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 84 Jaguar IS Sqn Ldr G Singh
Western Sector Martin Baker List
06 Jul 84 MiG-23 Flt Lt Vinod Francis Pulikodan Varkey +
10 Sqn Crash in Pali Rajasthan. Lost contact with Control
07 Aug 84 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Pratap Vasudevrao Deshpande
Martin Baker List
22 Aug 84 Hunter Sqn Ldr Jatinder Pal Joshi
Martin Baker List
25 Aug 84 Chetak Fg Offr Manbir Singh Chahal +
Plt Offr Digvijay Singh +
104 HS Cr in bad weather near Solan - Maj Gen OS Bhandari
25 Aug 84 Kamov Ka-28 Lt R C Majumdar +
Lt S K Sinha +
NAVY Cr in Sea 50 km from Calicut 5killed Lt SK Sinha k
08 Sep 84 Iskra TS-11 Flt Cdt M J S Bains +
FTW FL Jeedimetla Lake.from Hakimpet. Awarded SC
25 Sep 84 MiG-21 Bis Sqn Ldr Sunil Mehta +
23 Sqn Sulvad Vill Rajkot dist Jamnagar. Prev UI
27 Sep 84 Mil Mi-8 Sqn Ldr Intezam Husain Naqvi +
Sqn Ldr Suvendu Mohan Gupta +
109 HU Siachen glacier 5killed
12 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Avn Cdt A Tiwari +
AFA INavy
20 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Lt N Singh
Martin Baker List
29 Oct 84 Kiran HJT-16 Plt Offr Om Nirmal Kumar
FTW Ejected - Jamnagar range during Armament Practice
01 Dec 84 MiG-23 BN SM-239 Flt Lt Avtar Singh
Click to View Record 221 Sqn Engine Failure (Possible Bird Hit)
27 Feb 85 Jaguar IS Sqn Ldr Gajraj Singh +
5 Sqn Jaitsar Vill Jaipur . From Ambala. disorientation
01 Mar 85 Kiran HJT-16 Sqn Ldr Ghanshyam Singh +
406 AFS Bi Bidar Cr on TO
13 Mar 85 Hunter T66 Wg Cdr Chandrasekhar
Wg Cdr Kamlesh Singh Mandla
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
19 Mar 85 Canberra Fg Offr Santosh Kumar +
Fg Offr Prasan Kumar Mishra +
16 Sqn Cr after TO from Gorakhpur 10 km 2 killed
20 Mar 85 Sukhoi-7 Flt Lt Jagdeep Singh Narania +
222 Sqn Mid Air Collision Jamnagar
20 Mar 85 Sukhoi-7 Fg Offr Sudhir Kaul
222 Sqn Mid Air Collision Jamnagar
31 Mar 85 Cheetah SA-315 Sqn Ldr Ajjampur Chandrashakher +
Sqn Ldr Sonam Wangdi +
142 SSS Fl Cr Eastern Sector 2 Killed
09 Apr 85 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Reetinder Singh Sodhi
Click to View Record 35 Sqn TO from Bareilly Cr Rampurmasi Vill 13 k on ground
27 Apr 85 MiG-21 Flt Lt Anand Gode
Click to View Record Bhisiana AP 15 km fm Bhatinda
17 May 85 BN2 Defender IN-134 Flt Lt S G Pynumtill +
NAVY Cochin NAS cr iduki dist.
21 May 85Unidentified HC
150 km from Gwalior
24 May 85 MiG-21 Fg Offr Sanjeev Mohan Majumdar
45 Sqn Raka Vill Fm Jamnagar AFB
01 Jun 85 MiG-21 M Flt Lt Dogra
35 Sqn Cr UP
30 Jul 85 Caribou DHC-4 BM-769 Sqn Ldr Sudershan Kumar Goel
Fg Offr Gulshan Kumar Sachdev
33 Sqn Crashlanded at 0725. on approach to Walong, they l
30 Jul 85 Ajeet Sqn Ldr Madhusudhan Banerjee
Click to View Record 9 Sqn Ejected after T/O
03 Oct 85 MiG-21 Plt Offr Sujit Suryakant Jog +
28 Sqn Tezpur Low Level Sorties
15 Oct 85 Ajeet Fg Offr Chetan Prakash Yadav
22 Sqn aileron malfunction
17 Oct 85 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Jasbir Singh Walia
Click to View Record 14 Sqn mid air with F/L Bhaduria, whose AC hit the unders
08 Nov 85 Ajeet E-2028 Flt Lt Samir Shah
22 Sqn Martin Baker List
13 Dec 85 Hunter Fg Offr Lovemeat Singh Bachher
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
30 Dec 85 Chetak Fg Offr Ajit Gopal Twade +
Fg Offr Pravin Kumar Yadav +
117 HU Cr 15 km fm Silchar 2 Killed
17 Jan 86 Sea King IN-508 Cdr Dhillon
NAVY 3 killed 45 km off Cohchin
21 Feb 86 Ajeet E-2021 Sqn Ldr Yashwant Rao Rane
Click to View Record 18 Sqn AFS Sulur Cr Appaniknopalli Martin Baker List
26 Feb 86 Ajeet E-1965 Air Cmde Tapas Kumar Sen
Click to View Record 2 Sqn Ejected after Engine Flameout DDK Range. The CoI f
22 Mar 86 Antonov An-32 K-2702 Wg Cdr Sureshchandra Gordhanbhai Patel +
Fg Offr Ashutosh Anant Sardespandey +
48 Sqn 17 killed Cr Kishtiwar area J&K
25 Mar 86 Antonov An-32 K-2729 Wg Cdr Ulliada Muddappa Bheemiah +
Wg Cdr Emelian Augustin Fernandez +
48 Sqn TO from Muscat Cr in sea 450 km fm Jamnagar. F/L B
27 Mar 86 Kiran HJT-16 Flt Cdt V S Mehta +
AFA Cr after TO fm Dundigal
05 May 86 MIG-25R Flt Lt Davinder Singh Kharah +
102 Sqn from Jodhpur AFB Cr 10 km at Digadi Vill
22 May 86 MiG-21 Fg Offr Anup Mair +
52 Sqn In Memoriam
27 May 86 Jaguar IS Flt Lt Anulya Chandra Bharali
Click to View Record Martin Baker List
04 Jun 86 MiG-21
Sirsa AFB Cr 7 km at Shajhdewanwali vill. the pi
17 Jun 86 MiG-21 Flt Lt Biswajit Nandy +
Flt Lt Rajinder Singh Bains +
101 Sqn Ambala AFB Cr Maheshnagar Cly 1 on Gd K. crashed d
17 Jun 86Unidentified F
the pilot was unable to climb or maintain height a
18 Jun 86Unidentified F
the aircraft sustained a bird hit shortly after ta
25 Jun 86 Jaguar IS Wg Cdr Mohan Kumar Prabhakar Samant +
Click to View Record 27 Sqn In Memoriam
18 Jul 86 MiG-23 Flt Lt Atalgatha Gundu Rao Narhari +
10 Sqn Killed in Crash - No Further Details
21 Jul 86 MiG-21 Bis Flt Lt Ashwini Kumar Agarwal +
23 Sqn In Memoriam

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