Date Aircraft Position Cause Pilot Photo
9/29/1946 F8F-1 Bearcat #4 Failed to recover from dive during display. Wingtip broke off his Bearcat while performing a Cuban Eight manoeuvre Lt. (Jg) Ros "Robby" Robinson was killed  
10/16/1946 F8F-1 Bearcat #2 Oil loss in flight. Crash landing off runway. Lt (jg.) William May unhurt
4/24/1950 F8F-2 Bearcat #0 Attempted Unauthorized roll on take off. Too-low. LT Bob Longsworth killed  
3/8/1951
Combat Loss
F9F-2B Panther #1 AAA during strafing run, Korea Crashed off Korean east coast near Tanchon Lt. Cdr. John "Johnny" F. Magda KIA  
7/7/1952 F9F-5 Panther Not Known Low Level mid-air collision Pilot Survived Name Unknown
7/7/1952 F9F-5 Panther #4 Low Level mid-air collision Lt. Bud Wood ejected but did not leave the seat. Died of injuries   Picture Unavailable
8/4/1953 F9F-6 Cougar #1 Runaway trim failure. Flying from N.Y. factory Bethpage to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as part of Blue Angels formation. Horizontal stabiliser actuator failure led to uncontrollable supersonic dive Lt Cmdr . Ray Hawkins   became the first USN pilot to eject through the canopy. He ejected at 40,000ft in supersonic dive due to loss of control. Pulled away from his manual seat at 29,000ft.
3/24/1955 F9F-8 Cougar #6 Flew into sand dune during solo practice. Captain Martin Pete Olsen killed  
06/1956 F9F-8 Cougar   Class A accident. Unknown. Unhurt Picture Unavailable
10/18/1956 F9F-8 Cougar #2 Flew into ground during rejoin Capt Charles Hollaway killed  
8/2/1958 F-11A Tiger #5 Engine failure during display. Crash landed in #6 Lt John Dewenter unhurt
10/14/1958 F-11A Tiger #1 Solo practice. Crashed into ground practising Split S CDR Robert Nicholls "Nick" Glasgow killed  
12/6/1960 F-11A Tiger   Midair collision during echelon roll. LT Donald Robert "Bob" McKee killed  
4/10/1960 TF-9F #7 Power failure on takeoff. LT William Bill Sherwood killed  
4/10/1960 TF-9F   Power failure on takeoff. Av Mech J R McCay killed   Picture Unavailable
6/14/1960 F-11A Tiger #3 Flew into water LT Anton "Skip" Campanella killed  
1961 F9F-8T   FOD in engine on TO during press ride. Engine fire consumed aircraft during aborted TO LT Duke Ventimiglia unhurt
1961 F9F-8T   FOD in engine on TO during press ride. Engine fire consumed aircraft during aborted TO Mr. Jim Shick unhurt Picture Unavailable
3/15/1964 F-11A Tiger #4 Engine flameout on approach LT George Neale
1/16/1965 F-11A Tiger #5 Dirty roll on takeoff during practice LT Cmdr Richard Oliver injured
12/8/1965 F-11A Tiger #6 Systems failure in tuck under break LT Michael "Mike" Van Ort Picture Unavailable
9/2/1966 F-11A Tiger #5 Crashed at International Air Exhibition, Toronto, Canada LT Cmdr. Richard "Dick" Oliver killed  
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9/22/1966 F-11A Tiger #4 Gear caught cable on formation takeoff LT Frank Mezzadri unhurt
2/1/1967 F-11A Tiger #6 During practice flight. Aircraft stalled during a 1/2 cuban 8 maneuver at low altitude, spun into ground. LT Frank Gallagher killed   Picture Unavailable
2/18/1967 F-11A Tiger #2 During practice flight. Formation loop mid- air during practice. Capt. Ronald "Ron" Thompson killed   Picture Unavailable
2/1/1967
Combat Loss
F-8E Crusader   Hit by 57mm AAA leading a flak suppression element. Flew back to carrier but missed the wire and went over the side. Did not survive Cdr Herbert Perry Hunter KIA  
10/21/1967 F-11A Tiger #6 Crashed on take off during display. LT Hal Loney injured Picture Unavailable
1/14/1968 F-11A Tiger #6 Double immelman during practice. LT Bill Worley killed   Picture Unavailable
9/19/1969 F-4J Phantom II   Crashed into San Francisco Bay CAPT Vince D. Donile ejected Picture Unavailable
11/6/1969 F-4J Phantom II   Crashed near El Paso, Texas CAPT Vince D. Donile ejected Picture Unavailable
8/30/1970 F-4J Phantom II #4 Belly landed with one engine stuck in afterburner. aircraft ran off runway Lt. Ernie Christensen
6/4/1971 F-4J Phantom II   Caught fire during practice. Crashed over Narragansett Bay near the ex-NAS Quonset Point in Rhode Island. CDR Harley Hall ejected
1/27/1973
Combat Loss
F-4J Phantom II   AAA fire while pulling off target 15 miles northwest of Quang Tri, Vietnam (the RIO LCdr P A Kientzler POW / DIC) Cdr Harley H. Hall POW / DIC  
3/8/1973 F-4J Phantom II   Collision with other Blue Angels F-4Js Superstition Mountains, CA, USA Capt. J. R. Fogg uninjured
3/8/1973 F-4J Phantom II   Collision with other Blue Angels F-4Js Superstition Mountains, CA, USA Lt. Cdr. D. K. Bently uninjured
3/8/1973 F-4J Phantom II   Collision with other Blue Angels F-4Js Superstition Mountains, CA, USA Lt. M. D. Wiits uninjured
7/8/1973 F-4J Phantom II   Crashed in Lake Charles, LA. Ejection sequence happened after the plane bounced off the runway Steve D. Lambert ejected uninjured at very low altitude.
7/26/1973 F-4J Phantom II #1 Mid-air collision between 2 Phantoms over Lakehurst, NJ during an arrival practice. Team Leader LCDR Skip Umstead  
7/26/1973 F-4J Phantom II   Mid-air collision between 2 Phantoms over Lakehurst, NJ during an arrival practice. Capt. Mike Murphy  
7/26/1973 F-4J Phantom II   Mid-air collision between 2 Phantoms over Lakehurst, NJ during an arrival practice. Petty Off. 1st Class Ronald Thomas killed   Picture Unavailable
7/26/1973 F-4J Phantom II   Mid-air collision between 2 Phantoms over Lakehurst, NJ during an arrival practice. ADJ.1C Gerald Harvey ejected safely Picture Unavailable
2/22/1976 A-4F Skyhawk   Flew into ground during practice LT Nile Kraft killed   Picture Unavailable
11/7/1978 A-4F Skyhawk #6 Flew into ground during practice LT Mike Curtain killed   Picture Unavailable
5/31/1980 A-4F Skyhawk #5 Fuel line fire during show. Crash landed into swamp LT Jim Ross unhurt Picture Unavailable
2/22/1982 A-4F Skyhawk #5 Dirty loop, stalled A/C during practice LCDR Stu Powrie killed  
7/12/1985 A-4F Skyhawk #5 Collided with A-4F #6 on the top of a loop during display, Niagara Falls IAP, NY, USA LT Andy Caputi ejected safely
7/12/1985 A-4F Skyhawk #6 Collided with A-4F #6 on the top of a loop during display, Niagara Falls IAP, NY, USA LCDR Mike Gershon killed  
2/12/1987 F/A-18A Hornet #5 Dual engine flameout during practice near El Centro, CA. LT Dave Anderson Ejected OK.
1/23/1990 F/A-18A Hornet #2 Mid-air collision with another Blue Angels #1 F/A-18A which landed safely, El Centro, California, Superstition mountains, CA, USA MAJ Charles Moseley ejected
1/23/1990 F/A-18A Hornet #1 Mid-air collision with another Blue Angels #2 F/A-18A which crashed near El Centro, California's, Superstition mountains, CA, USA CDR Pat Moneymaker landed safely
10/28/1999 F/A-18B Hornet (2 Seater) #3 struck the ground during circle and arrival maneuvers in Valdosta, Georgia. LCDR. Kieron O'Connor killed  
10/28/1999 F/A-18B Hornet (2 Seater) #3 Struck the ground during circle and arrival maneuvers in Valdosta, Georgia. (Moody AFB) LT Kevin Colling killed  
12/1/2004 F/A-18A Hornet #6 Ejected from his F/A-18 approximately one mile off Perdido Key after his aircraft struck the water, suffering catastrophic engine and structural damage. He suffered minor injuries. LT Ted Steelman ejected safely
4/21/2007 F/A-18A Hornet #6 Crashed his Hornet near the end of the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort airshow in Beaufort, South Carolina and was killed, LCDR Kevin Davis killed  
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