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 : 26 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 21 1986 : 32 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 2195 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
10 Apr 76 Alize IN-205
NAVY - INA Ditched in sea, Crew rescued by Lt Cdr KDS Sandhu
21 Apr 76 Vampire T55 Lt V Ahuja
Sub Lt J Singh
NAVY Martin Baker List
30 Apr 76 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Narendra Nath Kaul +
Sqn Ldr Samuel Jaiwant Clive +
19 Sqn Nav F/L GS Chowdhary (9497) also killed
08 Jun 76 MiG-21 Flt Lt Turab Ali +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
10 Jun 76 Iskra TS-11 W-1762 Sqn Ldr Joseph Thomas
Click to View Record FTW flight test after FTW reported a number of delayed
23 Jul 76 HF-24 Marut Fg Offr Uday Shankar Gelli
10 Sqn Martin Baker List
24 Jul 76 Sukhoi-7 Sqn Ldr Owen Joseph D'Sena +
Click to View Record TACDE Ac tech failure. Crashed immediately after take of
15 Aug 76 HF-24 Marut
Martin Baker List
06 Sep 76 Sukhoi-7 Plt Offr Kanwal Naz +
26 Sqn From Ambala
27 Sep 76 HT-2 Flt Lt Anil Chaturvedi +
EFS Instructor started spin at lower altitude - did no
28 Sep 76 Kiran HJT-16 U-777 Sqn Ldr Deepak Yadav +
Flt Lt Ramesh Chandra Ghildiyal +
Click to View Record Click to View Record ASTE new manufactured aircraft and the HAL test pilots
01 Oct 76 Alize IN-208 Lt Cdr P Kumar +
Lt P C Handa +
NAVY - INA Cr iin Sea off Goa - Lt J S Suhar k
06 Oct 76 HF-24 Marut D-1247 Flt Lt Samavedam Vera Raja Sekhar
Click to View Record 10 Sqn Ferry for AF day display. Ejected after inflight e
11 Oct 76 MiG-21 FL Flt Lt Deshpal Singh +
8 Sqn Aerobatics
11 Nov 76 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Stayendra Vikram Singh Gahlot
Ejected over Ambala. Engine Flameout Date Not Exat
12 Nov 76 Dakota C-47 BJ-922
15 Nov 76 Chetak Flt Lt Chandan Gupta +
Flt Lt Murthy
ASTE killed in crash - test pilot school. Date given as
26 Nov 76 Packet C-119
PTS Cr near Tumkur. Crew survived ac w/o
17 Dec 76 Canberra T 54 Plt Offr Ashok Kumar Tekchand Gehani +
Flt Lt Hemant Manohar Pandit +
JBCU
25 Dec 76 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt R C Sharma
5 BRD Air test, aircraft did not recover from spin
27 Jan 77 Gnat E-1037 Fg Offr Chander Shekhar +
9 Sqn Did not pull out from a R/P live dive and crashed
05 Apr 77 Dakota C-47 Sqn Ldr Manoj Chandra Goel +
Flt Lt Darryl Raymond Kumar +
NRSA. 4 killed incl F/Lt N L Dewan (10241), Flt Lt
18 May 77 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Raj Kumar Poonia
Flt Lt Ramesh Bakshi
Click to View Record Click to View Record Martin Baker List
20 May 77 MiG-21 FL C-1004 Flt Lt Simhakutty Varthaman
Click to View Record 1 Sqn Engine fire followed by catastrophic disintegratio
25 May 77 Dakota C-47 IJ-297
13 Aug 77 Gnat IE-1246 Fg Offr Pradeep Kumar Sahu +
2 Sqn In Memoriam
20 Aug 77 Gnat E-300 Flt Lt Anjum Nabi Azmi
9 Sqn Severe Lateral rocking, a/c went out of control, E
15 Oct 77 MiG-21 Flt Lt Z A V Fernandes +
47 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Nov 77 Tupolev-124 V-643 Wg Cdr Clarence Joseph D'Lima +
Sqn Ldr Cyriac Mathew +
Click to View Record AHQ Comm S Cr at Guwahati 5 Killed Tekalgaon village. Nav W/
18 Feb 78 Iskra TS-11 Plt Offr Gunbir Singh Chhabra +
FTW In Memoriam
02 Mar 78 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Vipin Arora +
Sqn ldr Prakash Chander Anand +
12 Sqn S/L RL Tikku (12052). F/L Ashok Kumar (11974) also
06 Mar 78 HT-2 Capt S K Sharma +
EFS In Memoriam
18 Mar 78 Hunter Fg Offr Nur Ul Amin Saharia +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
21 Mar 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Naresh Kumar Ahuja +
AFA In Memoriam
07 Apr 78 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Anjan Kumar Sen +
AFA In Memoriam
08 Jul 78 HF-24 Marut D-1276 Sqn Ldr Joginder Singh Kapoor +
Click to View Record 31 Sqn Jodhpur
22 Jul 78 Hunter Flt Lt Tejbir Singh Chadha +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Jul 78 MiG-21 Gp Capt Ramanathan Sundaresan +
Click to View Record Mid Air Collision with Mig at Pathankot.
08 Aug 78 Gnat E-1047 Sqn Ldr Romesh Chand Nanda +
22 Sqn Cr into Barrier abandoned TO at Baghdogra
05 Oct 78 Canberra B(I) 58 Fg Offr Johnson Chacko
Flt Lt Siddhartha Chaudhary
Click to View Record 5 Sqn Possibly Repaired Hydraulic failure - belly landed on runway - full
20 Oct 78 MiG-21 Flt Lt Gopal Krishnan +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
03 Nov 78 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Anil Kumar Dogra +
Sqn Ldr Manohar Lal Monga +
114 HU Op Meghdoot, Crashed 15 Miles SW of Leh
03 Nov 78 Hunter Plt Offr P Kumar
Martin Baker List
19 Nov 78 Antonov An-12 L-650 Flt Lt Anand Mohan Singh Tanwar +
Sqn Ldr Gur Swaroop Sinha +
44 Sqn Cr at Leh airport. S/L harminder Singh (10620) als
13 Feb 79 HT-2 Flt Lt Jacob Palamootil Mathews +
Flt Cdt Sundaram Arul
EFS In Memoriam
22 Feb 79 Cheetah SA-315 Capt Anil Kumar Gauba +
Capt Lalit Bhatia
ARMY - 2 A In Memoriam
01 Mar 79 MiG-21 FL Plt Offr Chattrashal Singh Rathore +
30 Sqn Died in Crash
05 Mar 79 Hunter Plt Offr Harjinder Singh Dheendsa +
OCU In Memoriam
26 Mar 79 MiG-21 FL C-762 Flt Lt Ashok Dharam Chibbar
Click to View Record 30 Sqn 1 vs 1 Practice Combat Sortie. Fire Warning and Sm
28 Mar 79 MiG-21 FLt LT Baby Sreedhar +
21 Sqn In Memoriam

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