IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1958 : 5 1959 : 4 1960 : 3 1961 : 2 1962 : 4 1963 : 1 1964 : 5 1965 : 18 1966 : 1 1967 : 7 1968 : 2 1969 : 4 1970 : 3 1971 : 25 1972 : 5
1973 : 4 1974 : 1 1975 : 4 1976 : 1 1978 : 3 1979 : 1 1980 : 2 1982 : 1 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 2 1988 : 5 1989 : 1 1990 : 1 1991 : 1

A total of 119 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
22 Jul 78 Hunter Flt Lt Tejbir Singh Chadha +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
03 Nov 78 Hunter Plt Offr P Kumar
Martin Baker List
05 Mar 79 Hunter Plt Offr Harjinder Singh Dheendsa +
OCU In Memoriam
31 May 80 Hunter Sqn Ldr P K Mukherjee
Crashed south West of Junagarh. However, the pilot
24 Jul 80 Hunter Flt Lt Paramjit Singh Saini +
27 Sqn Cr near Jamnagar on sortie
22 Apr 82 Hunter Plt Offr A Yadav
Martin Baker List
22 Jan 83 Hunter Flt Lt Nagendra Nath Aurora +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Feb 83 Hunter Fg Offr K Singh
Martin Baker List
24 Aug 84 Hunter F56a A-485 Sqn Ldr Jatinder Pal Joshi
Ejected, Inflight fire. Martin Baker List. Pilot n
13 Mar 85 Hunter T66 Wg Cdr Chandrasekhar
Wg Cdr Kamlesh Singh Mandla
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
13 Dec 85 Hunter Fg Offr Lovemeat Singh Bachher
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
04 Apr 88 Hunter Wg Cdr Daljit Singh Minhas +
Click to View Record Cr Asnabani Vill Midnapore dist
30 Aug 88 Hunter Plt Offr Ganesh Gopala Krishna +
HOFTU Kalaikonda Midnapore Pt Killed after BO (UI)
15 Nov 88 Hunter T66 Flt Lt G R S Reddy
Sqn Ldr Rakesh Marwaha
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Sqn Ldr Marwaha opted to do the landing and while
02 Dec 88 Hunter Sqn Ldr Himanshu Narayan Manerikar +
20 Sqn Mid air collision. Moon's aircraft hit Deo's aircr
02 Dec 88 Hunter Sqn Ldr Shirish Baban Deo
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Mid air collision. Moon's aircraft hit Deo's aircr
02 Jan 89 Hunter Lt Akhil Pundir +
HOFTU In Memoriam
31 Mar 90 Hunter Flt Lt Mohanto Panging
Click to View Record HOFTU Martin Baker List
27 Jul 91 Hunter T66 Wg Cdr Ashok Sadhashiv Limaye
Sqn Ldr Sandeep Suri
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Cr in Midnapore Dist fm Kalaikonda

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Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.