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
01 Jun 74 MiG-21 MF Fg Offr Anil Thapar
7 Sqn Ejected after Flameout at Chandigarh, DNE
01 Jun 74 Vampire FB52 Flt Cdt Vijay Singh
FTW DNE. Mk52 suffered a flame out soon after take off
03 Jun 74 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Krishna Kumar Pandalal +
1 Sqn In Memoriam
30 Jul 74 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Ramaswamy Rajendran +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Aug 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt Cdr T H Chowfin
Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
NAVY Martin Baker List Sub Lt Y Chaudhari
01 Sep 74 Mil Mi-8 Flt Lt Nand Lal Verma
Fg Offr Fali Homi Major
Click to View Record DNE First Mi-8 accident a high altitude. Heli roto
05 Sep 74 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Nitin Madhukar Gupte
Flt Cdt Arup Raha
Click to View Record Click to View Record AFA By Arup Raha. A circle marks out September 5 for
07 Sep 74 Dakota C-47 BJ-920 Flt Lt Vijendra Rao +
Flt Lt Bhupendra Madholal Parikh +
43 Sqn
24 Sep 74 HF-24 Marut D-1239 Sqn Ldr Rama Pati Sharma +
220 Sqn Jodhpur. Engine fire - tried to land instead of ej
28 Sep 74 Hunter F56a Flt Lt Harjeet Singh Kahlon +
27 Sqn hit a sand dune during a low level sortie in an Ar
20 Oct 74 Cheetah SA-315 Maj C S Krishnan VrC +
Capt B J S Oberoi
ARMY - 2 A Helicopter cr due to water in fuel
28 Oct 74 HF-24 Marut Fg Offr Udoy Narayan Ganguly
Click to View Record Martin Baker List - Went into a flat spin
17 Dec 74 Kiran HJT-16 Lt S Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List
31 Dec 74 Sea Hawk
NAVY - INA Ejected off Kawar - rescued from sea by Lt Cdr San
01 Jan 75 Gnat E-319 Plt Offr Ajeet Mukerjee +
22 Sqn Died in air crash - Source: 22 Sqn Book
10 Jan 75 Gnat E-1050 Fg Offr Ashok Toshkani +
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Collinded with a HF-24 after landing . Gnat which
24 Jan 75 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Dilip Kamalakar Parulkar
Click to View Record Ejected after TO - Engine flameout
25 Jan 75 Hunter Flt Lt Vasant Vasudevan
Martin Baker List
04 Feb 75 Dakota C-47 IJ-818
25 Feb 75 MiG-21 U U-666 Sqn Ldr Janak Pratap Singh
Flt Lt S G Bose
Click to View Record 3 Sqn AC caught fire, Both Pilots ejected
21 Mar 75 Mil Mi-4 Flt Lt Surinder Singh Bali +
Flt Lt Kanchulli Vasudevan Nambiar +
111 HU ac took off from Hasimara early mng, and the chopp
08 Apr 75 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Partha Das Gupta +
Click to View Record 28 Sqn Eng Flmae out Bird Hit on TO Tezpur. Ejected but k
10 Apr 75Unidentified HC
Ditched in Sea off Santa Cruz, Pilots rescued
11 Apr 75 MiG-21 FL Wg Cdr Tekkidath Vijayan Nair Vijayan +
3 Sqn MACW MiG Killed
11 Apr 75 MiG-21 FL Sqn Ldr Mohammad Raza Shirazi
Click to View Record 3 Sqn MACW MiG Ejected
22 Apr 75 Hunter Flt Lt Nirmal Kumar Bhasin
Martin Baker List
27 Apr 75 HS-748 H-1520 Sqn Ldr Habib Ali Izzat
Sqn Ldr J J Singh
NSS Cr at Yallahanpur. Training sortie. No injuries
03 May 75C-46 Commando C Flt Lt Yoginder Kumar Mehta +
Flt Lt Paramjit Singh Bhandari +
ARC F/L SK Sharma (10260) also died
14 May 75 Gnat E-308 Fg Offr Harmohinder Singh Billing +
23 Sqn premature takeoff at Hindon
19 May 75 Dakota C-47 BJ-975
10 Jul 75 HF-24 Marut Flt Lt Leyland Andrew Fernandez
Martin Baker List
17 Jul 75 Hunter F56 Fg Offr Sajjan Singh Rana +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn Crashed into Hills NW of Pathankot. Wreckage not f
14 Aug 75 Mil Mi-4 Flt Lt Anang Mohan Bose
ARC Cr Naokhali District, Bangladesh 8 k. Civlian Co-P
27 Aug 75 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Shashi Kiron Macsuedon +
26 Sqn From Ambala
30 Sep 75 MiG-21 FL
29 Sqn Birdhit - DNE
06 Oct 75 Hunter Plt Offr Jai Kumar Kartha +
OCU In Memoriam
10 Oct 75 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt P Gopakumar Nair +
AFA Date given as 9/10 in In Memoriam
01 Nov 75 Kiran HJT-16 Lt G V Sarathi +
Flt Lt Anil Kumar Oberoi +
AFA In Memoriam
11 Nov 75 HF-24 Marut D-1258 Flt Lt Philop Edmund D'Souza +
220 Sqn Aerobatics, went into spin. Ejected but did not su
03 Jan 76 Cheetah SA-315 Capt Harinder Pal Singh Jaggi +
Capt Jagan Nath Chandna
ARMY - 18 In Memoriam
09 Jan 76 MiG-21 Fg Offr Munesh Kumar Gupta +
3 Sqn In Memoriam
09 Jan 76 Mil Mi-8 Z-1681
Cr near Oil Rig Haakon Magnus 5K off Bombay. 5 Pas
27 Jan 76 Gnat Flt Lt Subramaniamudaliar Muthukumaraswamy +
22 Sqn Aileron reverted to Manual, cr on TO Hasimara
03 Feb 76 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Konda Lakshman Umesh +
108 Sqn In Memoriam. Collided with another MiG-21.
03 Feb 76 MiG-21 FL
108 Sqn Collided with K L Umesh - Ejected Safely
19 Feb 76 Gnat Plt Offr Shrish Sridhar Buit +
22 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Mar 76 Sea Hawk IN-241 Cdr P A Debrass
NAVY - INA Rolled off deck of INS Vikrant. Pt Ejected U/W
25 Mar 76 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt A K Joshi
Martin Baker List
07 Apr 76 Hunter T66 Wg Cdr Tejendra Singh Rathore
S K Sinha
OCU Khalid and S K Sinha ejected
10 Apr 76 Alize IN-205
NAVY - INA Ditched in sea, Crew rescued by Lt Cdr KDS Sandhu

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