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
01 May 79 Chetak Sqn Ldr Manohar Pandurang Rane +
Flt Lt Madhusudan Sareen +
104 HS Cr 45 Km fm Halwara 4 CK
05 May 79 MiG-21 Flt Lt Tarit Kumar Sinha +
37 Sqn In Memoriam
31 May 79 MiG-21 FL
29 Sqn Ejected after a flypast
07 Jun 79 Kiran HJT-16
NAVY Martin Baker List Lt M S Marnik
07 Jun 79 HS-748 H-2178 Wg Cdr Manohar Lal Sharma +
Sqn Ldr Gurcharan Singh Ghattahorha +
11 Sqn Cr at Leh 28 killed. F/L Arun kumar Sharma (12038)
31 Jul 79Unidentified F
JAMNAGAR Lakhonwala
05 Sep 79 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Mashu Kashyap +
29 Sqn Cr 200 km Jodhpur at balora Pt K. Went into ground
22 Sep 79 HF-24 Marut IT D-1692 Sqn Ldr Sudhir Chander Batra
220 Sqn Ejected near Ozhar while ferrying a trainer from B
07 Nov 79 Chetak Sqn Ldr Jose Jesus Da Conceicao E Souza +
Sqn Ldr Bansi Parmar
121 HU 2CK after HC cr Bombay High
25 Jan 80Unidentified F
Midnapore 30 km at Salbani Pt BO
01 Feb 80 MiG-21 FL Fg Offr Anil Kumar Dogra +
3 Sqn crashed during ACM near Kotla Hills, Kangra
08 Feb 80 HT-2 Flt Lt Satish Bhasin
EFS In Memoriam
08 Feb 80 Iskra TS-11 Flt Cdt Ashwinder Singh Malhotra +
FTW In Memoriam
09 Feb 80 Ajeet E-1961 Sqn Ldr Subhash Chandra Rastogi
Click to View Record Cr during PFL
23 Feb 80 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Vijay Shankar Mehta +
Fg Offr Suresh Kumar Sharma +
PTS Cr after TO 7 km from Agra. An IAF transport aircr
06 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ashok Kumar Dasgupta
AFA Martin Baker List
19 Mar 80 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Mohan +
AFA MEDAK Papanapet
20 May 80 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Deepak Arora +
Amritsar Tarn Tarn from Ambala
21 May 80 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Ramakrishnan Shankar +
From Ambala
29 May 80 MiG-21 Flt Lt Bhabani Charan Talukdar
Click to View Record Bakula Area at Diphu Assam
31 May 80 Hunter
Crashed south West of Junagarh. However, the pilot
17 Jun 80 MiG-21 Flt Lt Edakalavan Satish +
1 Sqn K in Training Accident
24 Jul 80 Hunter Flt Lt Paramjit Singh Saini +
27 Sqn Cr near Jamnagar on sortie
14 Aug 80 Cheetah SA-315
ARMY - 2 A Cr Poonch 4 Cr K
23 Aug 80 Dakota C-47 HJ-235 Sqn Ldr Amar Pal Singh Chug +
Sqn Ldr Man Mohan Varma +
Cr Gauhati 9 killed
06 Sep 80 HF-24 Marut D-1243 Plt Offr Rippon Kumar Khullar +
220 Sqn 30 km from Jodhpur
20 Sep 80Unidentified HC
HC Crashed in Nanak Sagar Lake - upside down in wa
06 Oct 80 Chetak
Plt Offr Sudhir Kaul +
HTS In Memoriam
11 Oct 80 HT-2 Flt Cdt V Cheriyan +
EFS In Memoriam
18 Oct 80 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Kannady Vattakat Venugopal Menon +
Flt Lt Tadepalli Ram Kishore +
ASTE Cr while Landing at B'lore. Practicing for display
21 Oct 80Unidentified HC
Cr due to Bird Hit
23 Oct 80 Sukhoi-7 B-858 Sqn Ldr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record Bird Hit ejected ac cr in delhi
29 Oct 80 Ajeet Wg Cdr Kamal Khanna
Click to View Record 18 Sqn Martin Baker List Srinagar 55 km at Bandipura
29 Oct 80 HF-24 Marut D-1259 Flt Lt Cnakkangil Kesavadas +
Click to View Record 220 Sqn Pokhran
29 Dec 80 Ajeet E-1970 Flt Lt Govindan Gunasekhar
18 Sqn Srinagar Achhigam Martin Baker List
15 Jan 81Unidentified UI
114 HU In Memoriam
01 Feb 81 Sea King
NAVY Ditched in sea 1730 Hrs 160m from Cochin
09 Feb 81 MiG-21 Bis Wg Cdr Sanjeeva Sahay
Click to View Record 23 Sqn Eng flame out on approach to Halwara - ejected
20 Feb 81 Cheetah SA-315 Z-1882
ARMY - 7 A At Patiala Flying Club - 4k
04 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16
AFA In Memoriam
15 Mar 81 Kiran HJT-16
AFA Martin Baker List
16 Apr 81 Jaguar IS JI-006 Flt Lt Satish Chandra Singh Adhikari
14 Sqn Hit by Vulture during LL Trg Flight
01 Jul 81 Canberra B(I) 58
Gorakhpur, Cr during SE approach at night Cr k
21 Aug 81 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Satish Kumar Rampal +
7 Sqn In Memoriam
04 Sep 81 Sukhoi-7 B-859 Sqn Ldr Kariyadil Cheriyan Kuruvilla
Click to View Record
11 Sep 81 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Gurwant Singh Gill +
32 Sqn In Memoriam
01 Oct 81 Kiran HJT-16
AFA Martin Baker List Cdt A Singh
26 Oct 81 Gnat E-1220
2 Sqn wo ac n heavy landing in KKD
01 Nov 81 MiG-25R
102 Sqn Russian TP doing air-test after assembly of new ai
05 Jan 82 MiG-21
17 Sqn DNE Pilot ejected during night at Gidharbha Road

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