IAF, IA and IN Aircraft Losses Database


0 : 1 1933 : 2 1935 : 1 1938 : 2 1940 : 6 1941 : 40 1942 : 86 1943 : 49 1944 : 50 1945 : 94 1946 : 90 1947 : 69 1948 : 22 1949 : 17 1950 : 13
1951 : 17 1952 : 54 1953 : 27 1954 : 23 1955 : 16 1956 : 12 1957 : 15 1958 : 18 1959 : 21 1960 : 21 1961 : 17 1962 : 26 1963 : 25 1964 : 30 1965 : 94
1966 : 18 1967 : 31 1968 : 25 1969 : 21 1970 : 29 1971 : 100 1972 : 35 1973 : 25 1974 : 22 1975 : 25 1976 : 30 1977 : 9 1978 : 15 1979 : 15 1980 : 26
1981 : 14 1982 : 25 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 31 1987 : 27 1988 : 35 1989 : 29 1990 : 25 1991 : 24 1992 : 25 1993 : 16 1994 : 34 1995 : 23
1996 : 24 1997 : 20 1998 : 25 1999 : 38 2000 : 28 2001 : 29 2002 : 32 2003 : 15 2004 : 22 2005 : 21 2006 : 10 2007 : 17 2008 : 12 2009 : 17 2010 : 16
2011 : 17 2012 : 14 2013 : 10 2014 : 12 2015 : 13 2016 : 10 2017 : 9 2018 : 15 2019 : 12

A total of 2191 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
05 Oct 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Mohinderjit Singh Singha
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
08 Oct 67 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Niranjan Jethmalani +
3 Sqn FTR from Tac Sortie over Rohtang Pass ac missing
08 Oct 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Inder Radhakishen Batra +
7 Sqn two Hunters of 7 Sqn during a formation take-off a
13 Oct 67 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Balakrishnan Swaminathan +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn Hydraulic Failure after TO
26 Oct 67 Gnat Flt Lt Satwant Singh
Eng Flame out during practice dogfight pkt
09 Dec 67 Ouragan Fg Offr Gauri Shankar Singh +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Dec 67 Vampire Fg Offr Ramesh Kapur +
1 JTW In Memoriam
01 Jan 68 Vampire FB52 IB-201 Fg Offr Satish Kumar Jain
Click to View Record Engine failure baled out
05 Jan 68 Auster Capt Manmohan Singh Kent +
ARMY In Memoriam
15 Jan 68 Mystere IVa Air Cmde Maheshwar Das Khanna
Click to View Record DNE AOC of Ambala - Unknown Date during tenure
15 Jan 68 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Adesh Pal +
Flt Cdt H G Ramaye
AFFC In Memoriam
22 Jan 68 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Mohinder Kumar Jain
Sqn Ldr Chongtham Birendra Singh +
Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
29 Jan 68 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Sudesh Kumar Dahar +
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Cr after Flypast - Went into cloud - Disoriented
31 Jan 68 HT-2
Flt Cdt P S Sumbria +
EFS Aircraft failed to recover from spin. Instructor b
07 Feb 68 Antonov An-12 BL-534 Flt Lt Harkewal Singh +
Sqn Ldr Pran Nath Malhotra +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 25 Sqn Missing over Rohtang Pass - Wreck found in 2003. N
09 Feb 68 Vampire
accident occurred 4 miles West of Dirang Ozong in
29 Mar 68 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Alfred Antony Almedia +
1 Sqn Killed on AA Missile sortie
08 Apr 68 HF-24 Marut Flt Lt Inderjit Singh Sandhu
Click to View Record ASTE Ejected over Kanpur
16 Apr 68 Vampire T55 Plt Offr N Ahmed
Flt Lt J Singh
FTW Martin Baker List
17 Apr 68 Dakota C-47 Fg Offr Nilkanth Sakharam Joshi +
Fg Offr Sudhir Shripad Gokhale +
In Memoriam. RSQH: whether it is a fact that in th
19 Apr 68 MiG-21 U U-460 J P Singh
Flt Lt Anil Yeshwant Tipnis
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Possibly Repaired DeadStick Landing after engine failed on approach.
24 Apr 68 Gnat E-238 Fg Offr Raymond Henry Christopher Vaz +
K in Crash, TO from Ambala.
08 May 68 Caribou DHC-4 Flt Lt Mohinder Pall Singh Bains +
Fg Offr Vijay Kohli +
33 Sqn F/o Vijay Kohli (9013) also died
11 May 68 Dakota C-47 Fg Offr Tejwant Singh Chowdhary +
Fg Offr Naunehal Singh Sondhi +
Click to View Record 49 Sqn Cr Mizo Hills
11 May 68 Otter DHC-3 IM-1719 Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh +
Fg Offr Virender Singh Randhawa +
41 Sqn Cr during test sortie
20 Jul 68 Canberra PR 57 Flt Lt Hardial Singh +
Flt Lt Jaya Belle Shetty +
Click to View Record 106 Sqn Cr during Training Agra.
13 Aug 68 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Anand Kumar Agrawala +
ATW In Memoriam. Near Gurdaspur. PIB Release
20 Aug 68 Vampire Sub Lt H S Atwal +
FTW In Memoriam
01 Sep 68 Hunter Fg Offr Harjit Singh Chowhan +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
05 Oct 68 Gnat E-260 Fg Offr Kapoor Singh Dalal +
9 Sqn Cr near Phillaur. Reported control difficulties, c
05 Oct 68Unidentified Plt Offr Suresh Chander Sudan +
The Government of India regret to afl.ou.flco the
07 Nov 68 Hunter Fg Offr Tirath Singh Sandhu +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Feb 69 Dakota C-47 IJ-820
27 Feb 69 Sukhoi-7U Wg Cdr Kshirode Krishna Sen
Flt Lt Rattan Lal Bamzai
Click to View Record At Bareilly. Flt Lt Bamzai 2nd pilot.
12 Mar 69 Hunter Fg Offr Jamshed Shavek Billimoria +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Cr while landing at Jamnagar.
16 Mar 69 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Bhanu Hora +
FTW In Memoriam
01 Apr 69 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Jawahar Lal Bhargava
Click to View Record Bird hit near Ambala air base - ejected safely
14 Apr 69 Dakota C-47 BJ-913
27 Jun 69 HT-2 Flt Lt Sridharan +
AFFC In Memoriam. No Service Number Given
30 Jun 69 Packet C-119 Flt Lt Chendira Cariapa Bopanna +
Fg Offr Fali Jal Irani +
12 Sqn Cr Burhere 27km from Agra 14 AF Killed/ Fg Offr Sa
30 Jun 69 Mil Mi-4 Fg Offr Arvind Kumar Baveja +
Fg Offr Vijay Kumar Batra +
116 HU 4 AF personnel and 8 Civilians killed . , it was
04 Jul 69 Gnat E-309 Fg Offr Ravinder Singh Mamik +
21 Sqn In Memoriam
11 Jul 69 Hunter F56 Plt Offr Vijay Rajan +
7 Sqn Ejected after an engine flame-out during LL Nav. T
18 Jul 69 Alize IN-214 Lt Cdr Ashok Roy
Lt Lall
NAVY - INA Ditched in Sea after throttle stuck
30 Jul 69 Gnat IE-1109 Flt Lt Sukhdarshan Singh +
23 Sqn MAC. Wg Cdr Rajeshwar Singh, leader of the 4 ac fo
30 Jul 69 Gnat E-248 Fg Offr Paramjit Singh Nanra +
23 Sqn MAC. Wg Cdr Rajeshwar Singh, leader of the 4 ac fo
20 Aug 69 Sea Hawk IN-189 Cdr Kanjilal
NAVY - INA flame out during appr to Vikrant - Ejected
22 Aug 69 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Devinder Singh Sethi +
3 Sqn Three Civilians killed, 2 injured
23 Sep 69 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Praveen Sharma +
low flying sortie and he had a flame out. He trie
24 Sep 69 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Suresh Chandra Singh +
29 Sqn In Memoriam. Crashed during a tail chase sortie

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