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 : 18 1952 : 55 1953 : 27 1954 : 23 1955 : 16 1956 : 12 1957 : 15 1958 : 18 1959 : 21 1960 : 21 1961 : 18 1962 : 26 1963 : 26 1964 : 30 1965 : 95
1966 : 18 1967 : 32 1968 : 25 1969 : 22 1970 : 29 1971 : 100 1972 : 36 1973 : 27 1974 : 22 1975 : 25 1976 : 30 1977 : 9 1978 : 15 1979 : 15 1980 : 26
1981 : 15 1982 : 25 1983 : 22 1984 : 18 1985 : 22 1986 : 32 1987 : 28 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 : 14 2020 : 3

A total of 2210 Accidents and Losses are listed.


DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewPhotoUnitRemarks
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 +
Click to View Record 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
19 Apr 84 Cheetah SA-315 Flt Lt Malkiat Singh Bains
Flt Lt Bajwa
Cr L 600m S of Bilafond La
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
24 Aug 84 Hunter F56a A-485 Sqn Ldr Jatinder Pal Joshi
Ejected, Inflight fire. Martin Baker List. Pilot n
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
15 Jul 85 MiG-21 M C-1544 Sqn Ldr Tej Prakash Srivastava
Click to View Record Cat 1 Accident
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
Click to View Record 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

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