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
25 Sep 69 Sukhoi-7U U-872 Flt Lt Har Kishan Lal Saxena
Sqn Ldr Rhitendra Kishore Chanda
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Cr after doing a roller take off from Barielly aft
27 Sep 69 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Manickam Karthigeyan +
8 Sqn Aborted takeoff. Went thru boundary wall crashed
03 Oct 69 Hunter Fg Offr Vijayshekhran Balraj +
221 Sqn In Memoriam Squadron does not match type
10 Jan 70 HF-24 Marut BD-886 Gp Capt Suranjan Das +
Click to View Record HAL Cr after TO from Bangalore. the Board of Investiga
12 Jan 70 Mystere IVa Fg Offr Raghuvendra Mohan Mahajan +
3 Sqn Pilot name same to be checked
17 Jan 70 Gnat IE-1202 Flt Lt Kumarendra De
Click to View Record ejected safely after malfunctions
21 Jan 70 Gnat IE-1100 Fg Offr Raghuvendra Mohan Mahajan +
23 Sqn Ferry from Adampur to Pathankot
23 Jan 70 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Biri Singh
Crashed near Delhi after Republic Day Flypast reha
25 Feb 70 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Sivasankaran Premachandran Nair +
28 Sqn Cr near Tezpur
06 Mar 70 Auster Capt S K Sawney Bhatt +
ARMY - 2 A In Memoriam
10 Mar 70 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Kenneth Anthony D'Souza +
28 Sqn In Memoriam
17 Apr 70 Sukhoi-7U U-869
Fg Offr Velayudhan Gopa Kumar
26 Sqn Undershot during PFL.
18 Apr 70 Caribou DHC-4 Fg Offr Gurdip Kapoor +
Flt Lt Ramman Kumar Kochhar +
33 Sqn F/O Arjan lal (10657) also died. WRECKAGE OF MI
02 May 70 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Dilip Kamalakar Parulkar
Click to View Record
08 May 70 Vampire T55 Cdr S Chopra
Sub Lt B Hothi
NAVY Martin Baker List - Ejected over Sea off INS Hans
12 May 70 HF-24 Marut BR-462 Sqn Ldr Kuppuswamy Lakshmi Narayanan +
Click to View Record HAL Cr on Ferry flt from Blore to Goa
14 May 70 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Jagdish Chander Meedh +
101 Sqn outskirts of Village Chinkoi, about 53 Kms. South-
13 Jul 70 Hunter Plt Offr Dharamvir Singh +
OCU Cr in Jamnagar Rly Stn. There were 15 civilian fat
03 Aug 70 Harvard T-6 Sqn Ldr Kewal Krishan Bassi +
Crashed at Tambaram. NCC
19 Aug 70 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Kochar +
221 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Aug 70 Gnat E-1035 Fg Offr Kuldip Singh Johal +
9 Sqn Cr into ground during Trg Sortie from Halwara
28 Aug 70 Mil Mi-4
Unknown Location - Photo exists from Parvez Jamasj
12 Sep 70 HF-24 Marut BD-853 Wg Cdr Onkar Nath Kacker +
10 Sqn Cr at Uttarlai, Tyre burst on TO.
14 Oct 70 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Iqbal Singh +
101 Sqn "IQ" lost on a low level exercise
24 Oct 70 Gnat E-286 Fg Offr Sudheer Trimbakrao Pawar +
21 Sqn Crashed at Sewai Village near Gorakhpur. The preci
01 Nov 70 Hunter F56
27 Sqn Birdhit during TO Hindon Ejected
14 Nov 70 Krishak Capt Sukhvinder Singh +
ARMY In Memoriam
19 Nov 70 Harvard T-6 Sub Lt Ravi Vasantrao Mandelkar +
AFFC In Memoriam
21 Nov 70 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr P Purushothama Dass +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Nov 70 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record Aborted TO at Adampur, ac wrecked
28 Nov 70 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Mohan Vinayak Gore +
28 Sqn In Memoriam
19 Dec 70 Hunter T66 S-575 Sqn Ldr Farokh Jehangir Mehta
Fg Offr K K Bakshi
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Ejected Hindon AFB at 200' AGL.
04 Feb 71 Sea Hawk Lt M Bhada
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
12 Feb 71 Mil Mi-4 Flt Lt Bakhtawar Singh Khera +
Fg Offr Moti Lal Chadha +
111 HU In Memoriam
13 Feb 71 Vampire FB52 IB-802 Flt Cdt Anil Kumar Gupta
Click to View Record FTW Baled out of Vampire - Stuck undercarriage. full
20 Feb 71 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Chuhar Singh Kanwar +
Flt Cdt A D Mandke +
Click to View Record AFA
25 Feb 71 Gnat E-297 Fg Offr Subhaa Chandra Borpatra Gohain +
22 Sqn Crash landed during a CAP Sortie
01 Mar 71 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Ajit Bhavnani
Click to View Record 4 Sqn DNE. LL Sortie, Bird Hit
01 Mar 71 Gnat Fg Offr James Arun Benjamin
Click to View Record 24 sqn Engine issue and seizure on Base leg. Pilot touch
04 Mar 71 HF-24 Marut BD-863 Flt Lt Sushil Agnihotri
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Cr at SK Range; Pilot got lost and Ejected
13 Mar 71 Gnat IE-1240 Sqn Ldr Kotikalapudh Sriharikrishna Rao +
9 Sqn Cr into ground during 1 Vs V with Hunter. Then Wg
17 Mar 71 Hunter Plt Offr Jatinder Pal Singh Talwar
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
19 Apr 71 Mystere IVa Flt Lt Suresh Ramniklal Kapadia +
31 Sqn
13 May 71 Hunter Plt Offr Jayant Kumar Mahajan +
In Memoriam
16 Jun 71Unidentified F Flt Lt Harinder Pal Singh Shergill
Click to View Record CrL fighter at Poona after ferry from JDP
22 Jun 71 Gnat E-282 Wg Cdr Dwijendra Lal Dhar +
Click to View Record 18 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Jul 71 Sea Hawk Lt T K Pal
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
27 Jul 71 HF-24 Marut BD-850 Wg Cdr Jagat Kishore Mohlah +
Click to View Record HAL aircraft belonging to the IAF which was sent to HA
12 Aug 71C-46 Commando C Flt Lt Ranjit Barooah +
Fg Offr Surendra Pal Singh Rathee +
ARC In Memoriam
16 Aug 71 Antonov An-12 BL-918 Wg Cdr Ajit Kumar Bhattacharjee +
Sqn Ldr Birendra Datt Dangwal +
Click to View Record 44 Sqn Cr Ahmednagar Pune 11 Killed. Nav S/L P Handa (530

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