The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter
Till Now 623 Eurofighter Typhoon unit is produced. By September 2017 around 406, Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft have flown around 240,000 flight hours by six different air forces. Out of which 9 Eurofighter Typhoon are involved in crash incidents
Here is the List of All Eurofighter Typhoon Crash Incidents till September 2017
November 2002 Spanish twin-seat Typhoon prototype DA-6 crash
On 21 November 2002, the Spanish twin-seat Typhoon prototype DA-6 crashed due to a double engine flameout caused by surges of the two engines at 45,000 ft. The two crew members escaped unhurt and the aircraft crashed in a military test range near Toledo, some 70 miles from its base at Getafe Air Base.
April 2008, a Royal Air Force Typhoon wheels-up landing
On 23 April 2008, a Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 from 17 Squadron at RAF Coningsby, tail number ZJ943, made a wheels-up landing at the US Navy’s NAWS China Lake, in the United States. The aircraft was severely damaged and was returned to the UK on 27 October 2008. The pilot from 17 Squadron did not sustain any significant injury. It is thought the pilot may have forgotten to deploy the undercarriage or that for some reason he was not alerted to the fact that the undercarriage was not deployed.
August 2010 Spanish twin-seat Typhoon crash
On 24 August 2010, a Spanish twin-seat Typhoon crashed at Spain’s Morón Air Base moments after take-off for a routine training flight. It was being piloted by a Lieutenant Colonel of the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force, who was killed, and a Spanish Air Force Major, who ejected safely. Following this incident, the German Air Force grounded its 55 planes on 16 September 2010, amidst concerns that after ejecting successfully the pilot had fallen to his death. In response to the crash’s investigation, the RAF temporarily grounded all Typhoon training flights on 17 September 2010. Quick Reaction Alert duties were unaffected.
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June 2014 Spanish Typhoon crashed on landing
On 9 June 2014, the Spanish Air Ministry announced that a Typhoon had crashed at Spain’s Morón Air Base on landing after a routine training flight. The sole pilot, Captain Fernando Lluna Carrascosa of the Spanish Air Force, who had over 600 Eurofighter flying hours, died in the crash. The aircraft was one of the 46 aircraft of the Air Force’s 111 and 113 squadrons. The cause of the accident was unclear.
June 2014 German Air Force Typhoon mid-air collision
On 23 June 2014, a Typhoon of the German Air Force suffered a mid-air collision with a Learjet 35A, which crashed near Olsberg, Germany. The severely damaged Euro fighter made a safe landing at Nörvenich Air Base, while the Learjet crashed with the two on board killed.
September 2017 Royal Air Force Typhoon runway overran
On 1 September 2017, a Royal Air Force Typhoon overran the runway on landing at Pardubice Airport, Czech Republic, after diverting for bad weather.
September 2017 Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon crashed in Yemen’s
On 14 September 2017, a Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft crashed in Yemen’s Abhyan province while carrying out a combat mission, killing its pilot. According to a Saudi Government press release, the aircraft crashed due to technical reasons and pilot Lt Col Muhanna Al-Baiz did not survive.
On 24 September 2017, an Italian Air Force aircraft crashed into the sea during an airshow in Terracina, Lazio, Italy. The pilot Capt. Gabriele Orlandi did not eject and died in the accident. The Italian Air Force said the jet completed a loop but then failed to get enough lift as it approached sea level and hit the water just a few hundred meters offshore. The body of the pilot was recovered soon after. An investigation was opened into the cause.
October 2017 Spanish Air Force Typhoon crash
On 12 October 2017, a Spanish Air Force Typhoon crashed near its base at Los Llanos Albacete, Spain, when returning from the military parade for the Spanish National Day. The pilot was reported to have died.