List of aviation accidents and incidents during the Iraq War

This list of aviation accidents and incidents during the Iraq War includes accidents and incidents with Coalition and civilian aircraft during the Iraq War.

At least 116 helicopters and 20 fixed-wing aircraft have been lost in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. At least 41 of the crashes have been attributed to hostile fire such as anti-aircraft artillery and surface-to-air missiles. In March 2007, Brig. Gen. Stephen Mundt said that 130 helicopters had been lost in both Iraq and Afghanistan, about a third to hostile fire, and he was concerned that they were not being replaced fast enough. []
* July 2 - OH-58D Kiowa 91-0560 from 3-17 CAV was shot down along a canal south of Baghdad in Babil province with small arms, both pilots were rescued by strapping themselves onto the stub wings of an AH-64 Apache. Helicopter was later destroyed. [cite news |url=|title=Task Force Marne pilots rescued from downed helicopter|publisher=Official press release|date=2007-07-03|accessdate=2007-07-03] [ 1991 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* May 29 - OH-58D(R) Kiowa 93-0978 from B Troop/2-6 CAV was shot down between Baquba and Muqdadiyah with small arms, killing the chopper's two pilots. [cite news |url=
title=Chopper attack, bombs kill 10 U.S. troops in Iraq||date=2007-05-29|accessdate=2007-05-30
] [cite news|url=
title=10 GIs Die In Iraq On Memorial Day|publisher=CBS News|date=2007-05-29
] [ ARMY AIR CREWS: Kiowa Crewmembers Line of Duty Deaths ] ]
* April 15 - Two British Aérospatiale Puma helicopters were involved in a mid-air collision near Taji, north of Baghdad. Both aircraft crashed, with two personnel killed and one seriously injured. [cite news
url=,,2057841,00.html|title=Two killed in Iraq midair collision|publisher=Guardian Unlimited|date=2007-04-16|accessdate=2007-05-31
* April 5 - A UH-60 Black Hawk carrying nine is shot down in Latifiya using anti-aircraft heavy machine guns, 4 were wounded. [cite news
title=Al-Qaida claims it downed US helicopter in Iraq
publisher=The Jerusalem Post
] [cite news
title=U.S. Helicopter Incidents in Iraq
publisher=Guardian Unlimited
] [cite news
title=4 Injured After US Helicopter Crashes South of Baghdad
publisher=Voice of America
author=Margaret Besheer
*March 1 - An OH-58D made a hard landing south of Kirkuk, injuring both crewmembers, and becomes entangled in overhanging wires before hitting the ground. [cite news
title=US copter makes "hard landing" in northern Iraq
publisher=The Peninsula On-line
] Reports had varied whether the crash was due to a mechanical [cite news
title=U.S. helicopter makes 'hard landing' in Iraq; Baghdad quieter
publisher=International Herald Tribune
] or electronic failure [] and whether it was shot down. [ [ Iraqi News] ]
*February 21 - A UH-60 Black Hawk was hit by RPG and small arms fire north of Baghdad and made a hard landing; all nine military personnel on board were rescued. [cite news
title=U.S. helicopter shot down in Iraq - Troops aboard all rescued
* February 7 - CH-46E Sea Knight from HMM-364 shot down, by a shoulder-fired missile, in al-Karma, outside Fallujah, killing all 7 on board. [cite news
title=U.S. helicopter crash in Iraq kills seven
publisher=USA Today
] [ [ Light Warfare - ] ] [ [ "Possible video of the incident"] , LiveLeak, 9 February 2007]
* February 2 - AH-64 Apache 02-5337 from A Company/1-227 Avn, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division shot down, apparently by a combination of gunfire and a shoulder-fired missile, near Taji, killing the two pilots. [cite news
title=Military: U.S. Apache Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq
] [cite news
title=US helicopter 'shot down' in Iraq
publisher=BBC News
] [cite news
title=Fourth Army copter downed in Iraq; 2 crew killed
publisher=The Seattle Times
author=Bassem Mroue
* January 28 - AH-64 Apache from 4-227th Avn, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division shot down by hostile fire during the Battle of Najaf, killing the two pilots. [ "US-Iraqi Forces Kill 250 Militants in Najaf"] , The Age, 29 January 2007]
* January 25 - A UH-60 Black Hawk shot down by gunfire near Hit. All aboard survive the incident. [cite news
title=Insurgents Stepping Up Efforts to Down U.S. Helicopters in Iraq
author=James Glanz
publisher=New York Times
* January 20 - A UH-60 Black Hawk from C Company/1/131 Avn [ [ ARMY AIR CREWS: Blackhawk Crewmembers Line of Duty Deaths ] ] shot down by a combination of several heavy machine guns and a shoulder-fired missile north-east of Baghdad. All 12 crew and passengers on board are killed in the incident. [] [cite news
url=|title=Black Hawk Likely Shot Down in Iraq|author=Jonathan Karl|publisher=ABC News|date=2007-01-22|accessdate=2007-05-31


* December 11 - CH-53E Super Stallion 164785 from HMH-465 carrying 21 personnel crashed in Al Anbar Province. The helicopter experienced a brownout killing 1 and injuring 17. [ [ "Incident Date 061211 HMH-465 CH-53E BuNo unknown Crashed on takeoff"] , USMC Combat Helicopter Association, 8 February 2007] Helicopter was written off. [ US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos-Third Series (164196 to ??) ] ]
* December 3 - CH-46E Sea Knight from HMM-165 carrying 16 personnel made an emergency landing on Lake Qadisiyah in Al Anbar Province. Four of the passengers drowned in the incident. [ [ "Incident Date 061203 HMM-165 CH-46E unknown Mechanical failure"] , USMC Combat Helicopter Association, 8 February 2007]
* November 6 - AH-64D Apache from A Company/1-82nd ARB attached to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade crashes north of Baghdad, killing the two pilots. [ ARMY AIR CREWS: Apache Crewmembers Line of Duty Deaths ] ]
* September 7 - CH-53D Sea Stallion (157146) from HMH-463 made nighttime hard landing in Al Anbar Province and later was written off. [ [ US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos Third Series (156170 to 160006)] , Joe Baugher's Home Page]
* August 8 - A UH-60 Black Hawk 86-24535 from 82nd AAC (MEDEVAC) attached to 3rd MAW crashes in Anbar, killing two crew members and injuring four. [cite news|url=|title=2 U.S. Soldiers Missing After Helicopter Crash In Iraq||date=2006-08-08|accessdate=2007-11-29] [ [ Lufkin and Nacogdoches |Our Apologies ] ]
*July 18 - A Mil Mi-24 (Polish Air Force) crashes in Air Base in Al Diwaniyah, injuring 4 crew and 3 passengers.
* July 13 - AH-64D Apache from 4-4 Avn shot down south of Baghdad. The two pilots survive. [cite news|title=US Army Soldiers Survive Helicopter Crash in Iraq|url=||date=2006-06-13|accessdate=2007-11-29]
* May 27 - AH-1W SuperCobra 164591 from HMLA-169 crashed into Lake Habbaniyah, killing the pilot and a maintenance ground crew member on board.
* May 14 - AH-6M from 1-160th SOAR shot down during combat operations in Yusufiyah, southwest of Baghdad, killing the two crewmen. [ [ ARMY AIR CREWS: Cayuse Crewmembers Line of Duty Deaths ] ]
* May 6 - A Westland Lynx AH.7 (Royal Navy) from 847 Squadron is shot down with a SA-14 over Basra, killing five crewmen and crashing into a house. [cite news |url=
title=British helicopter that crashed in Iraq last year was shot down, investigation concludes |publisher=International Herald Tribune|date=2007-04-27 |accessdate=2007-05-30
] [ [ 060427-01 | PRESS RELEASE: Special Operations Soldier dies in Iraq ] ]
* April 1 - AH-64D Apache from 4-4 Avn shot down southwest of Baghdad, killing the two crewmen.
* January 16 - AH-64D Apache 03-5385 from B Company/1-4 Avn shot down north of Baghdad, killing the two pilots.
* January 13 - OH-58D Kiowa 95-0021 from 1-10th Avn shot down outside Forward Operating Base Courage, outside Mosul, killing the two pilots.
* January 7 - UH-60L Black Hawk 91-26346 from B Company/1-207th Avn crashes near Tal Afar in bad weather, killing 12 people on board. Reports suggest it was not shot down. [cite news |url=
title=U.S. helicopter crash kills 12 in Iraq ||date=2006-01-09 |accessdate=2007-06-08


* December 26 - An AH-64D Apache 03-5375 from 1-4 Avn collides with another Apache near Baghdad, both crewmembers are killed. [ ARMY AIR CREWS: Apache Crewmembers Line of Duty Deaths] ] Second AH-64 wasn’t destroyed.
* November 2 - An AH-1W SuperCobra 165321 from HMLA-369 shot down near Ramadi, killing the two pilots. [ [ Two U.S. Marines killed in helicopter crash in Iraq - Pravda.Ru] ]
* August 30 - An OH-58D(I) Kiowa 90-0037 from 4-3rd ACR crashed in Iraq.
* August 12 - An AH-64A Apache 90-0442 from C Company/8/229th Avn crashes near Kirkuk, injuring both crewmembers. Helicopter is written off. [ [ 1990 USAF Serial Numbers] ]
* July 19 - AH-64D Apache 02-5319 from 1-3rd Avn crashes in Iraq, injuring the two pilots. Helicopter is written off. [ [ 2002 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* July 2 - A CH-47D Chinook 85-24335 from C Company/159th Avn destroyed in a fire on the ground at Ramadi Camp. [ [ Boeing's CH-47 Chinook 85-24335] ]
* June 27 - An AH-64D Apache from 3-3rd Avn is shot down by a shoulder-fired missile near Mishahda, killing the two pilots. [cite news|url=,2933,160754,00.html|title=U.S. Helicopter Crash Kills 2 in Iraq|publisher=Fox News|date=2005-06-27|accessate=2008-06-05]
* May 31 - An Italian AB-412 helicopter crashes near Nasiriyah, killing the four soldiers on board. [cite news|url=|title=Italy copter crash in Iraq kills 4||date=2005-05-31|accessdate=2007-12-19]
* May 26 - An OH-58D(I) Kiowa 93-0989 from 1-17th CAV is shot down with small arms near Baquba, killing the two crewmen. [ ARMY AIR CREWS: Kiowa Crewmembers Line of Duty Deaths] ] [cite news|title=US helicopter shot down in Iraq||url=|date=2005-05-27|accessdate=2008-02-04]
* May 21 - A CH-47D Chinook 87-00102 from B Company/4-123rd Avn crashes in Iraq due to failure of both engines. Five crewmen injured. Helicopter was blown in-place. [ [ Boeing's CH-47D Chinook 87-00102 ] ]
* April 17AH-64D Apache 03-5370 from 4-3rd ACR made hard landing near Baghdad. [ [ 2003 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* January 28 - An OH-58 Kiowa 96-0019 from 1-7th Cav crashes in Baghdad after hitting electrical wires, killing the two crewmen.
* January 26 - A CH-53E Super Stallion 164536 from HMH-361 crashes in Al-Anbar province, killing 30 U.S. Marines and one Navy sailor. [cite news |url=
title=Deadliest day for U.S. in Iraq war - Weather suspected in chopper crash that killed 31 troops||date=2005-01-26 |accessdate=2007-06-08
] [cite news|title=Marine Helicopter Crash Kills 31 in Iraq|url=|date=2005-01-26|accessdate=2008-06-07|publisher=Iraqi Freedom Heroes]


* December 15 - A PZL W-3WA Sokół 0902 from 25 BKP crashes near Karbala due to pilot error; three Polish soldiers are killed and four injured. [cite news|url=||title=Helicopter crash kills 3 Polish troops|date=2004-12-15|accessdate=2008-03-28]
* December 9 - AH-64A Apache 91-0012 from A Company/1-151st Avn hit a UH-60L Black Hawk 82-23668 from N Company/4-278th ACR on the ground at a Mosul base, killing the two Apache pilots and wounding four soldiers on board the Black Hawk. Both helicopters destroyed.
* November 12 - UH-60A Black Hawk from 1-106th Avn shot down northeast of Baghdad, wounding three of the four crew members. [ [ U.S. forces in Falluja meet more fierce resistance | Article from International Herald Tribune | HighBeam Research ] ]
* November 11 - AH-1W SuperCobra 161021 from HMLA-169 was shot down by RPG and small arms fire near Fallujah. It was destroyed by Iraqi rebel forces, crew recovered intact. [ [ Naval Air Accidents 2004 ] ]
* October 16 - Two OH-58D Kiowas 94-0172 and 97-0130 from 1-25th Avn collide near Baghdad, killing two pilots aboard the first craft, and wounding two aboard the other. [ [ 1997 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* September 23 - AH-64D Apache 5292 (B Company/1-227th Avn) crashed near Tallil AB, Iraq when pilot lost control following tail rotor problem. [ [ 2002 USAF Serial Numbers] ]
* September 21 - UH-60A Black Hawk 87-24579 from A Company/1-244th Avn crashes near Nasiriyah, wounding three crew members. [ [ 1987 USAF Serial Numbers] ]
* September 8 - CH-46E Sea Knight 153372 crashed and burned out near Al-Buaisa probably because of enemy fire; all four crew members injured. [ [ US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos-Third Series (150139 to 156169)] ]
* September 4 - OH-58D Kiowa shot down over Tal Afar, Iraq; both pilots safe.
* August 11 - CH-53E Super Stallion 164782 from HMM-166 (Reinforced) crashes in the Al-Anbar province, killing two Marines and wounding three others.
* August 8OH-58D(I) Kiowa 96-0015 made emergency landing north of Baghdad after being hit by RPG. Crew unhurt. [ [ 1996 USAF Serial Numbers] ]
* August 5 - UH-1N Huey 160439 from HMM-166 shot down near Najaf; crew wounded. [ US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos-Third Series (160007 to 163049) ] ] Helicopter was later written off. [ [ Curtis A. Utz, Mark L. Evans, Dale J. Gordon. The Year in Review. Naval Aviation News, July-August 2005] ]
* July 19 - near Basra, a British HC.1 Aérospatiale Puma XW221 of 33 RAF Squadron crashes, killing one crewman and injuring two others. []
* June 24 - AH-1W SuperCobra 163939 shot down in Fallujah; pilots safe. [ US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos-Third Series (163050 to 164195) ] ]
* June 12 - OH-58D(R) Kiowa 94-0171 from A Co/1-25th Avn crashes north of Baghdad; both pilots safe. [ [ 1994 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* April 26CH-46E Sea Knight 153389 from HMM-161 made hard landing in brownout conditions in Al Anbar province; took additional damage during transportation and later was written off. [ [ US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos-Third Series (150139 to 156169) ] ]
* April 26 - OH-58D(I) Kiowa 91-0567 from P Troop/4/2nd ACR made emergency landing at Kut after engine problem and burned out. Both crewmembers safe.
* April 16 - CH-47D Chinook 92-0301 from C Company/193rd Avn (Hawaii Air National Guard) made hard landing during sandstorm and was later destroyed. Crewmemers safe. [ 1992 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* April 12 - MH-53M Pave Low 69-5797 of 16th SOW/20th SOS shot down by RPG near Fallujah, three on board are wounded. Helicopter was later destroyed. [ [ 1969 USAF Serial Numbers ] ] [ [ Dagger Point: Major Edwards shares his experience of getting shot down ] ]
* April 11 - An AH-64D Apache 02-5301 from C Company, 1-227 AVN shot down west of Baghdad, killing both pilots.
* April 7 - OH-58D Kiowa crashes near Baquba after being hit by ground fire; pilots rescued.
* March 30 - Two AH-1W SuperCobras 163947 and 164595 of HMLA-775 collide near Al Taqaddum, Iraq; pilots rescued. Both helicopters destroyed.
* February 25 - OH-58D(R) Kiowa 97-0124 crashed in Iraq with 4-3rd ACR, after striking electrical wires west of Baghdad, killing the two pilots. [cite news|url=|title=2 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash|date=2004-02-25|accessdate=2007-06-08
* January 25 - A OH-58D Kiowa (93-0957) from 3-17 CAV crashes into the Tigris River during a rescue mission, after hitting electrical wires, killing both pilots.
* January 23 - A OH-58D Kiowa (93-0950) from 3-17 CAV crashes just after take-off outside Mosul, killing both pilots.
* January 13 - AH-64 Apache from 4-3 CAV shot down near Habbaniyah, pilots rescued.
* January 8 - A UH-60 Black Hawk (86-24488) from 571st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) shot down near Fallujah, killing 9 crew and passengers. [cite news
title=Helicopters shot down or crashed in Iraq
publisher=USA Today
* January 2 - An OH-58D Kiowa 90-0370 from 1-17 CAV (assigned to 1-82 Avn) shot down near Fallujah, killing a pilot.
* January 1UH-60L Black Hawk 93-26514 (4-1091st AVN) made hard landing. [ [ 1993 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]


* December 11 - AH-64D Apache from 1-101st Avn crash-landed due to the APU clutch failing and starting a fire in flight and subsequently burned to the ground convert|15|mi|km south of Mosul. The pilots survived. [ [ Suicide attack on US forces claims one - ] ]
* December 9 - An OH-58 Kiowa helicopter is hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, forcing a crash landing. Both crewmembers survive. [ [ DefenseLink News Article: U.S. Army Helicopter Forced Down in Iraq; Crew OK ] ]
* November 25 - OH-58D Kiowa 96-0040 crashed after its tail rotor struck ground. [ [ 1996 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* November 21OH-58D Kiowa 92-0605 from D Troop 1/17 CAV written off, reason unknown.
* November 15 - Mosul, two UH-60L Black Hawks from 4-101 Avn (93-26531) and 9-101 Avn (94-26548) collide and crash after one aircraft coming under fire; 6 and 11 soldiers (crew and passengers) on board are killed, respectively, and 5 others on board the first AC are injured. [ [ BBC NEWS | Middle East | US helicopters crash over N Iraq ] ]
* November 7 - UH-60L Black Hawk 92-26413 (or 92-26431) from 5-101 Avn shot down by a MANPAD near Tikrit; all four crew, and both passengers from the Department of the Army are killed. [ [ Crash Kills 6 GIs] ]
* November 2 - near Fallujah, CH-47D Chinook 91-0230 of Detachment 1/F Company/106th Avn shot down with an SA-7 missile; 16 soldiers killed, 26 wounded. [cite news
url=|title=Helicopter crash kills 16 soldiers headed for leave|date=2007-11-03|accessdate=2007-06-08
* October 30 - AH-64D Apache 00-5211 (ex AH-64A 86-9009) of 6-6th Cav crashed near Balad AAF, Iraq, and burned out. Both crewmembers are safe. [ 2000 USAF Serial Numbers] ]
* October 25 - UH-60L Black Hawk crashes and burns out after reportedly being hit by an RPG near Tikrit, 5 soldiers injured. [ - Helicopters shot down or crashed in Iraq] ]
* October 23 - AH-64D Apache 00-5219 (ex AH-64A 86-8972) from 1-101st Avn crashed in Iraq while approaching to land at Kirkuk. The APU clutch failed and started a fire in flight. Aircraft landed safely but fuselage was almost completely burnt through.
* October 13 - OH-58D (93-0991) from C Troop, 1/17th CAV crashed inside Iraq, pilots survive.
* October 7 - OH-58D Kiowa (92-0578) crashed inside Iraq, pilots survive.
* September 2 - A soldier is killed as a UH-60L Black Hawk from 2-501 Avn rolls over during a nighttime troop insertion southwest of Baghdad. [ [ DefenseLink News Release: DoD Identifies Army Casualties] ]
* August 28 - CH-47D Chinook 88-0098 from F Company/159th Avn written off in Iraq.
* August 14 - AH-64D Apache 01-5241 (ex AH-64A 87-0507) of 1-14th Avn crashed in Iraq. [ [ 2001 USAF Serial Numbers] ]
* June 19AH-64A Apache 87-0498 of R Company, 4-3 ACR made hard landing following inflight fire. Helicopter was written off. [ [ 1987 USAF Serial Numbers ] ]
* June 12 - AH-64D Apache of 101st Avn helicopter shot down near Baghdad, both crewmembers survive. [ [ Iraq: U.S. Central Command Says Apache Was Downed By Hostile Fire] ]
* May 19 - CH-46E Sea Knight 156424 of HMM-364 crashes in Al-Hilla, killing four Marines; another Marine drowns trying to rescue the crew. [cite web|title=Marine Deaths in Iraq, Marines killed in Action, May 18-19 2003|url=|accessdate=2007-07-31]
* May 9 - UH-60A Black Hawk 86-24507 of 571st Medical Company (AA) crashes into Tigris River, killing two pilots and crew chief. [ [ Results - News Release Generator] ]
* May 6 - OH-58D Kiowa 94-0163 of N Troop 4-3 ACR crashes near Al Asad and burns out. One crewmember injured. [ [ 1994 USAF Serial Numbers] ]
* April 30 - A Marine CH-53E Super Stallion 162486 of HMH-465 crashes near Najaf and burns out. Crew escaped.
* April 14 - A Marine AH-1W SuperCobra 163940 of HMLA-169 crashes near Samarra, injuring both pilots. Helicopter was later destroyed.
* April 6 - UH-60 Blackhawk 93-26522 from B Co/4-101st Avn crashes inside Iraq, crew survive. [ [ MG Thurman Testimony ] ]
* April 5 - AH-1W SuperCobra 161020 of HMLA-267 crashes, killing both pilots. []
* April 2 - A UH-60A Black Hawk (94-26557) of B Company/2-3rd Avn is shot down near Karbala, killing 7 soldiers and injuring 4 more. [cite news|url=|publisher=People's Daily Online|date=2003-04-03|accessate=2007-12-01|title=Iraq Shot down US F/A-18 Hornet, Black Hawk Helicopter]
* March 31 - AH-64D Apache 84-24201 of C Company/1-3rd Avn crashes on landing in Iraq, injuring the two pilots. Helicopter was written off. [ apache]
* March 30 - UH-1N Huey 160620 of HMLA-169 crashes; three die. []
* March 28 - Two AH-64D Apaches, 97-5032 (A Co) and 98-5068 (B Co) of 2-101st Avn crash in Iraq; one pilot injured.cite book | last = Bernstein | first = Jonathan | title = Ah-64 Apache Units of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom | publisher = Osprey Publishing (UK) | city = Oxford | year = 2005 | isbn = 1841768480 | pages = pp. 53-54 ]
* March 28 - OH-58D Kiowa 95-0006 from A Troop/2-17th Cav crashes in Iraq, pilots survive.
* March 27 - OH-58D Kiowa 95-0024 from C Troop/2-17th Cav crashes in Iraq, pilots survive.
* March 26 - UH-1N Huey 160444 of HMLA-269 made hard landing in sandstorm and was written off.
* March 23 - AH-64D Apache 85-25407 from C Company/1-227th Avn shot down during attack on Republican Guard; two pilots taken prisoner. [] Helicopter was later destroyed by Coalition aviation.
* March 22 - Two Royal Navy ASaC.7 Sea Kings XV650 'CU-182' and XV704 'R-186' of 849 Squadron/A Flight collide over the Persian Gulf, killing six British soldiers and one American. [ [ - 7 killed as UK helicopters collide - March 22, 2003] ]
* March 20 - CH-46E Sea Knight 152579 of HMM-268 crashes in Kuwait 9 kilometres from Iraqi border, killing eight British Marines of 42 CDO and four Marines.
* March 19 - MH-53M Pave Low 67-14993 of 20th SOS carrying special forces crashes in southern Iraq. No one is killed. The craft was later destroyed to prevent capture. [ [ H53_History ] ]

Fixed-Wing Aircraft

* June 27, 2008 - The flight crew of a C-130 Hercules executed an emergency landing in a barren field northeast of Baghdad International Airport at about 1:45 p.m. local time June 27. All crewmembers and passengers are accounted for, and have been transported to nearby Sather Air Base, Iraq, for evaluation and any treatment, as required. Damage to the aircraft has not been determined. There is no indication of any hostile/enemy fire in this incident. [cite news|url=|title=C-130 makes emergency landing in Baghdad field|publisher=Air Force Link|date=2008-06-27|accessdate=2008-07-05]
* January 7, 2008 - Two F/A-18 fighter jets crashed during an Iraq-related mission in the Gulf, pilots rescued [cite news|url=|title=Navy Fighter Jets Crash in Persian Gulf|publisher=Associated Press|date=2008-01-08|accessdate=2008-01-08]
* July 16, 2007 - A US F-16 crashed. The pilot survived. The crash was an accident. [cite news
title=U.S. F-16 warplane crashes in Iraq, pilot uninjured
publisher=Xinhua News Agency
* June 15, 2007 - A US F-16 crashed on takeoff. The pilot was killed and the cause is under investigation. [cite news
title=DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
publisher=U.S. Department of Defence
] [cite news
title=Pilot killed in an F-16 fighter crash on takeoff in Iraq, Air Force says.
publisher=International Herald Tribune
* February 11, 2007 - A British C-130 Hercules was destroyed by coalition forces after being heavily damaged in a night landing in southern Iraq; two were injured. The aircraft was struck by two improvised explosive devices placed by insurgents, upon landing at a temporary runway in Maysan Province. [cite news|url= "Hercules destroyed to safeguard equipment"||date=2007-02-17|accessdate=2007-02-17] [ [ Ananova - MoD covered up truth about Hercules] ]
* November 27, 2006 - F-16C/J (90-0776) from the 524th Fighter Squadron crashes near Fallujah while on a low-altitude ground-strafing run. The pilot, Major Troy Gilbert, was killed. [cite news|url=|publisher=Al Jazeera|title=US F-16 goes down in Iraq|date=2006-11-27|accessdate=2007-12-21]
* May 2, 2005 - Two F/A-18C Block 39/40 Hornet fighter jets of VMFA-323, BuNos 164721 and 164732, collide over south-central Iraq, during a sortie from USS Carl Vinson, killing the two pilots. [cite news
title=Second Pilot Identified in F/A-18 Crash
publisher=United States Navy
* January 30, 2005 - A British C-130K Hercules C.1P XV179 was shot down north of Baghdad, killing 9 Royal Air Force crew and one British soldier. [cite news
title=Ten feared dead in Hercules crash
publisher=BBC News
] [cite news
title=Video 'shows UK plane crash'
* December 29, 2004 - An American Special Forces MC-130H Hercules (c/n 382-5054, 16th SOW, 15th SOS) is written off while landing on Q-West airfield near Mosul, Iraq, though no one was hurt. The pilot was unaware a large pit had been dug in the runway. [ [ 2004 Nightmare C-130 Iraq ] ]
* June 12, 2003 - F-16CG A United States Air Force F-16C Block 40B Fighting Falcon 88-0424 of 388th FW/421st FS crashes near Baghdad due to fuel starvation. The pilot ejected safely.
* April 8, 2003 - A-10A 78-0691 of 124th Wing/190th FS shot down by Roland SAM; pilot survived. [ [ Operation Iraqi Freedom ] ]
* April 7, 2003 - F-15E 88-1694/SJ of 4th FW/333rd FS shot down, both the pilot and Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) were killed.
* April 2, 2003 - F/A-18C Block 46 Hornet 164974 of VFA-195 was shot down by a US Patriot missile, killing the pilot.] [ [ The New York Times > A Trail of Pain From a Botched Attack in Iraq in 2003] ]
*April 1, 2003 - F-14A Tomcat 158620 'NF-104' of VF-154 crashes; the pilots survive. [ Coalition air losses, IIIPGW: ] ] [cite news|url=|title=Navy's F-14A Tomcat Crashes in Iraq|publisher=AP|date=2003-04-02|accessdate=2007-12-03]
* April 1, 2003 - AV-8B+(R) Harrier 165391 of HMM-263 crashes off USS "Nassau"; the pilot was rescued. [ [ 2003 ] ]
* April 1, 2003 - S-3A Viking 160584 of VS-38 crashes off USS "Constellation"; two pilots survive. []
* March 23, 2003 - Tornado GR.4A ZG710 'D' of 13 Squadron was shot down by a US Patriot missile, killing the pilot and navigator, both from 9 Squadron.

Other aircraft

Several civilian and other aircraft have crashed in Iraq as well:
*March 7, 2007 - A privately-contracted helicopter from the Republic of Georgia crashed due to technical failures, injuring its three Ukrainian crewmembers, and several Iraqi passengers. [cite news
title=Georgian helicopter crashes in Iraq - TV
publisher=RIA Novosti
*January 31, 2007 - A Blackwater USA Bell 412 helicopter was downed under hostile fire near Karma during a flight between Al Hillah and Baghdad. A US military helicopter rescued the passengers and crew. [cite news
title=Loss of Copters Suggests Shift in Iraqi Tactics
author=Richard A. Oppel Jr. & James Glanz
publisher=New York Times
] [ [ "Officials report sixth helicopter downing in Iraq"] - "Reuters", February 8, 2007]
* January 23, 2007 - A Blackwater USA MD 530F helicopter participating in Coalition operations shot down by hostile fire in Baghdad. All of the 4 man crew are killed in the incident, likely executed after surviving the crash. The remaining survivor is also killed under unclear circumstances, when another Blackwater helicopter descends to the crash site. [cite news
url=|title= 5 die in private U.S. helicopter crash in Iraq
publisher=CBC news|date=2007-01-23|accessdate=2007-05-31
] [cite news |url=
title= 4 of 5 Blackwater employees shot after crash; fighting flares in Baghdad|publisher=MSNBC|date=2007-01-24|accessdate=2007-05-31
* January 9, 2007 - A Moldovan Antonov An-26 crashes near Balad in the 2007 Balad aircraft crash, killing 34 of the 35 on board.
* May 30, 2005 - A Comp Air 7SL aircraft with the Iraqi Air Force crashed in eastern Iraq, killing four Americans and an Iraqi on board. [ [ DefenseLink News Article: Four U.S. Airmen and One Iraqi Killed in Crash ] ]
* April 21, 2005 - A Bulgarian Mil Mi-8 was shot down north of Baghdad, killing the 11 civilians on board, including six American contractors, three Bulgarian pilots, one of them was executed shortly after the crash, and two Fijian guards. [cite news |url=|title=Helicopter shot down near Baghdad|publisher=BBC News|date=2005-04-21|accessdate=2007-06-08] [cite news|url=|title=Bulgarian helicopter shot down in Iraq||date=2005-04-24|accessdate=2007-10-31] [cite news|title= 11 killed as civilian helicopter is shot down in Iraq|publisher=Guardian Unlimited|url=,,1466275,00.html|author=Rory Carroll|date=2005-04-22|accessdate=2008-02-04]

Summary per type

"Note: Numerous crashes involving unmanned aircraft and drones are not included in the lists above. "

Summary per year

See also

* List of Coalition forces killed in Iraq in 2006
* List of Coalition aircraft losses in Afghanistan


External links

* [ Documented air losses in initial invasion]
* [ A list of helicopters lost in Iraq, citing media and military sources]
* [ OIF lost helicopters from 01/2006 to 12/2006] A database stating more than one reference for each case

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