Tragedies, Accidents or Mishaps
The following is a list, divided by decades, of a number of military tragedies, accidents, or simple mishaps that are known to have occurred at any of the airfields/landing strips in Malta, or to Maltese-registered or Malta-based aircraft. It is based on my own records/research, from various publications and information supplied to the webmaster.
Additional material was also kindly supplied to me by Jim Halley, from his book ‘Broken Wings’. Another volume consulted was ‘Military Aviation in Malta G.C. 1915-1993’, by John F. Hamlin, as well as the web site www.ukserials.com.
Serials of the Wessex helicopters damaged on 31.10.71 were supplied by Lee Howard, Air-Britain Military Helicopters Specialist.
A date in bold red type indicates a completely new entry, whilst other data in bold indicates recently added, or corrected, information.
These two lists are comprehensive, but certainly not the last word on the subject. Like other pages on this site, it will be corrected and/or updated as additional information becomes available.