14 on board.
  • 22 August – A Brazilian Air Force AMX hit a bird. All the electrical system and the engine were damaged.The pilot successfully landed
  • 25 August – A Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Bell 214 crashed in the Western Iran killing all three crew and on soldier on board.
  • 29 August – A United States Marine Corps Bell UH-1Y of HMLA-469 crashed in Helamand province, Afghanistan killing two soldiers from the 2nd Australian Commando Regiment.
  • 30 August – Two Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17s collide during a training flight 12 km from the Jamnagar airbase, all nine on board the two helicopters died.
  • 1 September – A United States Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet crashed in a remote range area of the Fallon Range Training Complex. The pilot ejected from the aircraft safely and was treated for minor injuries. The pilot and aircraft were from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
  • 6 September – A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-29 crashed into a hill near Chilta in the Siberian Military District killing the pilot, all Mig-29 flying was suspended.
  • 8 September – A Russian Army Mil Mi-35 crashed into a mountain in bad weather near North Cuacauss republic of Dagestan, all four on board killed.
  • 22 September – A Ukrainian Air Force Aero L-39 crashed after an engine fire on take-off from Chuguyiv airfield, pilot killed.
  • 21 November – A military plane of Antonov model has crashed in the Sana'a, capital of Yemen, killing all 10 people on board included five military officers.
  • 22 November – The pilot of the Czech subsonic one-seat military aircraft Aero L-159 Alca that crashed in central Bohemia was found dead in its wreckage.
  • 23 November – Two military aircraft OV-10 Bronco collide in the air during a demonstration flight near military El Libertador Air Base in the state of Aragua, Venezuela. One of the pilots is killed, guiding the aircraft away from a populated area. Three soldiers are also injured in the crash.
  • 5 December - A South African Air Force Douglas C-47TP crashed in the Drakensberg Mountains killing all eleven people on board.
  • 6 December – A Brazilian Air Force AMX has collided with power lines in the state of Santa Catarina. The pilot died.

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