On 29.08.2016 the F/A-18C Hornet with tail number J-5022 crashed on a training flight in the Susten area
four minutes after taking off from the military airfield Meiringen. The pilot has been found dead.
A Patrouille Suisse F-5E Tiger with tail number J-3086 crashed near Leeuwarden, NL after a collision with
J-3088 in the air on 09.06.2016. No victims on ground, the pilot ejected.
The Swiss F/A-18D Hornet with tail number J-5235 crashed on 14.10.2015 during a training exercise in France.
The pilot ejected safely.
The Hawker Hunter jet G-BXFI (carrying military markings WV372) crashed on 22.08.2015 after a loop in a
display flight at the Shoreham Airshow, U.K. Four cars were reportedly hit by the aircraft. Sadly eleven people
lost their life.
USAF F-16C 91-0366 from Spangdahlem Air Base crashed on 11.08.2015 in Germany in a forest after a
reported mechanical failure. The pilot jettisoned the drop tanks and ejected safely. I logged this viper
in England four years ago.
A two-seat JAS-39 Gripen fighter of the Hungarian military with registration number 42 crashed in a field
beyond a runway at the Caslav military air base in Czech Republic on 19.05.2015. The two-pilot Hungarian
crew were unable to successfully finish the breaking manoeuvre during landing. Both pilots were forced to
eject, but they were safe and without injuries. The aircraft was considerably damaged, with the wing and
tail both busted and the cockpit completely torn off. My last picture of this bird was at the Nato Tiger Meet
Schleswig-Jagel air base, Germany in 2014.
A U.S. Air Force fighter jet pilot has survived with just minor injuries after ejecting from the F-15D 86-0182
which crashed in a field on 08.10.2014. The military aircraft went up in flames after coming down around
3.30pm as it was flying at Broadgate, Weston Hills, near Spalding in the UK. This aircraft based at RAF
Lakenheath was part of the static display at Payerne Airshow 2014. I photographed this bird at the arrival
day on 05.09.2014.
Four Airmen were killed on 07.01.2014 in the U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crash at about
6 p.m. near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast in the UK. My last picture of the serial 88-26109 was taken at
A Swiss Air Force F/A-18D with the serial J-5237 crashed on 23.10.2013 at Looper, Alpnachstaad. The Pilot
and the Backseater were killed. My last picture was taken at Air Base Meiringen.
An U.S. Air Force F-16D 88-0165 crashed at Luke AFB, Arizona on 26.06.2013 after a bird strike. The Pilots
ejected safely. My last picture was taken at Luke AFB, Arizona.
A Red Arrows Hawk T1 aircraft crashed into a field near Throop Mill, one mile from Bournemouth
Airport following a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. The pilot of Red 4, died in the accident.
My last picture of the XX179 was taken on a take-off with a black Hawk at RAF Fairford.
The Red Arrows pilot ejected from the BAe Hawk T1 XX233 following the collision over Hellenic Air Force Base
in Kastelli during a pre-season exercise. My last photo of this Hawk was at RAF Fairford.
US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320-200, registered N106US, operating a US Airways scheduled
domestic commercial passenger flight from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Seattle–Tacoma International
Airport in SeaTac, Washington, with a stopover at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte,
North Carolina. On January 15, 2009, at 3:27 p.m. EST, the plane struck a flock of Canada geese during its
initial climb out, lost engine power, and ditched in the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan with no loss of life.
I photographed the damaged plane at Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte.