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
16 Aug 71 Hunter Fg Offr Inderjeet Bhutani +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
27 Aug 71 Dakota C-47 BJ-923 Wg Cdr Manohar Lal Behl
Flt Lt Kamal Kumar Jotwani
Click to View Record Click to View Record Nav: Fg.Offr. D.V.K. Singh Signaller: Flt. Lt. Swa
01 Sep 71 Gnat IE-1104 Fg Offr Dinshaw Feroze Nanavati +
23 Sqn Cr at Pathankot on Landing Approach due to hydraul
24 Sep 71 Gnat IE-1045 Wg Cdr Amar Jit Singh Sandhu +
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Night flying sortie
11 Nov 71 Hunter Fg Offr Arun Vishnu Bakre +
17 Sqn Cr after takeoff when controls reverted to 'manual
13 Nov 71Unidentified UI Flt Lt Arun Kumar Moursund +
In Memoriam
21 Nov 71 HF-24 Marut D-1206 Sqn Ldr Arun Keshav Sapre +
Click to View Record ASTE Cr during Gun trials at Kutch
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Satya Van Bhutani
Click to View Record 221 Sqn SD AA Fire over Tejgaon, Pilot POW.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-252 Sqn Ldr Amalendu Bhushan Samanta +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn SD over Tejgaon,
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-287 Sqn Ldr Surendranath Kedarnath Gupta
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Dam AAA Fire Ejected at base at Baghdogra
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Kanwal Deep Mehra
14 Sqn SD near Tejgaon by F-86 Sabre.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Sqn Ldr Kailash Nath Bajpai
Click to View Record 27 Sqn AAA Fire CrL at Base at Jammu
04 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-762 Sqn Ldr Teshter Jall Master
Click to View Record TCTDS Possibly Repaired Nose gear collapse on landing at Amritsar. Ac Dama
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Melvinder Singh Grewal
Click to View Record 32 Sqn AAA Fire 1400 Hours at Shorkot
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-295 Flt Lt Andre Rudolph Da Costa +
Click to View Record 7 Sqn SD AAA at Lal Munir Hat .Cr in Indian Territory
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Prem Nath Saxena
222 Sqn SA fire 1728 Hrs Ejected in Pak Terr - Suleimanke
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-907 Flt Lt Gurdeep Singh
Click to View Record 101 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-266 Flt Lt Shrikrishna Gajanan Khonde +
Click to View Record 37 Sqn SD over Tejgaon,
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Deepak Ramachandra Natu
108 Sqn AAA Dam Ejected Tac Supp Ejected
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-849 Flt Lt Harvinder Singh +
Click to View Record 222 Sqn Shot down by F-6 near Risalawala.
04 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-899 Flt Lt Jayant Rishi +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn Tyre Burst on TO from Adampur. Ac dest.
04 Dec 71 HF-24 Marut D-1193 Flt Lt Pradip Vinayak Apte +
Click to View Record 220 Sqn AAA Dharnaro RS Nayachor
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Kenneth Charles Tremenheere
14 Sqn SD near Tejgaon by F-86 Sabre.
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-479 Fg Offr Vidyadhar Shankarrao Chati
27 Sqn Shotdown by F-6 near Mianwali
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-462 Flt Lt Kotteiezath Puthiyavettil Muralidharan +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn Shotdown by F-86 near Peshawar
04 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-490 Fg Offr Sudhir Tyagi +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Shotdown by F-6 near Murid Airbase
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-916 Flt Lt Lloyd Moses Sasoon +
Flt Lt Ram Netharam Advani +
Click to View Record Click to View Record JBCU Shotdown by Mirage III Sargodha Flt Lt R M Advani
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-923 Flt Lt Suresh Chandra Sandal +
Flt Lt Kushpal Singh Nanda +
Click to View Record Click to View Record 35 Sqn SD AAA Masroor.
05 Dec 71 Canberra B(I) 58 IF-960 Flt Lt Sudhir Kumar Goswami +
Flt Lt Shrikant Chandrakant Mahajan +
Click to View Record 5 Sqn AAA near Khushab Flt Lt S C Mahajan
05 Dec 71 Chetak
Fg Offr Satyavolu Sri Ramarao
114 HU SD by F-86, 5 KM SW of Srinagar
05 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-891 Sqn Ldr Dhirendra Singh Jafa
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD AAA 1555 Hrs Lahore
05 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-1014 Sqn Ldr Jal Maniksha Mistry +
Click to View Record 20 Sqn SD MirageIIIs
05 Dec 71 HF-24 Marut Flt Lt Jawahar Lal Bhargava
Click to View Record 220 Sqn AAA Nayachor
05 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-839 Flt Lt Vinay Vasant Tambey +
Click to View Record 32 Sqn SD AAA Shorkot Base 1350 Hrs
05 Dec 71 Mystere IVa IA-954 Flt Lt Aditya Vikram Pethia
Click to View Record 31 Sqn SD AAA 0715 Hrs Bhawalnagar
05 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-482 Flt Lt Gurdev Singh Rai +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn SD F-6 (W/C S Hatmi)1235 Hrs
05 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL C-764 Flt Lt Harish Sinhji
Click to View Record 29 Sqn SD AAA 1530 Hrs Suliemanke
05 Dec 71 Hunter F56a A-488 Fg Offr Kishan Lakhimal Malkani +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn SD F-6 (F/O S Raza ) 1235 Hrs
06 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL
4 Sqn AAA fire damage, ran out of fuel. Gauhati
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Jagdish Bhattacharya
Click to View Record 101 Sqn SD 1225 Hrs. Chamb
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-868 Flt Lt Vijay Kumar Wahi +
Click to View Record 101 Sqn SD Pt EJ possibly by Mir III. Chamb
06 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-854 Fg Offr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record 222 Sqn SD AAA 1025 Hrs Jassar Bridge Dera Baba Nanak
06 Dec 71 Mystere IVa
Engine Failure over Haveli
07 Dec 71 Sukhoi-7 B-902 Sqn Ldr Jiwa Singh +
Click to View Record 26 Sqn SD F-6 over Chamb area
07 Dec 71 Gnat E-322 Sqn Ldr Nalini Kanta Pathak
21 Sqn Cr Landed Uttarlai
07 Dec 71 Hunter F56 Flt Lt Samarjit Dasgupta
Click to View Record 14 Sqn Pilot Ejected after running out of fuel at Dum Dum
07 Dec 71 Gnat IE-1075 Fg Offr Manmohan Singh +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Cr at Amritsar on a ferry flight. Lost Ground
08 Dec 71 Hunter F56 BA-329 Wg Cdr Bernard Anthony Coelho
7 Sqn SD over Hasilpur 1200 Hrs
08 Dec 71 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Denzil Joseph Keelor
Click to View Record 45 Sqn SD AAA
08 Dec 71 Mystere IVa Sqn Ldr Anukul
31 Sqn SD near Haveli

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