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 : 26 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 : 13

A total of 2193 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
06 Jun 72 Hunter Fg Offr Roop Rattan Dhami +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
18 Aug 72 HT-2 Flt LT Yashwant Rao +
Lt G Roy
EFS In Memoriam
12 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt Rajiv Mathur +
FTW In Memoriam
13 Sep 72 Harvard T-6 Flt Lt Ram Dayal Bishnoi +
Flt Lt Arjun Dev Arora +
AFA In Memoriam
17 Sep 72 Vampire T55 Flt Lt David Malcolm Subaiya
Flt Cdt Chandrasekhar
Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
22 Sep 72 Vampire Flt Cdt V P Dewan +
FTW In Memoriam
23 Sep 72 Sea Hawk Lt S Mehta
NAVY - INA Martin Baker List
25 Sep 72 Vampire T55 Sqn Ldr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
Flt Cdt Bidanda Chengapa Nanjappa
Click to View Record Click to View Record FTW Martin Baker List
30 Sep 72 Gnat E-239 Fg Offr Neeraj Sharma
Click to View Record Crashed soon after take off due to trim and Hydrau
20 Oct 72 Hunter T66
Plt Offr Navjit Singh +
27 Sqn Aborted Take Off with open hood (Captain), overran
21 Oct 72 Gnat E-304 Flt Lt George Kurien Naliyan
21 Sqn Eng Flame Out GKP - Ejected
06 Nov 72 Chetak Major Gill
Capt Ashok K Vasudev
ARMY Helicopter strayed into Minimarg across POK. Ac ro
25 Nov 72 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Padmanabha Gautam +
Click to View Record 8 Sqn Cr after TO from Pune
01 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL
3 Sqn Bird HIt - Pilot nickname was 'Oz' ejected DNE
04 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Atma Singh Grewal +
28 Sqn Cr after TO at Tezpur
11 Dec 72 Hunter Fg Offr Kalash Chandar Arora +
17 Sqn In Memoriam
12 Dec 72 MiG-21 FL
Bird Hit
22 Dec 72 Gnat Plt Offr Pradip Kumar Sinha +
21 Sqn Pilot Officer P. K. Sinha was killed in an aircraf
01 Jan 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Lt Raghavachari
FTW Possibly Repaired CrLanded outside Hyd. Pt OK with injuries. DNE. Fo
03 Feb 73 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Paul Simon Javaranjan +
Fg Offr Anuj Kumar Aga +
Click to View Record 43 Sqn LumLa, Lilabari
07 Feb 73 Chetak Flt Lt Mahadev Prabhakar Lagu +
Fg Offr Chandragupta Jinendra Narade +
114 HU In Memoriam - 3rd Pssnger A N S Ranawat 12221
27 Feb 73 Hunter Fg Offr K Singh
Martin Baker List
01 Mar 73 MiG-21 FL
DNE departed flt in 1vs1 Aircombat - Pilot killed
16 Mar 73 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Balinder Singh Sandhu +
47 Sqn Killed in accident Srinagar
27 Mar 73 Hunter Flt Lt Surender Kumar Chopra
Martin Baker List
03 Apr 73 Gnat E-1061 Flt Lt Ajit Keshav Agtey
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Left undercarraige failure to deploy after practic
19 Apr 73 Vampire Flt Cdt V S Gahlaut +
FTW In Memoriam
01 May 73 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Om Narayan Arha
FTW DNE. He had grinding noise from the engine. Got in
30 May 73 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Dalbir Singh Sawhney +
3 Sqn Mushed into ground during ACM (meerut)
23 Jul 73 Hunter F56 BA-324 Fg Offr Satish Kumar Sofat
Click to View Record 7 Sqn Ejected after Eng Fail during Approach KKD
01 Aug 73 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Jasjit Singh
Click to View Record 3 Sqn DNE - Bird hit at Hindon, Ejected
07 Aug 73 Dakota C-47 HJ-916 Fg Offr Harinder Pal Singh Gill +
Flt Lt Shailendra Kumar Singh +
11 Sqn Cr at Bakshi Ka Talab
08 Aug 73 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Venkatachalam Dhanushkodi +
AFA In Memoriam
16 Aug 73 Chetak Flt Lt Ravi Kant Verma +
Flt Lt Subhash Kumar Arora +
Click to View Record 115 HU PMO of EAC was also killed
23 Aug 73 Vampire T55 Flt Lt Ajitkumar Baburao Kadam +
1 BRD Martin Baker List
23 Aug 73 Hunter Plt Offr Parminder Singh Trehan +
OCU In Memoriam
29 Aug 73 Vampire T55 BY-402 Flt Lt Jasminder Singh Kahlon
Fg Offr S Ghosh
FTW ejection due to engine failure soon after take off
11 Oct 73 Gnat IE-1218 Fg Offr Ashok Kumar Menrai +
21 Sqn No details
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Kishore Chand Sharma
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
13 Oct 73 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Shiv Kumar Bhan
Click to View Record 26 Sqn midair collision in a 2 V 1 led by then Sqn Ldr Do
18 Oct 73 MiG-21 FL
Bird Hit
30 Oct 73 Gnat Flt Lt Derek Joseph Daly +
18 Sqn In Memoriam
03 Nov 73 Harvard T-6 IT-313 Flt Cdt Mrinal Kanti Devnath
AFA Cr L petalam village Medak
01 Jan 74 HF-24 Marut Flt Lt Kamal Raj Singh
Click to View Record 220 Sqn DNE. Practice interdiction sortie in the local fly
03 Jan 74 Vampire Flt Cdt Vijay Keshav Gadre +
FTW In Memoriam
07 Jan 74 Antonov An-12 BL-740
44 Sqn Swung on TO due to single Eng Failure. Hit a culve
22 Feb 74 Dakota C-47 Flt Lt Jagdish Kumar Malik
43 Sqn Pakke, NEFA
18 Mar 74 MiG-21 U U-459 Sqn Ldr Vinod Kumar Verma
Sqn Ldr Janak Pratap Singh
Click to View Record Click to View Record TACDE Possibly Repaired FL after engine flameout on takeoff.. Ac possibly
07 Apr 74 Cheetah SA-315 Maj Jagga Singh +
Capt Khurana
ARMY - 18 In Memoriam
13 Apr 74 Canberra Sqn Ldr Ghanshyam Das Sood +
Flt Lt Prakash Narain Mishra +
Click to View Record 35 Sqn In Memoriam

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