IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


1963 : 2 1965 : 4 1966 : 1 1968 : 3 1969 : 2 1970 : 5 1971 : 11 1972 : 8 1973 : 5 1974 : 4 1975 : 5 1976 : 5 1977 : 2 1978 : 2 1979 : 6
1980 : 3 1981 : 2 1982 : 9 1983 : 2 1984 : 1 1985 : 5 1986 : 8 1987 : 4 1988 : 13 1989 : 9 1990 : 6 1991 : 8 1992 : 7 1993 : 6 1994 : 12
1995 : 3 1996 : 8 1997 : 6 1998 : 9 1999 : 16 2000 : 9 2001 : 12 2002 : 12 2003 : 4 2004 : 2 2005 : 4 2006 : 3 2007 : 2 2008 : 4 2009 : 3
2010 : 2 2011 : 7 2012 : 1 2013 : 2 2014 : 3 2015 : 2 2016 : 2 2018 : 2 2019 : 3

A total of 281 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
10 Feb 88 MiG-21
Cr 20 km from Lucknow
15 Feb 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Bijendra Singh Panwar +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
16 Mar 88 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Bhaskar Jyoti Adiyta +
29 Sqn Rajkot cr in field Pt Killed
18 Mar 88 MiG-21 Plt Offr Surinder Singh Pahil +
30 Sqn Cr gerua patther Tezpur Pt K
13 May 88 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ashutosh Sharma +
4 Sqn In Memoriam
21 May 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Nitish Balachandra Kadam +
51 Sqn 28 km fm Srinagar
11 Jul 88 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Shakeel Soni +
3 Sqn Cr into hill during ACM exercise
24 Sep 88 MiG-21 Wg Cdr Rakesh Sharma
Click to View Record HAL Cr in field Pimplegaon 100 km fm Nasik
08 Nov 88 MiG-21 Bis C-2798 Sqn Ldr Ramesh Malhotra
Click to View Record 17 Sqn Cr Delhi Nazafgarh during flypast 4 k on ground
17 Nov 88 MiG-21
Jamnagar AFB
14 Dec 88 MiG-21 Fg Offr Jaleel Ahmed +
32 Sqn Killed in Crash - No Further Details
27 Dec 88 MiG-21 Flt Lt Sukhdev Singh Bhehowalia +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Jan 89 MiG-21
10 km fm Chandigarh at Zeerakhpur
13 Apr 89 MiG-21 Flt Lt Ashish Agarwal
26 Sqn Pathankot
23 Apr 89 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Kulwant Singh Dhindsa +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
03 May 89 MiG-21
[afm/au/6/89] from Ambala
10 May 89 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Rabin Kumar Ghosh
3 Sqn BO Engine flame out at Jaisalmer
20 Jul 89 MiG-21 Plt Offr Sanjay Tandon +
3 Sqn Lost way on solo flight, crashed 40NM from ptkt
24 Oct 89 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ajay Srivastava +
45 Sqn In Memoriam
10 Nov 89 MiG-21 Sqn Ldr Bondugula Vijay Kumar Reddy
Click to View Record 4 km from adampur Kathania Vill
16 Nov 89 MiG-21 Fg Offr Ranjan Krishnan +
32 Sqn In Memoriam
10 Jan 90 MiG-21
Ejected.
09 Apr 90 MiG-21 Fg Offr Sanjay Kumar Singh +
29 Sqn Kagachia Vill Midnapore fm Kalaikonda 3 k on gd .
11 Jun 90 MiG-21 Gp Capt Mohinder Singh Bhatia +
35 Wing AOC died in accident.
25 Jun 90 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Vijay Agarwal +
15 Sqn Failed to Return to Bhuj - ac missing never traced
14 Nov 90 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Rajib Kumar Chakravorty +
Click to View Record 4 Sqn Cr during night flying from Jaisalmer. 12503 Rajib
28 Dec 90 MiG-21 Plt Offr Narayanan Vijit +
MOFTU Tezpur Cr Rota Darrang dist
02 Feb 91 MiG-21 M
29 Sqn took of in a 4ac RP and guns sortie and ejected ju
03 Apr 91 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Vivek Sikka +
4 Sqn Hit hill on approach at Jaisalmer
01 May 91 MiG-21 M Wg Cdr Damodaran
29 Sqn Ejected while turning finals - after DASI inspecti
19 Jul 91 MiG-21 Plt Offr Rehan Ahmed +
8 Sqn Cr after TO frm Baghdogra
20 Jul 91 MiG-21 Plt Offr Sujoy Chandra +
MOFTU In Memoriam
07 Aug 91 MiG-21 Fg Offr Surinder Singh Rana +
24 Sqn From Ambala
10 Aug 91 MiG-21 Plt Offr S Shriram +
MOFTU In Memoriam
09 Oct 91 MiG-21 Fg Offr Inder Mohan Singh +
32 Sqn Cr on Landing at Jamnagar Pt killed
26 Apr 92 MiG-21
Simolodenga N Lakhimpur Pt BO [afm/july/62/92]
13 May 92 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Bharat Mehra
Mathania Vill Jodhpur AFS
14 May 92 MiG-21 Plt Offr Avishek Punia +
8 Sqn In Memoriam
03 Jun 92 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Chow Ongpee Maunglang +
Click to View Record MOFTU cr rahibal morigaon dist fm tezpur AFS
25 Sep 92 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ranjit P Damle +
3 Sqn Cr during Demo for Press at Leh BO but K
03 Dec 92 MiG-21
padumari Vill Tezpur Dist
15 Dec 92 MiG-21 Bis Fg Offr Kuttappa +
4 Sqn DNE - G-LOC during Spin over Uttarlai. Not in In M
17 Feb 93 MiG-21 Bis
Cr on approach Jodhpur Bird Hit
15 Apr 93 MiG-21 U Air Cmde Sanjeeva Sahay +
Wg Cdr Prakash Govind Malvi +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 32 Sqn Both Killed . During TO Jodhpur AFS -
27 Apr 93 MiG-21
Rajasansi AFS Amritsar Tyre Burst on Ldg. The air
26 Jun 93 MiG-21 Fg Offr Prem Handa +
108 Sqn Cr bhind Dist on Army Camp 4 K on Gd
24 Aug 93 MiG-21 M C-1540 Sqn Ldr Ajit V Patwardhan
Click to View Record 29 Sqn Cr near Jamnagar. Ejected while carrying out RP di
30 Sep 93 MiG-21 Fg Offr Dilip Khurana +
45 Sqn Cr near Nalia AFS Kutch due to disorientation
14 Feb 94 MiG-21 Plt Offr Anup Negi +
8 Sqn Baghdogra AF Cr on runway on lndg
21 Feb 94 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Pagidimarri Upendra +
MOFTU Cr Dekurgaon Central Assam

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