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
07 Feb 82 Packet C-119 Sqn Ldr Narinder Singh Paintal +
Fg Offr Mahinder Pal Singh +
12 Sqn Jammu Malhar Hills 23 Killed
10 Feb 82 HF-24 Marut Fg Offr Subhash Mohan
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
24 Feb 82 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt A Gupta +
AFA In Memoriam
16 Mar 82 Iskra TS-11 Flt Lt Inder Mohan Malhotra +
FTW Cr while Landing at Yelahanka. Pilot apparently cu
22 Apr 82 Hunter Plt Offr A Yadav
Martin Baker List
04 May 82 Gnat E-1991 Fg Offr John Lancelot Cutinha
9 Sqn Possibly Repaired Experienced Brake failure. Arrestor barrier came u
05 May 82 HF-24 Marut Sqn Ldr Swarup Narain Garg
Jodhpur Basani Indl Area Pt BO Martin Baker List
10 May 82 Jaguar IS JI-011 Flt Lt Raj Kumar Srivastava +
14 Sqn From Ambala , Killed in Crash - flew into hill
01 Jun 82 MiG-21 Gp Capt Krishna Narayana Pillai
Click to View Record DNE Ejected after Engine fire
08 Jun 82 MiG-21 Fg Offr Avinah Narain Gadgil +
108 Sqn Hoshaipur Dist.
08 Jun 82 MiG-21 M Fg Offr Indrjitsinh Dansinh Gohil
29 Sqn Ejected while flying in a two ac formation at Jamn
12 Jun 82 HF-24 Marut D-1211 Flt Lt Anil Kumar Mathur
Click to View Record Martin Baker List Lost eng on TO Crashed into coll
14 Jul 82 MiG-21 Flt Lt Kuldeep Singh Rawal +
Sqn Ldr Kidyur Sudhir +
101 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Jul 82 MiG-21 Flt Lt Shivaram Vijay Kumar +
108 Sqn In Memoriam
28 Jul 82 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Chuducattil Koshy Varkey John +
AFA In Memoriam
04 Aug 82 Kiran HJT-16
AFA Martin Baker List
09 Aug 82 Kiran HJT-16 IN-056 Lt M K Mishra +
NAVY - INA Cr in sea after TO from Dabolim Sub Lt T S Tomar
07 Oct 82 MiG-21 Fg Offr Sri Ramulu Sridhar +
24 Sqn From Ambala
11 Oct 82 MiG-21 Flt Lt Sukhvir Singh Yadav +
35 Sqn In Memoriam
29 Oct 82 MiG-21 U U-553 Flt Lt Rakesh Mohan Arora +
7 Sqn Bird Hit after TO from Knpur to KKD Sandy Ejected
15 Nov 82 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Ramesh Malhotra
Click to View Record Cr Manmad after TO from Lohegan Pt BO
26 Nov 82 Mil Mi-8 Flt Lt Ravi Kumar Nandhi +
Sqn Ldr Rakesh Dutt Sharma +
Click to View Record 110 HU Cr Lunglee, Mizoram on way to Khumbirgram
29 Dec 82 Chetak Wg Cdr Yoginder Prakash +
Fg Offr Shivender Singh +
142 SSS Fl Cr Gangtok 5 Killed incl Gp Capt R Tandon (5391),
30 Dec 82 Ajeet Trainer E-2426 Sqn Ldr Davinder Kumar Powar +
ASTE Cr Dharmapur AC Took off Sulur. He was flying the
11 Jan 83 BN2 Defender Lt C P Omanukuttan
NAVY - INA Cr in Sea Took off Alleypey
19 Jan 83 Ajeet E-2012 Fg Offr John Lancelot Cutinha
9 Sqn U/C Lever stuck and could not be lowered. Ejected
22 Jan 83 Hunter Flt Lt Nagendra Nath Aurora +
27 Sqn In Memoriam
23 Jan 83 Kiran HJT-16
Hakimpet AFA - Zambian trainee and IAF Instr eject
24 Jan 83 Canberra T 54 Wg Cdr Dilip Kumar Ranchhoddas Asher +
Jaspal Singh Ahluwalia
Click to View Record 6 Sqn BL aircraft at Pune, AC burned Plt K Crew OK
29 Jan 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Amar Singh Ganpatrao Patil
Click to View Record Martin Baker List Lt G S Maneklala
27 Feb 83 Hunter Fg Offr K Singh
Martin Baker List
04 Mar 83 Chetak Lt Col Panni Korema Madhavan +
Capt D K Malhotra
ARMY - 17 In Memoriam
23 Mar 83 Canberra B(I) 58 Sqn Ldr Baldeep Singh Jaspal +
Flt Lt Sarat Chandra Dixit +
6 Sqn 3 km from Lohegaon 2k P K Dixit Nav. From H K Sin
30 Mar 83 Kiran HJT-16 U-848 Flt Cdt Dharwarkar
AFA Cr Mylavaram Krishna Dist on a solo NAV flight
13 Apr 83 Super Constellation IN-316
NAVY - INA Inadvertant U/C retr at Mumbai AC SOC
19 Apr 83 Chetak 116 HU Flt Lt Ganapathy Sarma Padam Kumar +
Plt Offr Dharambir Singh Hooda +
Cr at Manali Both Pilots Froze to Death P/O DS Hoo
08 Jun 83 Caribou DHC-4 BM-933 Sqn Ldr Sudershan Kumar Goel
33 Sqn Cr Bussapur Medak Dist 3k 6injured. F/O PK Chauh
18 Jun 83 Sea King IN-506 Lt Cdr V K Ojha +
NAVY Cr in Sea off Cochin 2 Killed
07 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Jatinder Singh Dhillon
Click to View Record Cr Kottur Took off Sulur - Through the seat ejecti
09 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Abhay Kumar +
Flt Cdt K M Nair +
AFA Mambapur vill MEDAK Flt Cdt K.M.Nair* Check Date i
13 Oct 83 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt P Sharma
Lt N Singh
Martin Baker List
16 Oct 83 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Biri Singh +
26 Sqn Cr during LL Pass over Pathankot -AFD celebrations
19 Oct 83 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Ajay Kumar Bugnait
Cr at Hissar
02 Nov 83 MiG-21 Fg Offr Vinod Kumar Chama +
24 Sqn Crashed, Ambala
28 Nov 83 MiG-23 MF Wg Cdr Roy Andrew Massey +
Click to View Record 224 Sqn Cr Tilpat.Bird hit.
29 Dec 83 Mil Mi-8 Sqn Ldr Brij Dev Madhok
Sqn Ldr Rajendra Singh Tandon
Click to View Record Antartic Expedition. While carrying an under-slung
09 Feb 84 Ajeet E-1993 Fg Offr Arun Kumar Sinha
9 Sqn PIO during T/O. Crashed after being airborne. Jump
21 Feb 84 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Lt Raju Stephen
Flt Cdt Shankar Krishnamurthy
Click to View Record AFA The main finding was that the aircraft had failed
21 Mar 84 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt Vinod Sivaraman
AFA Martin Baker List From Dundigal
11 Apr 84 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Sandeep Atwal
Martin Baker List

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