20 October 2021 Military Aviation » Accidents - Military » 2000 - 2009  


22.09.00 McD F-4F German AF/JG-71 38+32 Aircraft remained in Park 4, having participated in the air show. Departed on the 28th.
25.09.00 P. Tornado Luftwaffe/AG-51 45+25 Aircraft had departed Malta after participating in the Malta Air Show, but forced to return. Eventually departed on the 28th.
18.06.01 AB.212 Italian AF MM81209 Helicopter, normally based in Malta as part of the Italian Military Mission, was participating in Canale 2001, an annual exercise held primarily between Malta and Italy, but other Mediterranean countries are occasionally invited.
17.03.02 PD.166 Capitenaria MM25166/8-08 Took off from Malta at approx. 11.30 for a test flight. Pilot reported loss of hydraulic fluid, but managed to lower the undercarriage and make a safe landing on runway 14.
16.07.05 SA Bulldog Air Squadron, AFM AS0022 Aircraft collided with airport vehicle as it was taxiing out for takeoff. No injuries, but both aircraft & vehicle suffered considerable damage.
21.10.06 L. C-130 Canadian Armed Forces 130333 Aircraft landed with outer port engine shut down. Technical crew/parts brought over by CC-130 130317 on the 24th.
08.12.06 MC-130P 67th SOS/352nd SOG 69-5832 Aircraft landed (c/s Cage 42) with a problem in no. 2 engine. Eventually left at 20.45 local on 12.12. MC-130P 69-5825 of the 352nd-67th SOS squadron brought over personnel/ equipment.
20.07.07 BAe Harrier GR.9   ZD379/27 One of a four that arrived. No chocks were placed to the main undercarriage, and the aircraft free wheeled backwards come to a halt just short of the perimeter fence. Other 3 aircraft were 4 sqdn GR.9 ZD375/23, and 2 20 [R] Sqnd T.10s ZH656/104 and ZH662/110. See video below, incident starting at time 2.30.
05.08.07 SA Bulldog T Mk. 1 Air Wing, AFM AS0020 Aircraft was on a routine evening patrol. Flying close to Gozo, the aircraft got caught in what has been described as an air bubble, forcing the pilot to lose control, and crashing in open ground in Gozo. Aircraft totally wrecked, crew suffered slight injuries. No fatalities or damage to people or property on the ground. Aircraft was airlifted from its crash site by Italian AF AB.212 MM81145 (c/n 5802) on the 9th, before being shipped to Malta on the same day.
27.10.07 Galeb     Formation of 4 aircraft diverted to Malta on their way to Mitiga, Libya due to a sandstorm. Departed on the 28th.
25.09.09 Texan II Hellenic AF   Aircraft inbound to Malta to participate in the Malta International Airshow 2009. Encountered bad weather and had to return to Greece.

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